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Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

•Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.•Learn how to design, develop and test a range of integrated computer systems solutions and network infrastructure.•Take a paid work placement with one of our industrial partners.Develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to design and produce integrated computer systems solutions well suited to the constantly evolving needs of industry.The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree.You develop knowledge and understanding of both engineering principles and practice, with a firm foundation of science and mathematics. This is applied specifically to the design of computer and network systems to meet real-world challenges.In the foundation year, you’ll study the fundamental maths, science and engineering principles that you’ll need at undergraduate level, and apply them to a range of different topics. You’ll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree course, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities — ensuring that you’re ready to hit the ground running.Work placementsYou will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.Previous students have worked in businesses such as IBM, CISCO, Citrix, Barracuda networks, BT Exact, PlusNet and Proact. Typical placement roles include designing and building computer network infrastructure for clients, developing embedded networked solutions for consumer electronics and commissioning and support of computer systems and network infrastructure.Live projectsTo provide you with the skills you'll require when you graduate, you work on real-world projects - both individually and in a group - to design, develop and test computer system solutions suitable for the needs of industrial partners.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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UCAS Points : 80

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:•CDD at A Level.•MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 50%

    77th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    69th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    31

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