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Birmingham City University

Broadcast and Communications Engineering

UCAS Code: H642

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Designed with the BBC Academy and approved by the BBC Engineering Apprenticeship Steering Board, on this course, you will learn about all aspects of TV and radio broadcast, from capturing content to distributing it to users. It has been designed to give you a varied skill-set, preparing you for the ever-changing world of broadcasting and increasing your employability on graduation. Broadcast and Communications Engineering encompasses an exciting and varied range of roles. Broadcast engineers are responsible for maintaining the quality of service across all aspects of broadcasting, whether ensuring a transmitter stays operational, or making sure that audio and visual feeds and general equipment are working in a studio environment, and that computer systems are effective. You will develop a wide range of skills and study technologies including: signal processing; coding and transmission; media compression; media storage; asset management; production and distribution system architectures; internet and web technologies for media production and transmission; personalised and interactive services; and broadcast standards. The course also covers emerging next-generation video and broadcast technologies, so you will be studying technology at the cutting edge of the industry. This course is unique in the breadth of content it offers. You will graduate with versatile skills, ready to undertake a variety of roles within the digital broadcast industry. You will be based at our City Centre Campus, with access to state of the art facilities including a purpose-built Media Centre and CISCO and Microsoft Academies.

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