Broadcast Audio Technology BSc (Hons)

This course is part of the digital, media, film and broadcast engineering cluster of BSc degrees. It focuses on the use of audio equipment and systems in radio, TV, and increasingly, internet distribution. Creative skillset logo

This course will give you a broad-based understanding of broadcast technology, together with an in-depth knowledge of your particular chosen specialist area of audio technology. You will also gain transferable skills in technological and theoretical concepts, research and analysis, problem-solving and collaboration. You will graduate as an engineer who can maintain and support audio equipment and systems for radio, TV, and internet-delivered media.

Graduates can expect to work in a variety of areas in the broadcast and wider media and communications industries from audio systems design, installation, maintenance and support, to studio and location production, post-production and transmission. Because this course is accredited by both Creative Skillset and BKSTS (British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society), you will be choosing a course that has the approval of the broadcast industry.

BKTS logoThe other pathways in this cluster are: BSc (Hons) Broadcast Systems Technology, BSc (Hons) Broadcast Computing, and BSc (Hons) Outside Broadcast Technology.

Your learning will be focused on tutorials, practical exercises and projects guided by teaching staff and external broadcasting professionals.

6 reasons to apply for this course

  1. Very high employability of graduates 

  2. Great work experience opportunities 

  3. Great facilities - A fully tapeless HDTV studio centre 

  4. Small cohort for an individual student experience 

  5. Only engineering course to hold BKSTS industry accreditation 

  6. Enthusiastic industry-honed teaching staff 

About this course


3 years full time


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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

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Key study topics

  • How a TV studio works to make TV programmes
  • How sound systems in broadcasting are so different from a recording studio
  • How to fix audio equipment when it goes wrong
  • How complex sound desks work
  • How to build electronic projects


Ravensbourne is an outstanding Skillset Media Academy: a centre of excellence for teaching and research in digital broadcasting.Dinah Caine, CEO, Skillset

What the next three years will look like

You will be assessed through practical and written work including essays, reports, individual and group presentations, critical self and peer evaluation, practical and written exams, and the completion of individual and team projects.

Year 1

You will study: mathematics; introduction to digital television; digital media technology; electronics; television systems and signals; introduction to broadcast audio technology, and theory and context.

Year 2

You will study: ICT engineering (including internet protocols); broadcast hardware systems; creative collaboration (event technology); advanced electronics; applied mathematics; intermediate broadcast audio technology, and dissertation preparation.

Year 3

You will study: advanced broadcast audio technology and radio; image and audio compression; engineering project; engineering mathematics, and dissertation.


Successful completion of this course can be followed by postgraduate study in MA/MSc Broadcast Futures.

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