Transmission Lines

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Transmission Lines

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1 - 2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    2 - 3
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    Module B of EEE3055W. This module provides an advanced introduction to overhead 3-phase power transmission lines. Short, medium and long line models. RF and microwave transmission lines, coaxial lines, micro strip, wave guides and fibre optic transmission lines. Equivalent circuit and line constants, two port equations, propagation, attenuation and phase constant, characteristic impedance, incident and reflected waves, reflection coefficient, the Smith Chart, standing waves, high frequency loss-less lines, and line matching examples.

    24 lectures, 5 tutorials, 1 design project

    DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework.
    Assessment: Project (20%), June Examination (80%).

    Course Entry Requirements: EEE2039W, MAM2083F.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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