XJTLU BEng Digital Media Technology

Bachelor’s in Digital Media Technology

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Digital Media Technology at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a three or four year program for international students taught in English.

About XJTLU

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About the Program

Media technologies are changing our world. Programming, signal and image processing, international networks, computer graphics and game design, and multimedia system management are just some of the technologies which you will learn about on the BEng Digital Media Technology programme. Students of digital media technology will become engineers with an understanding of hardware and software systems and how this knowledge can be applied creatively in the media and the arts.

Studying this programme will give you:

  • a fundamental understanding of electronic engineering and computer science with emphasis on digital media technology
  • great potential to aid society and improve people’s quality of life.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, will earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

An MSc multimedia communication programme leading to a University of Liverpool degree is available as an extension course for the BEng Digital Media Technology programme.

About The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is committed to research and teaching excellence. Our highly qualified academic staff includes full professors, associate professors and lecturers.

We aim to develop graduates who are competent in the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering with wider transferable skills in communication, team-working, organisational awareness and project management. Our students are able to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of employers both within and outside the specialised sector.

Additionally, the department is actively engaged in research activities and our academic staff are recognised in a number of research areas. Our strong research background has a positive impact on the quality of teaching – our students are exposed to the latest cutting-edge knowledge.

Careers

The digital media industries are growing rapidly so there is enormous demand for creative and skilled engineers in internet development, the games industry and information systems management.

Knowledge and Skills

By the time you graduate from BEng Digital Media Technology, you will:

  • have a broad understanding of the hardware and software that support the digital media industries
  • appreciate the way hardware and software can be used creatively within the media industries
  • be able to use your knowledge and skills in the development of new and imaginative digital media projects

Start Date of the Program

September

Entry Requirements

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students have completed A-levels of International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB: 30 points
  • SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three SAT subject tests of at least 600 in each subject, if you took the SAT before March 2016.
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.

English Language Requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.0 or above will take five credits EAP.

Application Deadline

30th June

Curriculum

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

  • C and Java programming
  • Digital electronics I
  • Electronic circuits, transistors and amplifiers
  • Electrical circuits
  • Data structures
  • Visual literacy and videography
  • Algorithmic foundations and problem solving
  • Human-centric computing

Year Three

  • Electronic circuits and systems
  • Digital electronics II
  • Continuous and discrete time signals and systems
  • Internet principles
  • Computer graphics
  • Analogue and digital communications
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Industrial awareness and group project
  • Advanced object-orientated programming
  • Artificial intelligence

Year Four

  • Mobile computing
  • Multimedia information retrieval and technology
  • Multimedia security systems
  • Principles of computer games design
  • Embedded computer systems
  • Image processing
  • Final year project.

Choose one from the following:

  • E-commerce technologies
  • Signal processing and digital filtering

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB88,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 352000 RMB.

Fees for studying in the University of Liverpool, UK

Tuition Fee: GBP 12,000 – 16,000 (approximately)

Accommodation

The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

Application

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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