We’re proud of the fact that our Computer Science courses are professionally recognised through accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) – both the professional bodies representing computing and engineering in the UK. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) certifies our MSc in Cyber Security.
Firstly, it is a mark of quality – we have been audited by both organisations and judged by both to provide a top level of education. Areas that are looked into include staffing, projects, resources, quality assurance, student support and the structure and technical depth of our courses.
Secondly, it means these courses are a great foundation if you wish to achieve professional registration once you graduate. As the courses must meet some, or all, of the academic requirements for professional registration in order for it to become professionally accredited, it is a more streamlined way of achieving your professional registration.
We are also regularly audited to make sure that we keep these standards, so you can be sure that you are receiving an excellent Computer Science education.
Accredited courses are generally respected by employers – so you will also be increasing your career prospects.
You can also access our courses with funding from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) who offer a number of scholarships and grants for those studying on IET accredited courses.
If you choose to study on one of our courses that is not yet professionally accredited, please be assured about the quality of the degree. You will still be receiving a recognised degree from the University of York, and you can apply to either the IET or BCS for exemption from part of their educational requirement.
All chartered statuses are extremely valuable to employers and is a demonstration of your competence. Having a chartered status gives you enhanced career prospects in an increasingly competitive job market.
Each is slightly different, according to the accreditation type and the course you have studied. The CITP accreditation requires you to demonstrate an understanding in a specialism of IT, whereas both the CEng and IEng shows that you can develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems and manage and develop applications of current and developing technology.