2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Microwave Engineering, CAS


Amit Agrawal, Howard A. Blair, Tomislav Bujanovic, Stephen J. Chapin, Biao Chen, C.Y. Roger Chen, Shiu-Kai Chin, Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Ehat Ercanli, Makan Fardad, James W. Fawcett, Prasanta Ghosh, Albert Goldfain, Mustafa Cenk Gursoy, Carlos R.P. Hartmann, Robert Irwin, Can Isik, Philipp Kornreich, Andrew Chung-Yeung Lee, Jay Kyoon Lee, Yingbin Liang, Duane L. Marcy, Kishan G. Mehrotra, Chilukuri K. Mohan, Jae C. Oh, Susan Older, Qinru Qiu, Laleh Rabieirad, James S. Royer, Tapan K. Sarkar, Fred Schlereth, Q. Wang Song, Jian Tang, William C. Tetley, Pramod K. Varshney, Senem Velipasalar, Hong Wang, Heng Yin, Edmund Yu

The Department of EECS at Syracuse University offers the Certificate of Advanced Study in Microwave Engineering (CASME). This certificate program reflects the department’s strength in the theoretical and practical aspects of microwave engineering.

The comprehensive set of courses in this certificate program provides a strong theoretical basis for microwave engineering. Moreover, participants of the program gain hands-on experience in practice of microwave engineering. The project-based courses of the certificate teach the student how to design, simulate, build and test a microwave device such as an amplifier, filter, oscillator or antenna. The simulation tools used in these courses are identical to some of the commercial software used by the microwave industry. The test equipment used is state-of-the-art microwave measurement devices commonly used by industry.

The certificate is composed of a comprehensive and coherent collection of courses to ensure that students acquire the following educational outcomes:

  1. mastery of the underlying principles of microwave theory;
  2. use of microwave theory concepts to design microwave devices satisfying a given set of specifications and to predict their behavior;
  3. use of the latest software tools to simulate microwave circuit behavior;
  4. use of microwave theory concepts and CAD software to optimize microwave circuits to meet given specifications;
  5. mastery of the use of microwave equipment such as network and spectrum analyzers.

Successful completion of the CASME does not ensure admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). However, the credits earned by completing the courses specified above can be accepted towards the MSEE program.

Admission to the CASME is based on academic record of a BS in electrical engineering, professional experience, and letters of recommendation.

Additional Information

Must maintain a cumulative total GPA of at least a 3.0 in those courses to be credited towards the CASME