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Solent University (Southampton)

Video and Streaming Technology

UCAS Code: VST1

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

From a minimum of two A Levels including a minimum Grade C in two relevant subjects excluding General Studies.BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D* or equivalent qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits, 45 Merit Level

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

D*D*

From a minimum of two A Levels including a minimum Grade C in two relevant subjects excluding General Studies.BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D* or equivalent qualifications

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

DMM

From a minimum of two A Levels including a minimum Grade C in two relevant subjects excluding General Studies.BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D* or equivalent qualifications

UCAS Tariff

112

From a minimum of two A Levels including a minimum Grade C in two relevant subjects excluding General Studies.BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D* or equivalent qualifications

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Broadcast engineering

Are you interested in working in the media industry? Are you confident around the latest technology? Southampton Solent Universitys video and streaming technology programme will help you get up-to-speed with the latest technical standards, developing a comprehensive understanding of broadcasting technology as well as the core computing and electronics skills that underpin it.he BBCs Children in Need, the departure of the QE2, and the broadcast of various live music events.Recent graduates have gone on to work as a vision engineer at Arena OB, broadcast technician at Shooting Partners and vision engineer at CTV Outside Broadcast they have had roles with Visions, SiS, F1, Bloomberg, Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington studios, ITV, the BBC and more.This course will suit technically-minded individuals who wish to learn and use the production technology behind films and the programmes aired on television. The high practical content of the course will suit those who want to gain hands-on experience.Students studying video and streaming technology will spend much of their time using our industry standard broadcast and media facilities. These include a HD outside broadcast vehicle, multitrack music recording studios, radio and television production studios, editing suites, video laboratories and a Dolby certified private cinema, featuring Dolby Atmos film playback and mixing environment.Video and streaming technology students also use our dedicated electronics lab, where they will test circuits and learn to modify or service broadcasting and production equipment.Students are also encouraged to develop a range of transferable skills throughout their degree. These include group leadership, IT, networking, project management, communication, problem-solving, working to deadlines and project planning.This course focuses on the technical side of broadcast production, covering the installation, operation and management of both live and pre-recorded broadcast technology.Southampton Solent University has a 20-year history of producing successful media technology graduates. Solent alumni can be found working with Visions, SiS, F1, Bloomberg, Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios, Teddington Studios, ITV, the BBC and Sky and many more.This is the perfect course for those wishing to pursue a career in the media industry, in roles such as broadcast engineer, camera operator or satellite transmission quality engineer.The course content allows students to learn the fundamentals of streaming technology before specialising in areas such as sound design, cinema technologies and television operations.

Modules

Year one
*Core units

*Core Skills
*Signals and Sources
*Engineering Physics
*Electronics Fundamentals
*Computing Fundamentals
*Video Production Techniques

*Year two
*Core units

*Managing Projects
*Electronic Applications
*Computing and Networking
*Media Formats
*Video Systems
*Year three
*Core units

*Media Technology Project
*Media Networks and Communications
*Broadcast Systems Design

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through written assignments, laboratory exercises, individual and group presentations, production portfolios and short tests.

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Media, Art and Technology School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
97%
Male students
3%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

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.

£20,800
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Engineering professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Broadcast 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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

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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