SITizens Learning Credits


RF and wireless systems are one of the key enabling technology for next-generation intelligent transportation systems (ITS), ranging from Vehicle to infrastructure (V2X) communication systems to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and satellite navigation systems. The RF/Microwave electronics industry is evolving rapidly to meet the requirements of a variety of applications leading to robust ITS. The electronics industries, as they evolve in this sector, while adapting from previous generation digital electronics to advanced RF electronics, are having needs to equip their engineers with fundamental principles of RF and microwave engineering.

This intermediate-level course aims to make this transition of the practising engineers, by exposing them to the concepts in RF engineering essential for design, fabrication, system integration and testing of RF systems. The course introduces the fundamentals, enforcing basic knowledge necessary for understanding operation and design principles in a typical RF system. Distributed effects in a transmission line and transition from tradition voltage and current waves to power-waves in the form of Scattering parameters will be introduced. Techniques for Impedance Matching and visualizing using Smith Chart will be covered. Transmission line types and effects critical for PCB design especially for high-frequency operation will be covered. Finally, essential topics on antennas, their radiation characteristics and related propagation effects will be covered. The course will cover relevant examples using appropriate design and simulation tools where applicable.

To aid companies in transforming their capabilities through their human capital, and support Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation, this course is mapped to the Singapore Economic Development Board’s Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index:

  • Dimension 7 - Shop Floor Connectivity
  • Dimension 8 - Enterprise Connectivity
  • Dimension 9 - Facility Connectivity

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1: Introduction
  • Frequency Spectrum, Review of Complex Numbers, Units, Wave Characteristics.
Topic 2: Impedance and Transmission Line Theory
  • Lumped Circuit Elements (R, L and C), Complex Impedance, Transmission Line Theory, VSWR, Reflection Coefficient, Smith-Chart
Topic 3: S-parameters
  • Network Parameters including Impedance, Admittance, ABCD and Scattering parameters, Vector Network Analyzer and Measurement of S-parameters
Topic 4: Impedance Matching
  • LC Resonance, Q Matching, Matching Network and Smith Chart
Topic 5: Transmission Lines
  • Coaxial Cables, Microstrip Lines, Striplines, Multilayered PCB and Via-hole Effects
Topic 6: Antennas and Propagation
  • EM Radiation, Types of antennas, Antenna design, Performance parameters and measurements, propagation models and path-loss calculations.

Antennas - Friis Transmission Equation

SmithChart - Introduction

Who Should Attend

  • Practising Engineers from Assistant Engineers to Principal Engineers who are involved in the design, development, and production and testing of RF/Wireless components, circuits, sub-systems, and systems
  • Technical Staff and Product Managers who wish to upskill their knowledge in RF systems

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

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Basic knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits as well as complex numbers are required for this course.


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course.
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment at the end of the course


Duration Venue
2-day SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $1,284.00 $385.20
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,284.00 $145.20
Non-Singaporeans $1,284.00 Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 02 Dec 2021 (Thu) to
03 Dec 2021 (Fri)
Registration is Closed.

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