Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    It seems that most computer science courses at university are accredited by the British Computer Society, however I have an offer from Exeter, and apparently this course isn't accredited, which is making me nervous about choosing it as a firm choice.

    Point is, will I be at a disadvantage if I choose to go to a university like Exeter that does not offer the accreditation, or should I choose a course that provides it as available?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mattari)
    It seems that most computer science courses at university are accredited by the British Computer Society, however I have an offer from Exeter, and apparently this course isn't accredited, which is making me nervous about choosing it as a firm choice.

    Point is, will I be at a disadvantage if I choose to go to a university like Exeter that does not offer the accreditation, or should I choose a course that provides it as available?
    This is a very important question floating everywhere-be it tsr or facebook.Even though exeter has a good start salary,You would have to go through some exams to become a chartered member if the BCS

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    The BCS is the professional and chartered society for IT. If a course isn't BCS accredited, it means that the university has not proved to the BCS that the course contains the skills and knowledge needed for the IT workplace. Draw your own conclusions...

    BTW Given Exeter's social intake, a high starting salary is unremarkable... There's ample evidence that starting salary is closely correlated to the relative privilege of the students entering the course. There's a much lower correlation at later dates...check those (that data is also available)
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: February 19, 2016
The home of Results and Clearing

2,767

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year

University open days

  1. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 22 Aug '18
  2. University of Buckingham
    Postgraduate Open Evening Postgraduate
    Thu, 23 Aug '18
  3. University of Glasgow
    All Subjects Undergraduate
    Tue, 28 Aug '18
Poll
How are you feeling about GCSE results day?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.