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International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Gain real work experience that is relevant to your future career.
- Learn to produce high-quality, large-scale, enterprise-wide and complex software applications.
Develop and enhance your skills of computation, software and systems across a variety of application areas, including web-based, database and distributed applications, and hardware programming. You cover all areas of the software development process including system architecture and design, with a particular focus on software solutions.
Watch student Sophia Chambers talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
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 designed so you can develop skills in contemporary programming techniques, tools and processes and understand the project management practices used to support and control such projects. Through a combination of theoretical and practical activities, you will learn everything you need for a career in software engineering.
You learn through a variety of methods including
- lectures and seminars
- practical tutorials
- real client projects
- case studies
- group work
- independent study
Course leaders and tutors
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have worked at organisations including Intel, IBM, 3Squared, SN Systems, CSC Servelec.
In your second year, you will work in a small group on a real client based project. You will analyse their requirements, then design, implement and test a prototype which you will present to your client. This will allow you to experience the types of demands faced by commercial software engineers and increase your confidence while you are applying for your work placements.
Throughout the final year there are numerous opportunities for you to engage with career management, career fairs and workshops, employer presentations, visits, and professional advisors.
This course prepares you for a career in
- software development
- web-based applications
- mobile app development
- systems and IT support
- project management
- IT consultancy
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Raspberry Pi Foundation
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
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 have access to
- modern software IDEs including Visual Studio
- industry-standard software
- state-of-the-art hardware
- access to AR + VR devices
- IoT and SBC devices
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 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.
The evidence that you provide in your personal statement and references will influence whether your application is successful. So plan what you want to say and take your time completing the application form.
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 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: Databases And System Modelling||Credits: 20||
|Module: Programming||Credits: 20||
|Module: Software Projects||Credits: 60||
|Module: Web Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Software Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Networked Software Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Software Projects||Credits: 40||
|Module: Systems Programming||Credits: 20||
|Module: Game Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Handling Data In The Cloud||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mobile Applications Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Human Factors||Credits: 20|
|Module: Management Of It Projects||Credits: 20|
|Module: Project (Technical Computing)||Credits: 40|
|Module: Software Architecture And Design||Credits: 20|
|Module: Effective C++ Programming||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Platform Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Robotics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Secure Software Engineering||Credits: 20|
|Module: Software Engineering For Start-Ups And Inexperienced Organisations||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, 244.5KB)
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