Degree courses gain British Computer Society accreditation
17 November 2005
The British Computer Society (BCS) is the UK’s leading professional body for academics and professionals working in IT and is a Chartered Institute of Engineering for the IT and computing industries. The School was successful in its application to the BCS for the BSc (Hons) degrees in Computer Studies and Software Engineering. A panel from the BCS visited the School on Thursday 17th November and will recommend that the two courses be granted BCS exemption and partial accreditation for CEng status. The accreditation will benefit graduates from these two courses who started in the last two years, in that they will be able to join the BCS and automatically be exempt from the BCS examinations. Graduates from these programmes who started before 2004, and graduates from other computing programmes, are also able to apply for BCS membership and will have their applications considered individually.
The School is active in supporting the local Merseyside branch of the BCS, organising and hosting talks on various aspects of computing, and all students on computing programmes are encouraged to join in. The web address of the local branch is given below: