School of Computing

Professional Accreditation

We now offer even more accredited courses

Successful students graduate
When you graduate with an accredited degree, you can apply to the accrediting body to use letters after your name such as CEng which denotes Chartered Engineer status.

The British Computer Society (the Chartered Institute for IT) is a leading industry body for IT professionals around the world. The BCS is ideally placed to guide IT professionals through their careers and to provide employers with expertly trained employees that can add real value to their business. The BCS is the only professional body in the UK with the ability to grant chartered status to IT professionals under its Royal Charter.

The BCS recently undertook a full review of all our courses. We're very pleased to report that we have increased our portfolio of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which means that our graduates will be able to use their qualifications to apply for professional status.

On successful completion of our BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering and BSc (Hons) Web Technologies courses, graduates will meet all the criteria needed to apply for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status. As our graduates progress in their careers, their studies will also support their application for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status.

Our BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing and BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems students will be eligible for CITP status and Foresnsic Computing students will also be able to use their qualification to progress to CSci.

On successful completion of their studies, MSc Information Systems graduates will partially fulfil the criteria to apply for CITP status. MSc Software Engineering graduates will require some further learning to be eligible for CITP status, and will be able to use their qualification in their application for CEng status. MSc Forensic Information Technology graduates will also require some further learning to be eligible for CITP status, and will be able to use their qualification in their application for CEng or CSci status.

Visit the BCS website