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 project, where students are required to design, test and construct an electronic circuit.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

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 advanced knowledge of the use and application of standard RF electronic test equipment.

3. Design RF electronic circuit elements.

4. Build RF electronic circuits.


Practical 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.


This course has similarities to ELEC4210. If you have completed ELEC4210, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

ELEC3240 Electronics

Assessment items

Quiz: Mid-semester quiz

Project: Project

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory exercises

Report: Assignments

Contact hours



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