Taught course

Broadcast Engineering

Institution
Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline such as Digital Broadcast Technology, Broadcast Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or Networking. However, we can also consider your application without standard entry qualifications if you can provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

This course will prepare you for a career in Broadcast Engineering, supporting you to continually improve your skills and the quality of service you provide. Through the programme, you will demonstrate technical, research, analytical, planning, design and organisational skills which are highly transferable and can be used in a wide variety of disciplines.

Broadcast technologies are continually evolving and converging with other information and media distribution formats, including the web, games and virtual environments. The UK traditionally has a high calibre of recognition in the TV production and technology industries. This course aims to capitalise on and maintain the UK expertise in this area, whilst continually evolving the delivery of technology in this rapidly changing area.

The course is designed both to prepare you for a technical or commercial career and provide a route to the specialisation needed for a research career. It is also suitable for graduates of internet and communications related courses who have worked for several years and wish to update your knowledge at the forefront of the discipline.

The programme is designed to enable you to develop a thorough technical and theoretical understanding, focusing on vocational and practical skills directly relevant to industry. Alongside the development of technical and analytical skills, you will also expand your team and professional development skills through group work, peer review and reflective evaluation, as well as consideration of legal and ethical issues.

Key Facts

  • The School’s pursuance of excellence is recognised by its sole provider status of academic programmes to the BBC’s engineering schemes.
  • Staff are actively involved in professional associations and societies including the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Royal Television Society (RTS), International Association of Broadcast Meteorology (IABM) and Audio Engineering Society (AES).
  • Birmingham City University has been instrumental in working with the IABM to set up the IABM Universities’ Forum to link universities across Europe that deliver broadcasting programmes, with the aim of spreading best practice in broadcast training and supporting students from university into industry.
  • Staff are active in research in the School’s Digital Media Technology Lab, which is internationally recognised for its publications in conferences and journals and its engagement with industry.

Information for international students

The University accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. To find out if your current qualifications are comparable to British standards, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) or the International Admissions Office, telephone 0121 331 5162 or email international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. International Students can apply on-line on the website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
29 months
full time
13 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
0121 331 5595