A core focus of the Microwave and Antenna Engineering Group is the training of future analogue and high frequency electronic colleagues for industry focused or research intensive careers.

We have carefully organised a stream of Microwave, Antenna, and RF System related courses which provide a coherent coverage of all the major technical skills which are essential for accelerated careers in the related sectors. Our stream provides an emphasis on innovative teaching and learning-by-doing in the classroom and the supporting practical laboratory activities. Below you can find some information on the analogue and high frequency electronics curriculum we offer at Heriot-Watt University as well as examples of our teachings and laboratory activities. If you are a prospective student, parent or industrialist interested to discuss our teaching in more detail, we will be pleased to hear from you.

Teaching Stream:

Analogue and High Frequency Electronics Stream

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 and 5 
B37VAPraxis Electronic DesignB38EBCircuits and AnalysisB39AXEngineering Mathematics and StatisticsB30EIAdvanced Analogue Electronics
B37EEIntroduction to EEB38EMIntroduction to Electricity and MagnetismB39MBPhysical electronics and semiconductors B30SQCommunications Devices and Systems
  B38SASignals and SystemsB39EESemiconductor ElectronicsB30MTMicrowave Techniques
B39MAElectromagneticsB31SIPrinciples of Mobile Comms
    B39SBTime and Frequency Signal Analysis B31SHRF Mobile Communication Systems
    B39HFHigh Frequency CircuitsB31HDHigh Frequency Circuit Design
      B31AOAntennas and Applications

Laboratory Activities

Our undergraduate students have worked together to develop a number of videos showcasing their research and laboratory based activities. You will find interesting examples of their work included in the selection of videos below: 

  • Lab 3 – High Frequency Circuit Design

  • HF Circuits Lab: Branch line Hybrid Coupler

  • Patch Antenna Design

  • 3 High Frequency Circuits Lab