Microwave and Space Engineering

SwB, course package, 60 credits

The course package prepare you for an industrial and academic career in research and development of hardware for wireless communication, remote sensing, radar applications, environmental monitoring, global navigation satellite systems, and radio astronomy. There are large technical challenges within these areas. The increasing demands for higher data transmission rates everywhere drive the research and development of energy efficient microwave systems, and multipath antenna systems. Highly directive line-of-sight systems provide effective solutions for long distance data transmission, e.g. terrestial backhaul networks, satellite broadcasting, and even communication with Mars rovers.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
RRY036 - Electromagnetic waves and components, 7.5 cr
SSY085 - Wireless and photonics system engineering, 7.5 cr
MCC121 - Microwave engineering, 7.5 cr
RRY016 - Space science and techniques, 7.5 cr
Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
EME102 - Active microwave circuits, 7.5 cr
RRY055 - Remote sensing, 7.5 cr
SSY100 - Antenna engineering, 7.5 cr
RRY080 - Radar systems and applications, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Undergraduate Profile:  Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics, Engineering Mathematics.
Courses: Mathematics 30 cr. (including Linear algebra, Multivariable calculus, Fourier analysis) and Electromagnetic field theory.

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on Universityadmissions.se
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on Universityadmissions.se
Application instructions in detail (external link on studyinsweden.se) 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions, admissions@chalmers.se
Specific questions about course content: Hans Hjelmgren, hans.hjelmgren@chalmers.se
Other questions: Student Exchange, studentexchange@chalmers.se

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015