Sheffield Hallam University

Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation Year Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

Sheffield Hallam University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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•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 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.

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 projects

To 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.

Course details

Modules

Module: Electrical And Electronic Principles Credits: 20.00
Module: Foundation Mathematics 1 Credits: 20.00
Module: Foundation Mathematics 2 Credits: 20.00
Module: Fundamental Engineering Principles Credits: 20.00
Module: Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Credits: 20.00

Module: Engineering Investigations Credits: 20.00
Module: Mathematical Investigations Credits: 20.00
Module: Electronics Credits: 20.00
Module: Fundamentals Of Communication And Network Engineering Credits: 20.00
Module: Introduction To Computer Systems Credits: 20.00
Module: Introduction To Programming Credits: 20.00
Module: Mathematics For Networks Credits: 20.00
Module: Project 1 Credits: 20.00
Module: Computer Networks Credits: 20.00
Module: Computer Systems Engineering Credits: 20.00
Module: Embedded Systems Design Credits: 20.00
Module: Object Oriented Programming For Engineers Credits: 20.00
Module: Project 2 Credits: 20.00
Module: Wireless Lans Credits: 20.00
Module: Advanced Network Engineering Credits: 20.00
Module: Architectures For The Internet Of Things Credits: 20.00
Module: Embedded Computer Networks Credits: 20.00
Module: Individual Project (Eec - Ceng Route) Credits: 40.00

Module: Network And Systems Security Credits: 20.00
Module: Neural Computing Credits: 20.00
Module: Telecommunications Technology Credits: 20.00

Assessment method

Coursework, exams


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 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
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
Access - an 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 GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4 or L2 equivalent

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

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/engineering/beng-honours-computer-systems-engineering-with-foundation-year/full-time/2019

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 Score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB


Course contact details

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Student Recruitment Operations Team

(+44) 0114 225 5533