Course detail

EM Waves and Lines

FEKT-BPC-EVAAcad. year: 2023/2024

Mobile communication systems are based on the propagation of electromagnetic waves in the environment. Waves are transmitted and received by proper antennas. Antennas have to be completed by a suitable transmission line with high-frequency transmit circuitry and receive one. Wave propagation, antennas and transmission lines can be numerically modeled in computer programs. Lectures are aimed to present the described topics to the beginners in the field.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of bachelor mathematics (fundamentals of the differential calculus and integral calculus) and physics (fundamentals of electrostatics, stationary magnetic fields and dynamic electromagnetic fields) and lower intermediate English are required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Tests written during semester (20 points), computer exercises (12 points), individual project (10 points), final exam (58 points).
Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.


Lectures are focused on presenting basics of electromagnetic field theory and wave propagation to students, and on practicing practical approaches to computing parameters of antennas and transmission lines.
The graduate is able (1) understand fundamental properties of electromagnetic field, (2) evaluate propagation of waves in free space and on transmission lines, (3) exploit basic methods for the analysis of antennas and transmission lines, (4) provide overview of properties of various types of transmission lines, (5) technically apply antennas and transmission lines.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

ISKANDER, M.F. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, 2/E. Long Grove (USA, Illinois): Waveland Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-5776-6783-4 (EN)
BALANIS, C.A. Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, 4/E. Hoboken (New Jersey, USA): John Wiley & Sons, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-1186-4206-1. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-APE Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer