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Sheffield Hallam University

Business and Digital Technology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A018

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

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

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

80

This must include at least 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

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Business information technology

**Course summary**
Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
Learn the essential skills of business management and the role of IT.
Increase your employability through industrial placements.
Experience a strong sense of community and outreach through various student led social initiatives.
You will develop a solid background in the commercial applications of technology and gain good general business skills, enabling you to pursue a broad choice of careers. You will be equipped with the knowledge to undertake professional accreditations such as PRINCE2 (Project Management) or ITIL (ServiceManagement).

**How you learn**

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Business and Information and Communications Technology 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.

You experience and engage in a variety of activities as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of these activities to help you with the knowledge, understanding and skills we have outlined above, as you develop as a business and ICT student and enhance your employability.

You will learn through

lectures, tutorials and seminars
work-based learning projects, peer mentoring events and employability fairs
group and individual coursework involving written and verbal communication activities, problem-solving activities and information-gathering activities (including desk-based or field research)
continuous reflection on your personal and professional development
independent study
In 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. We highly recommend a placement year as it helps your personal and professional development through real-world experience, and enhances your career prospects on graduation. Be it a local, national or international industrial placement, you get personal and pastoral support from your allocated tutor during your placement year.

Previous students have taken placements with various organisations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations including IBM, BMW, Boeing, DHL, Intel, Xerox, Bentley and Texas Instruments.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules
Computing Projects 120.00 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 1 20.00 credits
Information Analysis 20.00 credits
Information Systems 20.00 credits
Introduction To Ict 20.00 credits
Managing And Understanding Customers 20.00 credits
Understanding Organisations 20.00 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Databases For Business 20.00 credits
Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 2 20.00 credits
It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies 20.00 credits
Managing For Performance 20.00 credits
Elective modules
Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems 20.00 credits
Digital Marketing 20.00 credits
Information Management 20.00 credits
Managing Business Finance 20.00 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Developing Strategies For Change 20.00 credits
Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 3 20.00 credits
Professional Practice 20.00 credits
Elective modules
Applied Business Intelligence 20.00 credits
Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law 20.00 credits
Dissertation 20.00 credits
Dissertation 20.00 credits
Innovative Multimedia 20.00 credits
Knowledge Management 20.00 credits
Marketing Planning And Management 20.00 credits
Strategic Communication In Organisations 20.00 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
* Exams
* Practicals

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Computing

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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