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MSc Robotics and MSc Embedded Systems Introduced at Sheffield Hallam; University Closure Dates Out For The Month!

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Sheffield Hallam University in UK just made some striking announcements. Check out below to match them with your application schedule!

Undergraduate course closures for UK and EU students
Due to a large number of applications, a number of the university’s undergraduate courses are now closed to UK and EU students.

The majority of these courses and others across the university are still open to international students.
One can check out the whole list at the university’s official website.

Update from the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
The Faculty of ACES are now offering 2 new postgraduate courses for September 2011 entry – MSc Robotics and MSc Embedded Systems.

MSc Robotics
Robotics integrates the disciplines of control, mechanics, software and signal processing. This course provides an integrated set of modules that will provide you with the ability to design and exploit robotic systems in a range of manufacturing and industrial applications alongside staff from the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

Tuition fees – Home and EU students are typically £4,320 and International students are typically £10,080

English Language requirements- at least IELTS 6.0

MSc Embedded Systems
Embedded systems are designed to operate within and interact with the physical world, often with a real-time operating constraint. Typical application areas for such systems include consumer electronics, aerospace and automotive engineering as well as medical equipment. This course will equip you with a deep understanding of the underpinning technologies allowing you to select the most appropriate implementation technologies for a particular application.

Tuition fees – Home and EU students are typically £4,320 and International students are typically £10,080

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English Language requirements- at least IELTS 6.0

Visa Information Update
The government has recently published changes to the immigration rules for students and their dependants. The new rules come into force on April 21st 2011.

Also, further to the previous Agent Bulletin, CAS statements have now been amended to include further information, such as full name, passport info, and level of study to assist with the applicants’ visa.

Free Airport Pick Up Service
Sheffield Hallam University now offers a free airport pick up service for students from Manchester Airport. The pre-booked service pick-up service dates and times are as follows-

Pre-sessional English courses starting on 4th July – a pick up service will be provided between 2nd and 3rd July from 9:00am until 5:00pm

Pre-sessional English courses starting on 8th August - a pick up service will be provided between 6th and 7th August from 9:00am until 5:00pm

There will also be services available for courses starting in September between Monday 5th September and Tuesday 13th September from 9.00am until 5.00pm.

This free service will make the students’ arrival in the United Kingdom much easier; they will also meet other new students and be taken directly to their accommodation.

It is important that students register for the service at least one week prior to their arrival by using the online registration form which is available at the university website!

University Closure
Please note that the university is closed for Easter holidays, a Royal wedding and May Day as follows in April and May:

22nd April Good Friday
25th and 26th April Easter Monday and Tuesday
29th April Royal Wedding
2nd May May Day

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Sheffield Hallam University is identified as one of UK’s most innovative as well technologically progressive university. As a matter of fact, the university is known for its excellent e-learning, distance learning, part time courses and full time courses and recognized as the Centre for Excellence for Teaching & Learning. If one has to look at the history of this university then one needs to go back to the 18th century when the Sheffield School of Design was founded in 1843. It boasted of a reputation as one of Britain’s best schools of art & design. Here’s a list of certain dates that played a significant part in revolutionizing the university and bringing it to its current state

1905- City Of Sheffield Training College on Collegiate Crescent admitted first batch of 90 students.
1969- Merger of Sheffield School of Art & design and College of Technology into Sheffield Polytechnic.
1976- Sheffield Polytechnic renamed to Sheffield City Polytechnic.
1992- City Polytechnic earned the right to award its own degrees and title of University and was renamed as Sheffield Hallam University.

There are over 30,000 students including 3,000 students from over 120 countries and staff of 4100. The university accommodates them all in its two campuses i.e. City Campus in the main city and collegiate campus at the leafiest suburbs. A new building was added in May 2005 for health and social care education at Crescent campus known as Robert Winston Building. Situated in the fifth largest city of England, Sheffield Hallam University shares its base with Europe’s largest further education college. Sheffield city is also known for its low crime rate and exciting night life for students.

The university is in partnership with over 70 professional bodies like Sony, BP, SAP, Cisco, Network Rail, Microsoft and NHS. It has invested £81 million in teaching & learning facilities over the last decade which has helped a lot in raising the popularity of the university. One more engaging characteristic or attraction at this £150 million turnover generating university is its research support and facility. There are at present 16 research centers, 2 Yorkshire forward centers of industrial collaboration and various other specialized research groups. Sheffield Hallam University in fact continues to be in Top 10 post-92 Universities for research quality. Its key areas like material science, art & design, sports science, engineering, biomedicine, social and economic research.

The university offers at present 610 courses in different fields like manufacturing, IT, wholesale, retail trade, social work, finance, hospitalities, property, business education and healthcare etc. There are 200 specialized flexible courses [part time study, distance learning and work based living]. There are student supporting departments which take care of accommodation, business start up service, international student support group, career and employment services, alumni office etc.

Sheffield Hallam University Faculty

•Faculty Of Art, Campus, Engineering & Science
•Faculty Of Development & Society
•Faculty Of Health & Wellbeing
•Sheffield Business School

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