Course overview

  • Starts: Sep 2024
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: P312
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £17,000

Ideal for... future television broadcast engineers who wish to upskill in contemporary streaming and cloud computing solutions 

This is a reputable and unique broadcasting degree that will allow you to master the art of modern technical production. Including both pre-recorded and live events and covering a wide variety of broadcasting methods, You will gain a deep understanding of the industry and the principles of broadcasting.


Screen School works with Royal Shakespeare Company

Screen School works with Royal Shakespeare Company

Students from Ravensbourne’s Screen School have completed their largest Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) broadcast to date, streaming a production of Macbeth to over 450 schools across the UK, reaching an estimated 50,000 students.

The production marked the seventh year of the collaboration, facilitated by a dedicated team of television and editing and post production students. From production lead to graphics operator, technical lead and director, students fulfilled a wide range of roles.

5 reasons to study Broadcast Engineering at Ravensbourne?

  1.  40 years’ experience: one of the most esteemed courses of its kind in the UK
  2. Develop the right skillset and professional mindset to work in technical engineering and operations

  3. Gain practical experience in studio and location operations, signal routing and fault finding through the whole audio-visual chain

  4.  Ideal for future broadcast engineers and TV broadcast crew

  5. Excellent alumni network of senior broadcast engineers.

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Digital opened the door to new ways of consuming streamed and on-demand content, including a multiverse of new channels. Broadcast now spans technologies ranging from radio wave transmission to internet-based streaming, virtual live production and more. There’s a wealth of opportunity for you to explore and conquer. 

We have been teaching television and broadcasting courses at Ravensbourne University London for nearly 40 years, which makes this one of the most respected courses in the field. 

This broadcasting degree enables you to develop the right skillset and professional mindset to work in technical engineering and operations within the sectors of live studio and outside broadcasting and streamed content.  You will explore both traditional areas such as digital and satellite transmission, streaming and live events, and evolving technologies such as virtual production, advances in video and audio (like UHD and Dolby), the emergence of AI and other developments in technology. These topics are placed within industry standards so that you leave us ready to apply your learning to the workplace.

The academic framework is aligned to industry standards that govern broadcast regulations, grounding your learning in the professional world. You will gain practical experience in studio and location operations, signal routing and fault finding through the whole audio-visual chain. This diverse TV broadcasting course in London covers audio, video, broadcast, streaming, electronics, computing, infrastructure, systems and emerging technologies.

When you graduate with a BSc Hons degree in broadcast engineering, you will have developed first-class engineering skills gained through real-world technical and creative projects. Engineering students lead on the technical build, transmission and troubleshooting, and may take on key operational roles in camera and sound if required.

The course is taught through a mix of practice and theory-based learning that includes lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and self-directed study. Led by industry experts, you will develop an understanding of technical roles within television, technologies used in television and broadcasting, and fundamental principles of broadcast engineering.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding industry connections, which are designed to give you a truly immersive and professional experience, smoothening your entry into industry. Previous students have live streamed projects with The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 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.

In fact, no other provider of TV broadcasting degrees can match the level of creative and technical freedom we give you to explore emerging technologies in collaboration with industry practitioners. Your career’s in safe hands.

Key study topics

  • Digital and satellite transmission
  • Streaming and live events
  • Virtual production 
  • Video and audio (UHD and Dolby)
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Technological developments.

The specifics


Our facilities are open to every student

Our facilities are open to every student

One of the best things about our facilities is that they are open to all students no matter what course they are studying.

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Broadcast engineering cross-working

Broadcast engineering cross-working

Broadcast engineering students also use our on-site TV studio on collaborative projects with digital production students.

Staff in the Kit Store

Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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Broadcast engineering student working in our TV studio

Broadcast engineering student at work

Broadcast engineering student on set

Broadcast engineering student on set

Students working in TV studio

Digital television technology

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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Broadcast engineering

Broadcast engineering

Our broadcast engineering students use a range of emerging technologies such as satellite streaming, multi-platform streaming and cloud computing, alongside more traditional principles

Student using the materials library

Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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