Professional Accreditation of Programmes (Computer Science)

Many of our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes are accredited by a range of Professional Institutions. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Students are strongly encouraged to join the Professional Institution that accredits their pogramme of study; student membership normally attracts a reduced fee, or is free. For further information, refer to Student Membership.

A list of the College's accredited degree programmes in Computer Science, and the associated accrediting Professional Institution is provided below. Note that some degree programmes may be under application for accreditation; if you are unsure of the accredited status of your degree programme, please contact the Accreditation Team.

Degree ProgrammeAccreditation StatusProfessional Body
BSc (Hons) Computer Science Accredited BCS The Chartered Institute for IT
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Industrial Placement Accredited
MSci Computer Science Accredited

The degree programmes listed above have been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and / or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status through the Institute. 

The BSc degree programmes listed above have been accredited for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and (on behalf of the Engineering Council) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as Incorporated Engineer (IEng), and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited further learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.

The MSci Computer Science has been accredited for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and (on behalf of the Engineering Council) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Accreditation is awarded for a maximum of 5 years under each assessment exercise.