Updated on Dec 24, 2021 05:54 IST
Saakshi Varsha Lama

Saakshi Varsha LamaSenior Executive Content

RF (Radio Frequency) & Microwave Engineering is a subset of electrical engineering. These specialists design, construct and operate devices that transmit or receive radio waves. These devices include radios, wireless equipment, mobile phones etc. An RF (Radio Frequency) & Microwave Engineering programme is most suitable for individuals wanting to develop their expertise and grow in the field of  RF, microwave, millimetre wave engineering.

Table of Contents
  1. RF & Microwave Engineering Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.1 UG Level Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.2 PG Level Eligibility Criteria
  2. RF & Microwave Engineering Skill Sets
  3. RF & Microwave Engineering Subjects 
  4. RF & Microwave Engineering Jobs and Top Recruiters 
    • 4.1 RF & Microwave Engineering Job Profiles
    • 4.2 RF & Microwave Engineering Companies & Recruiters
    • 4.3 RF & Microwave Engineering Salary
  5. RF & Microwave Engineering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

RF & Microwave Engineering Eligibility Criteria

For admissions into the RF & Microwave Engineering course, the students will have to meet certain eligibility criteria. However, the eligibility criteria may be different for every college.

UG Level Eligibility Criteria

  • Students should have completed their 12th standard qualifying examination from a recognized board or University.
  • Should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • A minimum aggregate of 50% marks should be scored in the 12th standard qualifying exam.

PG Level Eligibility Criteria

  • Students should have a BE/BTech degree from a recognized University.
  • Most admissions will be done based on GATE scores, so the students will be required to meet this eligibility.

RF & Microwave Engineering Skill Sets

Listed below are some of the skill sets that the candidates are expected to have to excel in the field.

Particulars Particulars
Communication Skills Critical Thinking
Experience in ECAD tools Attention to Detail
Leadership Management

RF & Microwave Engineering Subjects 

Here are the topics that students study in an RF & Microwave Engineering programme:

Topics

Topics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Microwave Circuit Lab

Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering

Antenna Theory and Design

Microwave Circuits and Systems

Computational Methods for Electromagnetics

Microwave Semiconductor Devices

Antenna Design Lab

Besides the above, students will also be given an option to choose three of the following electives across the 2nd and the 3rd semester.

Electives

Electives

RF IC and Microwave Mems

Optoelectronics and Fiber Optic Communication

millimetre-wave Integrated Circuits

Wireless Channels and UWB Radios

RF Packaging and Electromagnetic Compatibility

Remote Sensing

Adaptive and Smart Antennas

millimetre-wave Integrated Circuits Lab

Phased Array Antennas

Electromagnetic and Microwave Application of Metamaterials

Satellite Communication    

 

Note: The above topics will vary from college to college.

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RF & Microwave Engineering Jobs and Top Recruiters 

After completing an MTech in RF & Microwave Engineering, here are types of job roles/profiles one can expect to get into:

RF & Microwave Engineering Job Profiles

Particulars

Particulars

Electrical engineer

RF Engineer

RF/Microwave Engineer

Applications Engineer

Associate RF Engineer

RF Design Engineer

R&D Engineer (RF)

VSAT Engineer

RF Systems Engineers

EMF Survey Engineer

RF Hardware Engineer

Antenna Engineer

RF & Microwave Engineering Companies & Recruiters

Take a look at some of the top companies recruiting RF & Microwave Engineering professionals:

Particulars

Particulars

IBM

Qualcomm

BOEING

Keysight Technologies

Intel

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Nokia

Mercury Systems

Microsoft

COMSOL India

Verizon

Raman Research Institute (RRI)

SpaceX

Accord Global Technology Solutions

Engineering Network International

Imagination Technologies

Kyocera International, Inc

Indian Railways

RF & Microwave Engineering Salary

According to Payscale, the average pay of a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer is Rs 250,586 per year. Take at the salary range of an RF & Microwave Engineer in India.

Level

Salary (INR)

Entry-level

INR  2,00,000 LPA

Mid-career

INR  2,50,000 to 5,00,000 LPA

Experienced

INR  5,00,000 to 10,00,000 LPA

RF & Microwave Engineering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is RF & Microwave Engineering?

A. RF & Microwave Engineering is a sub-branch that includes transmission or receiving a radio wave on all devices under radiofrequency. 

Q. Which entrance examination is popular for admissions into MTech RF & Engineering?

A. GATE is the most popular entrance examination for admissions into MTech RF & Engineering.

Q. What are the top job prospects for RF & Microwave Engineering students?

A. Some of the top job prospects for RF & Microwave Engineering are - Electrical Engineer, RF Engineering, RF Systems Engineers, R&D Engineer (RF) and more.

Q. Which are the top recruiters for RF & Microwave Engineering students?

A. The top recruiters for RF & Microwave Engineering students are - IBM, Boeing, Microsoft, Qualcomm and more.

Q. What is the entry-level salary for RF & Microwave Engineering students?

A. The entry-level salary for RF & Microwave Engineering students is around INR 2 Lakh. 

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Popular RF & Microwave Engineering UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular RF & Microwave Engineering UG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

UG Courses

Popular RF & Microwave Engineering PG Courses in India

Following are the most popular RF & Microwave Engineering PG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these PG Courses by clicking the links below.

PG Courses

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