Computing

Computing

Are you full of ideas? Do you like solving problems? Are you already programming or using technology to make and create?

If so, you’ve already got the kinds of skills that employers need because technology is now such a big factor in almost every walk of life.

App development, cyber security, big data, VR and AR, are all areas that the UTC specialises in, leading to a host of job possibilities in any sector.

View our Computing Showcase film to find out about our unique offer at the UTC working with employers and using our fantastic facilities including:

  • Security Operations Centre with real-life threat monitoring
  • Virtual Reality testing research lab
  • User Experience (UX) research lab
  • Raspberry Pi lab
  • Robotics lab

What you will study?

Our Computing Pathways document shows the full picture of what you will study from Year 9 all the way through to Post 16 for this specialism:

>Download the Computing pathways document here

Employer-led projects

You will undertake projects set by some of the region’s leading IT companies. We already have organisations with major IT departments involved in the UTC – organisations such as Sheffield International Venues and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – alongside local entrepreneurial companies like 3Squared and Razor.

>Find out about our project work with Razor

We are also a member of the UTC Cyber Group , which enables our students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of the role that cyber security plays, and prepares them to start their career in a digital world.

What jobs are available in Computing?

Programmer/ 3D Developer/ VR Designer/ Data Analyst/ Web Developer/ Technology Runner/ Software Engineer/ Robotics Engineer

You could be one of the 1.46 million people working in the fast-moving and exciting tech industries driving the digital economy here in the UK and globally. You could set up and run your own tech company, deal with clients, manage projects, develop software or look after big IT systems, or you could become any of these people:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Games Developer
  • Solutions Analyst
  • Web Designer
  • UI/UX Designer

Find out more about careers on the Digital World website.

Employer Partners

Below are a selection of our Computing pathway employer partners: