The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


This course considers advanced analogue electronics design with a particular emphasis on radio frequency (RF) electronics. Both theoretical and practical aspects of RF electronic circuits are considered. A major component of the course is a small group project, where design, testing and construction of an electronic circuit is required.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Solve complex problems using established engineering methods in RF electronics.

2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the use and application of standard RF electronic test equipment.

3. Design standard RF electronic circuit elements.

4. Build standard RF electronic circuits.


Practical hints on electronics components, Comparators, Noise in Electronic Circuits, Interference Generation, Transmission, Reception, Grounding & Shielding,Analogue / RF Filters Design, Analogue / RF Amplifiers, Oscillators, Modulators, Mixers, Phase Locked Loops.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory

Report: Assignments

Project: Group Project

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 2


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 1