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International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Learn the skills you need to develop smart devices
- Develop an understanding of the Internet-of-Things and interconnected devices
- Exploit cloud technologies that support smart applications and systems
Rapid technological advancements are fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and relate to one another. This revolution is characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between physical and digital.
This course prepares you for the development, design, and implementation of contemporary technologies, taking on board the dynamic factors that characterise the modern world. The many facets of smart technologies, from both software and hardware perspectives, are considered as part of your learning.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course is focused on helping you to develop strong practical skills to build and exploit smart applications. It develops your knowledge and judgement as to how and when to use appropriate tools and technologies.
Problem-based learning allows for the introduction, development and implementation of advanced technologies focusing on real-life data, problems, and situations. This will give you early exposure to some of the problems you will be solving when you graduate and enter the job market.
The course includes an optional placement year in industry.
You learn through
- lab sessions
- self-guided studies
- teamwork and group-based learning
- practice-based applied learning
Course leaders and tutors
Member of the Communication and Computing Research Centre
You will have the opportunity to arrange an optional year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career, apply what you have learnt and learn new industry-based skills and processes.
A specialist college placement team helps you through the process of getting a placement and provides support while you are on placement.
Each year of your study is designed with applied learning in mind, using industry-based and industry-inspired projects.
The course includes professional projects that challenge you to solve real-world problems with an external client where possible, while developing team and project management skills. These projects allow you to practise more than just your technical computing skills. By working with real companies, you can apply the project management techniques and technical skills you have learned and test your interpersonal and time management skills.
In the final year, you’ll undertake an individual project on an IT topic of your choice. Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will demonstrate the technical skills and professional competencies developed throughout the course, culminating in an academic dissertation.
There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved with career fairs, employment exhibitions and visits, and employability advisors.
This course prepares you for a career in
- Internet-of-Things (IoT)
- sensor-based application development
- intelligent systems design and development
- database design and development
- IT solutions analysis
- applications support analysis
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for the following companies
- Eli Lilly
- CSE Global
- Royal Hallamshire Hospital
- Pirelli Tyres
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course, you will work with
- micro-computers and controllers (e.g. Arduinos, Raspberry-Pis)
- cloud computing technologies, including access to major cloud vendors
- web and database servers
- virtual machines
- data visualisation software
- software application development environments
- project and task management applications
- industry-standard database systems and software
Learn more about your department
Computing facilities tour
Take a look around the facilities and equipment in the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University.
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Computer Technology For Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Databases And Web||Credits: 20||
|Module: Information Systems||Credits: 20||
|Module: Integrated Computing Projects||Credits: 40||
|Module: Programming For Computing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Database Admin And Data Sources||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Computing Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: Smart Technologies||Credits: 20||
|Module: System Architectures And Design Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Web Application Design And Implementation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Devops Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: New Technologies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Programming "Things"||Credits: 20||
|Module: Project (Computing)||Credits: 40||
|Module: Advanced Data Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Designing Cloud-Based Systems||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Computing courses (PDF, 246.1KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.