Broadcast Engineering Career
Career in Broadcast Engineering :
Broadcast Engineering makes hot career options for budding engineers. Students who study Broadcast Engineering are called Broadcast Engineers. Today, we get instantaneous news updates from across the world sitting home, our space scientists can communicate from space to earth; we can send and receive information in audio and video forms from one end of the pacific to the other end of the Atlantic in a fraction of seconds, we may know happenings in Americas Presidents’ White House instantly while sitting far in sub Saharan Africa, we can explore ocean’s base, and all this became possible because of intelligence and help of broadcast engineering.
Broadcast Engineering relates to electrical engineering, electronics communication engineering, radio physics and to some extent computers and Internet technologies. It deals with radio broadcasting and television telecasting.
RF Engineering, and Audio Engineering, the two prime areas of electrical engineering also relates with broadcast engineering. Broadcaster Engineering covers both the studio end and the transmitter end including whole air chain.
Today we have numbers of radio and television stations run by government and private agencies and every broadcasting agency needs expertise of broadcast engineers. Broadcasting Engineers works in various capacities in these stations, like one may look after a particular broadcast station or may be in charge of an entire city or state. Working as broadcast engineer requires excellent problem solving skills and analytical bent of mind besides qualification in related engineering disciplines.
The work responsibilities of a broadcast engineer involve maintaining broadcast automation systems for the studio and automatic transmission systems for the transmitter plant. Broadcast Engineers also responsible for maintaining radio towers, which must be maintained with proper lightning and painting. At times broadcaster engineer also deals with problems of RF interference specially when a radio station changes its transmission frequency.
Broadcast Engineering Society ( BES ) India is the Apex Body of government for maintaining exclusive affairs of broadcast engineering as a profession in the country.
The BES India aims to – projects interests of broadcast engineering profession in India and overseas; open avenues for newest technologies through conferences and exhibitions; provide platform for interaction with broadcast professionals and industry across the globe and encourages broadcast professionals by offering various awards and prizes in different areas of broadcasting engineering. For exclusive details click here. ( http://www.besindia.com )
Broadcast Engineering Eligibility Criteria :
To become broadcast engineer one needs to posses one or more of the following qualifications depending upon the technical environment and work responsibilities.
- Degree in Electronic Engineering
- Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
- Degree in Computer Engineering
- Degree in Information Technology
- Degree in Broadcast Technology
Broadcast Engineering Career Prospects :
Broadcast Engineers work with government and private broadcasting organizations. Both radio stations and television houses needs services of broadcast engineers. Besides broadcast engineers also work with space and marine agencies. To some up one can say, services of broadcast engineers are required in every distant communication needs.
Broadcast Engineering Specialization :
Depending on the level of expertise and specialization broadcast engineers provided one of the following titles :
Broadcast Design Engineer, / Broadcast Systems Engineer, / Broadcast IT Engineer, / Broadcast Network Engineer, / Broadcast Maintenance Engineer, / Video Broadcast Engineer, / TV Studio Broadcast Engineer, / Outside Broadcast Engineer, / Remote Broadcast Engineer.
Broadcast Engineering Pay Packages :
Broadcast Engineers enjoys lucrative pay packages in the industry. Salary averages approximately [rupee] 25000 /- per month for the fresh broadcast engineers. However, this is not the limit and earnings raises significantly depending on higher qualification, promotions earned, performances, and higher degrees. Broadcast Engineers provided with living facilities, medical facilities, and other benefits and perks. They enjoy high social reputations.
Broadcast Engineering Colleges :
Broadcasting Engineering is not offered as a direct study discipline for undergraduate students. However, one can learn related engineering sciences like electrical, electronics & communications, IT, and computers etc at college and then get specialization at post graduate level in broadcast engineering or may start working right after graduation with broadcasting firms.
State Wise List of Broadcast Engineering Colleges
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Jammu & Kashmir
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal