All our single-honours degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society, a chartered institute for the global IT profession:
BSc degrees – CITP, Partial CEng, Partial CSci, Euro-Inf
MSci degrees – CITP, CITP FL, Full CEng, Full CSci, Euro-Inf
Accreditation means that, on graduation, a student has fully or partially fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and / or a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and / or a Chartered Scientist (CSci).
The 2014 Accreditation Visit Panel also identified the following area of best practice:
"The Software Engineering modules in the undergraduate programmes are well aligned both theoretically and practically."
Benefits of accreditation
BCS accreditation for Higher Education programmes provides a number of benefits for students.
Relevance – BCS accreditation ensures that degrees:
- meet the high standards set by the profession – meet employer’s needs
- provide a solid underpinning in computing
Recognition – graduating with a BCS accredited degree provides:
- the opportunity to apply for professional membership of BCS (MBCS)
- a progression pathway to professional registration by fulfilling (either partially or fully) the academic requirements for CITP, CEng, CSci or IEng statuses
- a potential advantage when looking for a job as some employers may look for graduates with accredited degrees