CET712 Passive RF circuits

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objective of this course is to provide learners with a good understanding of fundamental techniques in RF circuits for wireless communications. Analysis  and design of a variety of passive RF and microwave circuits, including  microstrip line circuits, power dividers, couplers and filters will be discussed.

This course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Information and Telecommunication Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering


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On completion of the course, the learners should be able to:

1. Equipped with the knowledge in passive RF circuits from this course;
2. Able to participate in analysis and simulation of various passive RF circuits;
3. Able to participate in design and implementation of various passive RF circuits.

Microstrip Line and Network Parameters 
Review of transmission line theory. Network parameters such as Y-, Z-, S-  and ABCD-matrices. Analysis and design of microstrip line circuits.

Power Dividers and Couplers 

Even- and odd-mode analysis of parallel coupled lines. Analysis of Wilkinson power dividers/combiners, branch-line couplers, coupled-line and rat-race  couplers.


Distributed-element filters on TEM-wave transmission line. Richards' Theorem and Kuroda identities. Filter design theory on coupled resonators.  TEM-wave filter synthesis design. Design and implementation of parallel coupled-line bandpass filters.

For aspiring engineers and Information technologists who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in the broad area of communication engineering.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering

CET700 Signal Space and Modulation1
CET701 Error-Correction Coding1
CET702 Spread-Spectrum Communication System1
CET703 Fibre Optic Network Design I1
CET704 Fibre Optic Network Design II1
CET705 Fibre Optic Network Design III1
CET706 Wireless Channel Models1
CET707 Fading Mitigation Techniques1
CET708 Wireless Networks1
CET709 Fundamentals of Computer Networks1
CET710 Traffic Engineering in Computer Networks1
CET711 Network Security1
CET713 Active RF circuits I1
CET714 Active RF circuits II1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Information and Telecommunication Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering  (total 15AUs) 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.