Ravensbourne University London - BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering

Ravensbourne University London

BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering

Formerly BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology, this reputable and unique television broadcasting degree will allow you to master the art of technical broadcasting during live streaming and pre-recorded events, as well as gain a deep understanding of the TV industry and the principles of broadcast engineering.

Why study this broadcast engineering degree?

  • 40 years’ experience: one of the most esteemed courses of its kind in the UK
  • 100% of our students are in paid work for an employer (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-19)
  • Ideal for future broadcast engineers and TV broadcast crew 
  • Fantastic opportunities and industry links with TV and outside broadcast companies
  • Fully equipped studio and transmission suite and access to virtual production facility
  • You’re a name and a face: small cohort for a personal student experience
  • Enthusiastic, industry-focused teaching staff
  • Excellent alumni network of senior broadcast engineers.

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • Two A levels, grade C or above
  • Four AS levels, grade C or above
  • Two vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level three Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria:

Students should ideally have a background in technology, science, maths, technical drawing/ design or media.  Experience in live events or theatre is also valuable.  Applicants do not need to submit a portfolio of work, but they may wish to do so. 


Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

Ravensbourne students are uniquely placed with opportunities to apply their skills whilst studying with respected industry clients and partners.

On graduation, they will be able to apply for roles within the global television community including:

  • Technical manager 

  • Vision supervisor

  • Sound supervisor 

  • Sound or vision guarantee engineer 

  • Broadcast engineer 

  • Systems engineer 

  • Technical operator 

  • Transmission controller 

  • Network operations assistant 

  • MCR operator 

  • Studio technician 

  • Outside broadcasting

Course Details

Year 1

Students learn broadcast industry fundamentals, collaborating with the TV production students.  Alongside learning the fundamentals of electronics and engineering, students are have specialist maths tuition to refresh and extend their maths ability in preparation for the coming years.

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 year, students deliver a dissertation based on an area of interest. Students may extend this or choose another topic to develop for their major engineering project, which may be a prototype for a piece of equipment, or a piece of broadcast engineering software for example. Students also study emerging technologies and standards in their final year, to prepare them for future industry developments.

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