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Sheffield Hallam University

Computing

UCAS Code: G504

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

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.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

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

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Computing and information technology

• 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.
• Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.

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.

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
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

**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.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
You can take an optional placement in year three.

**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Computer Technology For Business - 20.00 credits
Databases And Web - 20.00 credits
Information Systems - 20.00 credits
Integrated Computing Projects 40.00 credits
Programming For Computing 20.00 credits
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
Database Admin And Data Sources 20.00 credits
Professional Computing Project 40.00 credits
Project Planning And Service Support 20.00 credits
System Architectures 20.00 credits
**Elective modules**
Web Analytics And Search Engine Optimisation 20.00 credits
Web Application Design And Implementation 20.00 credits
**Final year**
Compulsory modules
Advanced Data Management 20.00 credits
Devops Management 20.00 credits
Project (Computing) 40.00 credits
**Elective modules**
Advanced Systems Architecture 20.00 credits
Advanced Web Applications 20.00 credits
Cloud Computing 20.00 credits
Exploiting Technology Enhanced Learning 20.00 credits
New Technologies 20.00 credits
Project Management And Service Design 20.00 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
* Exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
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Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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