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BSc (Honours) Computing

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Computing

Course in clearing
Full-time Computing

Learn how to code, configure and integrate applications, databases and systems architectures which form the pillars of modern technology in today’s world.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Employability

83% of our graduates are in highly skilled employment or further study fifteen months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 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? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? G504
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain a breadth of knowledge across the whole computing field
  • Understand how different areas of computing are connected and how they build on each other
  • Learn how to program and configure a wide variety of technologies and information systems
  • Develop skills in how to use cloud technologies to design and deploy cloud-based systems.

Alongside the technical aspects of this course, you will be applying your knowledge in a wide variety of real-world projects. Here, you will learn how to translate designs into working systems for target audiences, applying appropriate project management techniques and methods to deliver applications and computing systems. You will also develop an ability to assess the impact of technology on society and the natural world.


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.

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.

You will start by gaining a solid foundation in different areas of computing which are used in application and systems development. This includes fundamental programming skills, database design, hardware,  software architectures and cloud computing.

These core elements are integrated and developed through group projects in your second year. This will allow you to interconnect different areas of computing in order to build applications that meet the needs of business.

Embedded within the course, you will work with real clients on projects that allow you to put into practice the technical skills learnt, thus preparing you for work on application and system development projects in the real world. While working on group projects, you will additionally deploy industry standard techniques and approaches towards project management.

As part of your final year, you will undertake an independent project of your choice that involves integrating different technologies to address a real-world problem that pays particular attention to the needs of a target audience. The course team offers guidance and support throughout this process.

These core elements are then developed through group projects which involve working with real clients. Applying your knowledge gained from our technical modules and learning project management techniques will prepare you for working on various IT based projects in industry.

In your final year, you will undertake an independent project of your choice. The course team offers guidance and support throughout this process.

The combination of teaching methods applied across the course will allow you to develop a range of skills through practical implementation, problem-solving activities, and teamwork, allowing you to take an active approach to learning and encouraging self-development.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • hands-on lab sessions and tutorials
  • regular feedback
  • teamwork and group-based learning
  • practice-based applied learning
  • discussions
  • self-study

Course leaders and tutors

Konstantinos Domdouzis
Konstantinos Domdouzis
Senior Lecturer

Member of the Communication and Computing Research Centre

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange an optional 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.

Students from our computing course have worked with companies such as:

  • South Yorkshire Transport Executive
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS
  • Framatome GmbH
  • ETAS LTD

You are supported by placement tutors and a placement team through the process of successfully securing a placement and then while on placement.

Live projects

One of the project highlights in your second year is working as part of a team to design and deliver a prototype for a real-life industry client. This gives you valuable experience of working with real projects that will challenge your learning across the various stages of the project development lifecycle. Working with real companies allows you to enhance your interpersonal, time management and technical skills, further contributing to your career readiness.

Students have worked on live projects from companies such as Lifft Slings, Nigelle de Crete, The Sheffield Cats Shelter and Bawtry Natural Health, working on websites that meet the needs of these businesses. 

Networking opportunities

Employers and industry practitioners are an influential part of the design, content and teaching of the course. The employability of the course is supported by the involvement of employers through the live projects we provide.  Additionally, there are opportunities to build networks through careers fairs, workshops, and dedicated employability advisors.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Project management
  • Web development
  • Database design and development
  • Systems analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Project architect
  • Application development
  • Designing and deploying cloud-based solutions

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Next
  • HSBC
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • CSE Global
  • Xerex
  • E- Lily
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 through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course, you will work with:

  • Cloud computing technologies, including access to major cloud vendors (e.g. Microsoft Azure)
  • Industry-standard web and database technologies and servers (e.g. HTML, CSS, C#, PHP, SQL, Python, React JS)
  • Data visualisation software
  • Software application development environments, tools and frameworks (e.g Linux, Microsoft Visual Studio, Django
  • Project and software management applications (e.g Trello and Github)

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Take a look around the facilities and equipment in the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Entry requirements

All students

80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Hon Computing with Foundation Year.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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'.


Modules

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.

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: Exam
Practical
Module: Integrated Computing Projects Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
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: Exam
Module: System Architectures And Design Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Smart Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Web Analytics And Search Engine Optimisation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Web Application Design And Implementation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Data Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Devops Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Project (Computing) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Web Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Applied Business Intelligence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Cloud Computing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Designing Cloud-Based Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Knowledge Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: New Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

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.

International students

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.

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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.

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