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Broadcast Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

64 Tariff Points from accepted Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Telecommunications engineering

Master the art of technical broadcasting during live streaming and pre-recorded events, and gain a deep understanding of the TV industry and the principles of broadcast engineering. This forward-thinking course teaches a range of traditional and emerging technologies such as satellite streaming, multi-platform streaming and cloud computing, so that you leave us industry ready.

You'll leave this course with first-class engineering skills gained through real-world technical and creative projects. Previous students have live streamed projects with The Royal Shakespeare Company Education arm along with other prestigious partners. We're also members of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Student Chapter, which exposes staff and students to a range of opportunities.

No other broadcasting educator at undergraduate level gives you a comparative level of creative and technical freedom to work with emerging technologies in collaboration with industry practitioners. Set within an academic framework, students develop the right skillset and professional mindset needed to succeed in the field of broadcast engineering. This course gives students practical experience in technology and engineering for broadcast through project-based learning. Collaboration is a key component of this course and students work closely with the TV Production course on large-scale projects, both live and in the studio.

The course is taught through a mix of practice and theory-based learning that includes lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and self-directed study and is led by industry experts who are often working in production and broadcast.

Key study topics:
- Audio

- Video

- Broadcasting

- Data networks

- Computing

- Infrastructure and systems

- Outside broadcasting

Students develop an understanding of: technical roles within television, technologies in use in television and broadcasting, and fundamental principles of broadcast engineering.

Modules

Year 1:
Students will learn the fundamentals of television practice, be introduced to mathematical theory behind technology and engineering, and the fundamentals behind electronic communication and the digital television.

Year 2:
Students will apply the skills and techniques gained in the first year and experiment creatively on increasingly challenging projects. They will learn the art of science and colour, live event broadcasting, computing in relation to broadcasting, and event technology.

Year 3:
In the final level, a major engineering project forms the core of student's studies. Students also focus on emerging technologies and standards, and deliver a final year dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is a very important part of the course and the learning journey as students progress towards becoming a technologist or an engineer. The benefit of assessments on this course will enable them to practise and demonstrate the learning outcomes.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ravensbourne University London

Department:

Higher Education

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Telecommunications engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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Engineering and technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,200
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Electrical and electronic trades
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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