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Degree Course Accreditation

Why Accreditation?

BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, is the leading institution for IT and Computing professionals, and if you join BCS, you will have available to you a wide range services and benefits which will assist you throughout your career. You will have the opportunity to gain respected professional qualifications, including CITP and CEng, and an accredited Honours degree - such as the Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering degrees at Warwick - is the first step to full membership and to being awarded chartered status.

Membership of BCS carries the right to use the designatory letters MBCS, and members with chartered status (which can be applied for after appropriate work experience) may use the title Chartered Information Technology Practitioner (CITP).

The Euro-Inf Quality Label is awarded to degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level that comply with the Euro-Inf Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria.

CEng Status

BCS is a licensed body of the Engineering Council, which means that it may award the professional qualification of CEng (Chartered Engineer) to suitably qualified members of the Society. However, the academic basis for CEng is more onerous than for professional membership, and requires four years of study. This can either be in the form of a four year degree course (an MEng) or a three year BSc followed by postgraduate study.

Degree Course Accreditations

The following apply to students who commenced their course between October 2018 and October 2022 inclusive. The status of the "with intercalated year" degrees is identical to their non-intercalated counterparts. A summary of the accreditation for previous cohorts is available.

Programme Accreditation
G403 Computer Science MEng Full CITP and CEng / CSci accreditation (notes 1,3)
Euro-Inf Quality Master Label (2018-2022)
G400 Computer Science BSc Full CITP accreditation and partial CEng / CSci accreditation (notes 2,3)
Euro-Inf Quality Bachelor Label (2018-2022)
G408 Computer Systems Engineering MEng Full CITP and CEng / CSci accreditation (notes 1,3,4)
Euro-Inf Quality Master Label (2018-2022)
G406 Computer Systems Engineering BSc/BEng Full CITP accreditation and partial CEng / CSci accreditation (notes 2,3,4)
Euro-Inf Quality Bachelor Label (2018-2022)
G5P8 Computer Science MSc CITP Further Learning and Partial CEng / CSci accreditation (note 3)
Euro-Inf Quality Master Label (2018-2022)
G5PA Data Analytics MSc CITP Further Learning and Partial CEng / CSci accreditation (note 3)
Euro-Inf Quality Master Label (2018-2022)
BCS Accredited Degree Logo Euro Inf Accreditation Seal (BSc) Euro Inf Accreditation Seal (Masters)

Notes

  1. Also CITP Further Learning Element.
  2. An extra year of study (a "matching section") is required for full CEng / CSci accreditation.
  3. CSci status is no longer offered by BCS.
  4. Accreditation for the Computer Systems Engineering programmes has been provisionally granted, and is expected to be confirmed in 2020.