School Success: BCS Accreditation
The School of Applied Computing is pleased to announce that it’s HND & BSc Computing Portfolio has been accredited as fully meeting the educational requirements for BCS Accreditation. The BCS British Computer Society is a professional body and a learned society that represents those working in Information Technology both in the United Kingdom and internationally.
An Accreditation Panel of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, visited Swansea Metropolitan : University of Wales Trinity St David on Thursday 1st November 2012 for an accreditation visit. The students highly commended the enthusiasm of staff and the support that they receive at all levels. The students were very positive, open and informative about their programmes of study particularly the practical nature of the courses.
The School’s BSc Degree courses have been accredited as fully meeting the educational requirements for CITP registration and the Software Engineering and Computer Games Development programmes also partially meet the educational requirements for CEng registration. In fact the School’s Computer Games Development degree is just one of a handful of courses in the UK that have this status.
The School’s HND Computing courses have also been accredited by the BCS, and again we are only one of just a handful of Universities in the UK who have partial IEng accreditation for their HNDs, and at the moment the only one in Wales.
For students of the School of Applied Computing these accreditations provide the academic base for BCS Professional Membership and lead towards BCS Chartered IT Professional accreditation. Professional Membership and BCS Chartered status carry the right to use the post nominal letters MBCS CITP and CEng (where appropriate).
For more information about the British Computer Society please click-here and for more information about the levels of accreditation please click-here.