Computer Science and IT courses receive professional accreditation from British Computer Society

The prestigious accreditation scheme means the qualifications gained by London Met graduates are recognised by the computing industry for their high quality and rigorous standards.

Date: 24 January 2020

London Met’s Computer Science and Information Technology courses have received professional accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS), a scheme which provides an indicator of quality to students and employers, and provides independent recognition for the institutions that offer them. This means that the qualifications gained by graduates of these courses are recognised by the computing and IT industries for their high quality and rigorous standards.

The accreditation scheme looks for programme content which specifically aims to assist students in gaining a sound academic grounding in the discipline of computer science and an understanding of the professional issues relevant to their future working lives.

Dr Preeti Patel, Head of Computer Science and Applied Computing at London Met, said: “I am very proud to be leading a subject area whose work is recognised, ratified and given the seal of approval by a key professional body. Gaining BCS accreditation is of direct benefit for our students – both current and future.

“The awarding panel were extremely complimentary about our students and their abilities, who should be very proud of the level of expertise they have gained over the course of their degrees.”

As well as ensuring that course content provides a foundation to underpin a future career in IT, accreditation also means that a graduate meets some or all of the educational requirements for registration with BCS as a:

  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and/or
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng / IEng) and/or
  • Registered IT Technician (RITTech)