ECE4023 - Radio frequency electronics - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Tom Drummond


Dr Mehmet Yuce

Not offered in 2018


ECE2021 or PHS2022 and ECE2041Not offered in 2018 and ECE2061


ECE3022Not offered in 2018


ECE4204, ECE5203, ECE5204


This unit is a study of passive and active electronic components and devices and how they perform at radio and microwave frequencies. Physical RF circuits are to be designed, built and tested in the laboratory and as design projects. Extensive use is made of modern RF simulation and design software.


  1. To educate the student about the unique nature of working at RF and microwave frequencies
  2. To give the student the necessary analytical skills to analyse RF and microwave electronic components, circuits and systems
  3. To teach the student to design RF and microwave circuits and systems
  4. To give the student the skills to utilise sophisticated RF and microwave EDA software and to use RF and microwave test equipment to develop RF and microwave electronics


Continuous assessment: 40% + Examination (2 hours): 60%.

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study