Department of Computer Science
Letter from the Head
Welcome to the Department of Computer Science, of the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College.
Computer Science is an exciting, challenging and dynamic discipline. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life. New computing technologies are introduced at an enormous rate and the Computer Science field develops and changes continually and rapidly. Consequently Computer Science has evolved into a dynamic and challenging field of study.
As a student in the Department you will be exposed to high quality inspirational teaching and learning. The staff, passionate about developing and delivering teaching, stay at the forefront of the development of innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods and they consistently employ technology including learning technologies for both in class activities but also for learning activities outside the class boundaries as successful means of supporting students’ learning.
Teaching and learning is informed by industrial needs and a practical industrial dimension is integrated in many student activities. You will be provided with opportunities to work on real problems provided by the industry, to be taught by IT professionals and to visit business environments that develop and employ information and communication technologies.
There is provision of methodical and consistent personal support to students to ensure their learning development, which encompass among others excellent quality project supervision, caring advising, individual feedback on their progress, personal tutorial support.
We offer teaching informed by research and you will be provided with opportunities to experience research led learning, through your involvement in individual or collaborative work in a wide range of computer science areas. Staff members are active researchers in their fields, as this is demonstrated by the proven quality research contacted within the departmental research groups, their involvement in funded research projects, their external recognition and their research leadership qualities.
As a student in the Department you will be a member of a community of learning, which brings staff and students together, provides opportunities to students to enhance their experiences and to develop personally through extra curricula activities that promote the building of a variety of both discipline specific skills but also lifelong transferable skills such as enterprise, collaboration and communication skills.
We are very proud of our graduates and of their accomplishments; they are highly skilled IT professionals who pursue successful careers in a wide range of contexts in the competitive global labour market.
I invite you to visit the rest of our website to find information about our programmes, our students’ achievements and activities, our research groups and staff research activities, and I hope that prospective students will be encouraged to join our Computer Science Department.
To all our students, we in the Computer Science Department would like to wish you inspirational, productive and successful studies.
Head of Computer Science Department
University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College.