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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course Summary

  • Learn the skills you need to develop for smart devices
  • Develop an understanding of the Internet-of-Things and interconnected devices
  • Exploit cloud technologies that support smart applications and systems
Rapid technological advancements are fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and relate to one another. This revolution is characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between physical and digital. The course prepares you for the development, design, and implementation of contemporary technologies taking on board the dynamic factors that characterise the modern world. The many facets of Smart Technologies, from both software and hardware perspectives, are considered as part of your learning. How you learn 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. This course is focused on helping you to develop strong practical and applied skills to develop and exploit smart applications. It develops your knowledge and judgement as to how and when to use appropriate tools and technologies. Problem-based Learning allows for the introduction, development and implementation of advanced technologies focusing on real-life data, problems, and situations. This exposed you early to conditions that you will face when they graduate and enter the job market. The course includes an optional placement year in industry. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • lab sessions
  • tutorials
  • individual guided studies
  • teamwork and group-based learning
  • practice-based applied learning
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, apply what you have learnt and learn new industry-based skills and processes. A specialist college placement team helps you through the process of getting a placement and provides support while you are on placement. Although a placement year is not mandatory, the department has a strong track record in finding placements for many of our students. Live projects All years of your study are designed with applied learning in mind using industry-based and industry-inspired projects. The course includes professional projects that challenge you to solve real work problems with an external client where possible, while developing team and project management skills. 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. 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.


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 Computer Technology For Business Databases And Web Information Systems Integrated Computing Projects Programming For Computing Year 2 - Compulsory modules Database Admin And Data Sources Professional Computing Project Smart Technologies System Architectures Web Application Design And Implementation Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Devops Management New Technologies Programming "Things" Project (Computing) Elective modules Advanced Data Management Designing could-based systems

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If 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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Computing (Smart Technologies) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS