Accreditation and professional recognition

BCS Accreditation logoBritish Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT

Known by its acronym as the BCS, it was established in 1957 under royal charter and is the professional body and learned society for those within the IT professions. The BCS is a member of the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) and is responsible for the professional regulation of ICT and computer science. It has some 70,000 members across the world.

The following programmes within the department are currently accredited by the BCS:

BSc(Hons) Computer Science
BSc(Hons) Computer Systems Integration
BSc(Hons) Digital Media (previously known as BSc(Hons) Multimedia Computing)
MSc Software Engineering

We are currently seeking accreditation or reaccreditation for the following programmes:

BSc(Hons) Games Technology
BSc(Hons) Forensic Computing and Security
BSc(Hons) Robotics

Full details on accreditation and other professional development opportunities can be found on the BCS website.

We also recognise the BCS Professional Graduate Diploma in IT as acceptable qualification for entry onto our Master’s level programmes. You will still need to apply as normal, meeting all entry criteria.

Tech Partnership (e-skills)

Our BSc(Hons) Information Technology Management for Business course was developed in partnership with e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT, Telecommunications and Contact Centres. More about our partnerships.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

CILIP is the professional institution for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. It facilitates the achievement of the highest standards for the professions it supports.

Successful completion of a CILIP accredited course means that you have the industry recognised qualification needed to practice as a professional librarian or information manager.

Our MSc Information Management has been fully accredited by CILIP. Accreditation is internationally recognised and, by completing this programme and gaining relevant professional experience, you could be well on your way to becoming a chartered professional in your field. Please note that the PG Diploma is also accredited.

James accredition logoJoint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES)

JAMES is the educational arm of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), the Music Producers Guild (MPG) and the UK Screen Association. It aims to further links between the industry and education ensuring that the value of current professional experience is carried forward into future generations.

The APRS and MPG are the principle music industry associations representing recording and audio post-production studios, engineers, producers and manufacturers.

The following courses are accredited by JAMES:

BSc(Hons) Audio and Music Technology
BSc(Hons) Creative Music Technology

In a recent reaccreditation visit, representatives from JAMES had the following to say: "The philosophy behind the team is very innovative and greatly benefits the students and the course. This innovative approach will ensure that UWE is at the forefront of this industry orientated education in the UK and internationally."

The assessors were also impressed with the quality of teaching and support staff.

More information about accreditation

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