University of Buckingham Applied Computing Department receives prestigious accreditation

20 March 2015

BCS Accredited DegreeThe University’s Applied Computing Department has received accreditation from the prestigious British Computer Society (BCS), a world-class professional body, which will enable students to enhance their standing and employability in the field of IT.

A panel of BCS accreditation assessors rigorously examined the University’s programmes, modules, learning and teaching following four years of work by the Applied Computing Department lead by Professor Sabah Jassim (former Head of Department) and Hongbo Du (Programme Director). The courses are among the first fast-track programmes in the country to receive BCS accreditation.

Students who choose to study at the University of Buckingham will not only obtain academic Bachelor’s (Hons) degree in Computing in two-years but also a professional standing which will enhance their work profile enormously, thanks to the accreditation.

The Programme Director, Mr Du, said: “The accreditation recognises the high quality education in computing that we offer. Gaining a professional standing and becoming a member of this world-class prestigious body will help our graduates to build a successful career in IT and computing.”

Head of the Applied Computing Department at the University, Dr Harin Sellahewa, said: “We are delighted to receive this external professional recognition of quality for our two-year degree programmes. This is another endorsement of our graduates achieving the expected level for these courses and a validation of the high standards of our teaching and learning environment. To have BCS accreditation for our courses adds enormous weight and further demonstrates that our pioneering two-year degrees are comparable with traditional three-year degrees offered by other UK universities.”

Recent figures reveal computer science graduates are the top-earning graduates from today’s universities with computer science graduates earning up to £43,895 six months after graduating, four times more than bottom earners, according to Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) figures.