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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Computing

Full-time Computing

Learn the skills to design, build and support real applications that integrate IT, web and databases.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? G504
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop technical literacy and confidence to configure industry-strength software applications to construct robust information systems.
  • Gain a critical awareness of current and future technical environments and learn how to manage IT systems within them.
  • Be equipped with a strong understanding of the context of organisations.

The course has more than just a technical focus. There is a strong thread of helping you understand why businesses want information systems, and how to translate user requirements into working systems. You learn how to apply classic and agile project management methods, and implement practical methods to make systems secure and recoverable.


Student View

Watch student Jack Rogers talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Dr Chris Bates talk about this course.

This course is focused on helping you to develop strong practical skills to develop and run data-oriented IT applications, together with having a good judgement as to how and when to use appropriate tools.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • lab sessions
  • tutorials
  • individual guided studies
  • teamwork and group-based learning

Course leaders and tutors

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Lynne Dawson
Senior Lecturer

I have worked at Sheffield Hallam for sixteen years, and I teach across all levels of the BSc Computing route. My main area of expertise is IT Service Management (ba … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

A specialist faculty placement team helps you through the process of getting a placement, and tutors visit you while on placement. Although a placement year is not mandatory, the department has a strong track record in finding placements for the majority of our students.

Live projects

In year two, you have the opportunity to work in teams on live projects for local businesses. For example, this may involve installing, configuring and operating a content management system to help run their website.

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 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.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • website developer
  • database designer/administrator
  • application developer
  • IT solutions analyst
  • systems analyst
  • applications support analyst
  • technical support engineer
  • business consultant
  • project architect

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in senior management roles or directors of their own businesses.

Course news

The Lovelace Colloquium, named after the first computer programmer Ada Lovelace, celebrates women in IT and offers an excellent programme of panels, lectures and competitions for female students. Sheffield Hallam hosted the event in 2016.

Accreditation

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

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • Arduino computers
  • web and database servers
  • virtual machines
  • laptops, video and audio kit
  • data visualisation software

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

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

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • 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 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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Computer Technology For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Databases And Web Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Integrated Computing Projects Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Programming For Computing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Database Admin And Data Sources Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional Computing Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Planning And Service Support Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: System Architectures Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced Systems Architecture Credits: 20
Module: Advanced Web Applications Credits: 20
Module: Applied Business Intelligence Credits: 20
Module: Cloud Computing Credits: 20
Module: Exploiting Technology Enhanced Learning Credits: 20
Module: Knowledge Management Credits: 20
Module: New Technologies Credits: 20
Module: Project Management And Service Design Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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)

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