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Radio Frequency (RF) Technology

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Radio Frequency (RF) Technology

Earners of the Radio Frequency (RF) Technology microcredential will acquire practical knowledge and hands-on skills in essential equipment, such as vector network analyzers and spectrum analyzers. Students will also acquire working knowledge of various RF devices and components commonly used in RF systems. The microcredential will provide training on how to characterize and evaluate the performance of RF devices such as filters, amplifiers, oscillators, and mixers. The microcredential will emphasize hands-on skills through lab exercises utilizing the latest equipment in RF technology. This microcredential is intended for those who are interested in pursuing careers in RF technology and its applications.

Admission requirements for application:

For Non-matriculated students:

  • Completion of the non-matriculated student application
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology, or Department approval
  • Completion of the Microcredential Application on Etrieve (Instructions will be emailed after completing the non-matriculated student application)

Requirements to earn the microcredential:

  • Completion of EET 330: RF Technology I (3 credits) with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of EET 430: RF Technology II (3 credits) with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of an RF-related project. The project must be pre-approved by the department and may start any time after the completion of EET 330. Students will be expected to produce a comprehensive project report, and the Department coordinator will evaluate the final project for satisfactory completion.
  • Note: Matriculated students in the Electrical Engineering Technology degree program may choose an RF-related project in their senior capstone course, EET 452: Design Project (Writing Intensive).

Time to complete:

2-3 semesters

Cost to attend:

Standard tuition rates apply. For tuition and student consumer information, please click here.

Contact Information

Electrical And Computer Engineering Technology

Lupton Hall, 246G

Required Coursework: (2 courses, 6 credits)
EET 330: RF Technology I 3 credits
EET 430: RF Technology II 3 credits

EET 330 RF Technology I

This course provides the applications and practical knowledge in RF technology. The course also integrates the essential measurement equipment and techniques used in RF technology such as RF signal generator, spectrum analyzer, and vector network analyzer with various hands-on lab exercises to help students be competent with the equipment. The topics covered in the course include RF power calculations, complex impedances, impedance matching, network analysis using s-parameters and Smith chart, signal modulation and measurement techniques, and link budgets. This course is an integrated lecture/lab class. Prerequisite(s): EET 225 with a grade of C or higher or department approval

EET 430 RF Technology II

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in EET 330, RF Technology I. The course provides in-depth and practical knowledge of more complex RF devices and components used in RF technology that are not covered in EET 330. The course has hands-on laboratory exercises that feature advanced RF measurement techniques that require multiple measurement equipment and comprehensive analysis of measured data. The topics covered in the course include architectures and performances of transmitters, receivers, and transceivers, RF filters, oscillators, RF amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, noise analysis, antennas, coax cables, signal combiners/dividers, and microwave components. This course is an integrated lecture/lab class. Prerequisite(s): EET 330 with a grade of C or higher

Last Modified 6/11/24