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BEng (Hons)Broadcast and Communications Engineering

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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The course addresses technologies in TV and radio broadcast processes from audio and video content capture, through the production processes and to distribution over cable, satellite and terrestrial networks or via internet streaming.

Technologies studied include 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 addresses broadcast convergence with social media, VR, AR and emerging next-generation video and broadcast technologies. The course will prepare students for a career in broadcast networks operations, management, technical support, research and development of services and platforms for future content production and delivery.

Programme structure

There are two different face-to-face delivery modes for this programme, full-time and block release. These will mostly be in the form of workshops, allowing you to explore and apply the understanding you have gained from prior reading provided on Moodle.

As a full-time student, you will receive a series of weekly sessions, allowing you time in between to work towards the assessment requirements. If you are a BBC apprentice, you will be a block release student, receiving a more intensive schedule of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.

You will gain skills through formal lectures, tutor-led seminars and practical activities. Your lectures will introduce themes, theories and concepts, which are further explored in tutorials, while practical, lab-based sessions will help you develop your practical, work-related skills.

A range of assessment methods are employed, assessment criteria being published in each assignment brief. Knowledge and skills are assessed, formatively and summatively, by a number of methods, coursework, examinations (seen and unseen, open and closed-book), presentations, practical assignments, vivas, online forums, and project work.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States