Antennas and Propagation

Key information

Start date:
Attendance dates:
4-11 November 2024
Time commitment:
5 days
Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:
Start date:
Attendance dates:
To be confirmed
Time commitment:
30 hours


This course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental principles associated with microwave and RF antennas and propagation. It will present the underlying theory in an accessible manner, together with techniques for application of the theory to satellite and mobile communications scenarios as well as broadcasting and indoor wireless application. This is a face-to-face course. 


Lab demonstrations add value to previous lectures and prompted a good discussion. Liked Tim’s flexibility in approach when dealing with different experience levels… Wanted to keep his first antenna!

Comment from previous student

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental parameters of antennas, such as: gain, impedance, and efficiency. Explain the basic principles of operation of a type of antenna
  • Have practical experience in designing and testing antennas
  • Explain propagation behaviour in practical scenarios and how to apply propagation models to advanced representative problems.

Course content

Content includes the following:

  • Antenna principles and calculations from electromagnetic theory
  • Radio propagation modelling
  • Overcoming channel impairments
  • Antenna design with the inclusion of laboratory demonstrations.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching methods include the following:

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory classes.


There is no assessment for those who take this as an individual short course.

Course leader

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Dr Tim Brown

Senior Lecturer in RF Antennas and Propagation

Course contributors

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Dr Mohsen Khalily

Course Lecturer

Lecturer Professor Mike Underhill, Underhill Research

Professor Mike Underhill

Course Lecturer - Underhill Research Ltd

Professor Brian Collins

Professor Brian Collins

Course Lecturer - BSC Consulting

Dr Richard Rudd

Dr Richard Rudd

Lecturer - Plum Consulting

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites required to do this course.

Fees and funding


IET/IEET members: Early bird bookings

£1800 per person

Same company bookings of two or more people


Early bird rate: Bookings made one month before


For all bookings made after 4 October 2024

Rate of £1,800 per person applies for bookings of two or more people from the same organisation

What these fees include

Tuition, catering including lunches, tea and coffee. Course notes will be provided in PDF format.

How to apply

If you are interested in attending this course, then please email Barbara Steel at to register your interest.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood our privacy notice.

  • Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35 per cent of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 65 per cent of the full fee
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds
  • If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made
  • The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event. In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged. Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040
  • Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received
  • Substitutions from the same company may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged
  • Registrations cannot be accepted without a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.
  • Proof of payment
  • Registrations must come with a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.


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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Barbara Steel Faculty Continuing Education Manager

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH