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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop AI systems to solve complex problems
  • Use machine learning to support decision making
  • Design and build complex software using analytical and mathematical approaches
  • Work with companies to solve real-world practical problems
Through practice-based learning, you’ll develop a deep understanding of the use of machine-learning and artificial intelligence in a variety of domains. You'll become a programmer who can build the next generation of software that will support users in complex tasks, automate mundane tasks, and use large data sets to help us understand our world. 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 starts by helping you to develop practical skills in developing software applications through lectures and hands-on tutorial sessions. These sessions will build your understanding of how and when to use appropriate processes, tools, technologies, and project management practices. These fundamental skills will then be further developed by introducing you to real-world projects. As part of these projects, you’ll collaborate in small teams to produce software prototypes to problems that are introduced and inspired by industry. Tackling problems in industry helps you prepare for a career in software development using AI and machine learning. As part of your final year, you’ll create a significant software deliverable, guided by a dedicated project supervisor. During this individual project, you’ll undertake research and apply new skills as you create a software product you can be proud of. The combination of learning methods across the course allows you to develop a range of skills through problem-solving activities, practical implementation, 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
  • applied learning
  • discussions
  • self-study
Applied learning Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to complete a year-long work placement between your second and third year. A placement is widely recognised as the gold standard opportunity to gain personal and professional development through real-world experience. You will be encouraged to take up this opportunity, as it will benefit your long-term career prospects and salary level, as well as your academic achievements and degree classification. Your course will prepare you to succeed in your placement and you will be supported throughout it. Your placement will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills gained on your course, in areas such as web development, mobile applications, backend software and desktop solutions. Live projects In your first and second years you will work in a group on a real client-based project. You will analyse their requirements, then design, implement and test a prototype which you will present to your client. This will allow you to experience the types of demands faced by commercial software developers and increase your confidence while you are applying for your work placements. Networking opportunities Employers and industry practitioners are an influential part of the design, content and teaching of the course. The employability focus of the course is supported by the frequent involvement of employers and IT professionals alongside the live projects we provide.

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 Databases And The Web Fundamentals Of Mathematics And Computer Architectures Programming For Computer Science Software Projects Year 2 Compulsory modules Advanced Programming Algorithms And Data Structures Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning 1 Professional Software Projects Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning 2 Development Project Software Architecture And Design Elective modules Contemporary Software Engineering Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics Robotics Secure Software Engineering

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/computing/bsc-honours-computer-science-with-artificial-intelligence/full-time

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
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.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/computing/bsc-honours-computer-science-with-artificial-intelligence/full-time


Unistats information

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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 £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

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

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS