School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

Accreditation

BCS logoBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, accredits computing qualifications in the UK. As well as accrediting degrees as contributing to the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration, BCS is licensed by the Engineering Council and by the Science Council, which means that it also accredits degrees as meeting or partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) registration.

BCS publishes detailed information on becoming chartered and about Higher Education accreditation, but briefly: CITP registration can be obtained with an accredited integrated Masters degree (MComp), or a Bachelors Honours degree plus a year of further learning beyond graduation; CEng or CSci registration can be obtained with an accredited integrated Masters degree (MComp), or a Bachelors Honours degree accredited as partially fulfilling the respective educational criteria plus either an appropriate accredited Masters degree or appropriate further learning to Masters level.

Our current and recent degree courses are accredited as below. The 'with an Industrial Placement Year' courses have the same levels of accreditation as the corresponding non-placement courses.

Degree courseLevel of accreditationStudent intakes
Computer Science BSc CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
CSci (partial fulfilment)
2006-2020
Computer Science MComp CITP
CITP Further Learning
Full CEng
Full CSci

Initial accreditation
2014- †

 
Computing and Artificial Intelligence BSc * CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
CSci (partial fulfilment)
2006-2010
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc ** CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
CSci (partial fulfilment)
2011-2015
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
CSci (partial fulfilment)
2016-2020
 
Games and Multimedia Environments (GAME) BSc CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
2012-2020
 
Information Technology for E-Commerce BSc CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
2007-2010
Computing for Business and Management BSc CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
2011-2020
 
Multimedia and Digital Systems BSc CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
2006-2011
Computing for Digital Media BSc CITP
CEng (partial fulfilment)
2012-2020
 
Music Informatics BSc CITP *** 2010-2011
Music Informatics BSc CITP **** 2012
 
Advanced Computer Science MSc CITP Further Learning
CEng (partial fulfilment)
CSci (partial fulfilment)
2014-2020

† Subject to confirmation once the first student cohort has graduated
* On condition that students take the module Software Engineering
** On condition that students take the modules Software Engineering and Web Computing
*** On condition that students take the modules Program Design and Human Computer Interaction
**** On condition that students take the module Human Computer Interaction

These degrees have to be passed at Honours level. Students on other degrees may seek individual accreditation directly through BCS.

School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

School Office:
School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, Chichester 1 Room 002, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ
enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk
T 01273 (67) 8195

School Office opening hours: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00
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