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Birmingham City University

Sound Engineering and Production

UCAS Code: J930

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

In at least one from Technology, Science, Mathematics or Computing related subjects

AS

A,A-E,E

In at least one from Technology, Science, Mathematics or Computing related subjects Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remainding 15 credits can be taken either at level 2 or 3. Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects A minimum of 12 credits achieved from any Technology Units awarded at Merit or Distinction.

must be offered in conjunction with the A level in either Technology, Science, Mathematics or Computing or equivalent Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

Must be offered in conjunction with the A level in either Technology, Science, Mathematics or Computing or equivalent. Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language Must have been achieved at the point of application Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE Math and English Language

HNC (BTEC)

P

Computing related subjects May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at levels 4 and 5. A transcipt will be required

Computing related subjects May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at levels 4 and 5. A transcipt will be required

For students who complete the full IB Diploma: a total of 15 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects. Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) AND English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5 Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H2,H3,H2,H3

Atleast one must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

O3,O3

Must include Mathematics and English Language Must have been achieved or working towards at the point of application

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 120 UCAS points Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 120 UCAS points Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 120 UCAS points Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

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

D*D*

Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points

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

D*

Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects Can be combined with one A level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, or two AS levels to achieve a total of 120 UCAS tariff points. Not including Early Years

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

DDM

Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects

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

D*

Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects Can be combined with one A level, AS level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma to achieve a total of 120 UCAS tariff points. Not including Early Years

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects

Scottish Higher

C,C

plus BC (2 Advanced Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects

UCAS Tariff

120
81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Audio technology

Our BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production course will provide you with the skills and versatility you need to succeed in a constantly evolving, challenging industry. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the audio industry. You will study a dynamic programme that focuses on live and studio sound engineering, audio electronics, audio software engineering, acoustics and business principles. Youll learn to use technology to assist in the capture and manipulation of sound and gain practical, hands-on experience as well as a theoretical and academic understanding. You will develop the skills to develop and maintain the next generation of models for production, performance and measurement. Graduates of this course have successfully entered the audio industry in a wide range of destinations including live sound, software development, production, sound design and audio post, through to product development, acoustic consultancy and education. Youll be based in Millennium Point at our City Centre Campus. In 2017, we are spending 8.7 million on improvements to our facilities so youll have even more access to dedicated, industry-standard equipment. 93 per cent of our students agree that staff were good at explaining things and are enthusiastic about what they are teaching (National Student Survey, 2016), which demonstrates the quality and clarity of our teaching.

Modules

Year 1 • Music and Sound Industries • Audio Electronics • Audio Software Development • Live Sound Engineering • Studio Recording and Production • Digital Audio Technology Year 2 • Production Management • Audio Systems • Live Event Production • Broadcast Sound • Digital Audio Programming • Acoustic Principles Year 3 • Audio Product Design • Technology Project • Digital Audio Processing • Acoustic Engineering

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Millennium Point Campus

Department:

School of Computing and Digital Technology

TEF rating:

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