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:
Mastery of the underlying principles of microwave theory
Use of microwave theory concepts to design microwave devices satisfying a given set of specifications and to predict their behavior
Use the latest software tools to simulate microwave circuit behavior
Use microwave theory concepts and CAD software to optimize microwave circuits to meet given specifications
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 B.S. in electrical engineering, professional experience, and letters of recommendation.