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Course summary

Master the art of technical broadcasting during live streaming and pre-recorded events, and gain a deep understanding of the TV industry and the principles of broadcast engineering. This forward-thinking course teaches a range of traditional and emerging technologies such as satellite streaming, multi-platform streaming and cloud computing, so that you leave us industry ready. You'll leave this course with first-class engineering skills gained through real-world technical and creative projects. Previous students have live streamed projects with The Royal Shakespeare Company Education arm along with other prestigious partners. We're also members of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Student Chapter, which exposes staff and students to a range of opportunities. No other broadcasting educator at undergraduate level gives you a comparative level of creative and technical freedom to work with emerging technologies in collaboration with industry practitioners. Set within an academic framework, students develop the right skillset and professional mindset needed to succeed in the field of broadcast engineering. This course gives students practical experience in technology and engineering for broadcast through project-based learning. Collaboration is a key component of this course and students work closely with the TV Production course on large-scale projects, both live and in the studio. The course is taught through a mix of practice and theory-based learning that includes lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and self-directed study and is led by industry experts who are often working in production and broadcast. Key study topics:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Broadcasting
  • Data networks
  • Computing
  • Infrastructure and systems
  • Outside broadcasting
Students develop an understanding of: technical roles within television, technologies in use in television and broadcasting, and fundamental principles of broadcast engineering.


Year 1: Students will learn the fundamentals of television practice, be introduced to mathematical theory behind technology and engineering, and the fundamentals behind electronic communication and the digital television. 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 level, a major engineering project forms the core of student's studies. Students also focus on emerging technologies and standards, and deliver a final year dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessment is a very important part of the course and the learning journey as students progress towards becoming a technologist or an engineer. The benefit of assessments on this course will enable them to practise and demonstrate the learning outcomes.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

At Ravensbourne we take a transparent approach to admissions, as we want you to know exactly what you need to achieve in your exams to guarantee a place on the course. This doesn't mean our standards are lower, in fact the average UCAS tariff of our students is higher than some other universities in London, so you'll be joining a diverse community of creatives. We still think exams are important and look forward to hearing about your successes in the summer, but we place more importance on the work you will share with us as part of our interview and/or portfolio process.

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Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : -


You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW

Clearing contact details

Ravensbourne Clearing Contacts

020 3040 3991

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing places are still available and it's really easy to apply. Follow these 4 simple steps to apply in clearing: 1) Call our clearing hotline 020 3040 3991 2) Email your portfolio or showreel to [email protected] 3) Have a telephone interview 4) Accept your offer (if successful) via UCAS Track Clearing Hotline open 8am-8pm 15th and 16th August

Course contact details

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020 3040 3998

International Admissions

+44 (0) 20 3040 3667

Broadcast Engineering at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS