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Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • 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.- 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.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Computing course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other computing foundation year students, then move on to the degree.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 will learn through**- lectures- lab sessions- tutorials- individual guided studies- teamwork and group-based learningIn the foundation year, you’ll build on your existing knowledge and experience — developing useful academic, computing and IT skills in preparation for undergraduate study. You’ll benefit from innovative course content that allows you to access and use cutting-edge technology. Throughout, you’ll reflect on your progress, and build valuable communication and interpersonal skills.**Applied learning****Work placements**You 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.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 three, 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.

Application deadline

15 January

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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 AS levels, 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

    74th out of 113 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    118 53%

    79th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    75th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    63rd

    43

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