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Computer Science course not accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society)

I'm applying through UCAS right now to transfer University and one of my choices is Liverpool Hope, although I've just found out that their Computer Science course isn't exactly the traditional Comp Sci course, for example their UCAS code is not G400 like all the others. After more researching I found that the course at LHope isn't accredited by the BCS. This kinda has me worried now as LHope seem to be alright in Comp Sci in terms of the rankings etc but the fact that the course isn't the traditional kind and that it isn't accredited is slightly putting me off. How much does it matter if the course is/isnt accredited by a certain Society, AKA the BCS.

Thanks.
Original post by KA99_
I'm applying through UCAS right now to transfer University and one of my choices is Liverpool Hope, although I've just found out that their Computer Science course isn't exactly the traditional Comp Sci course, for example their UCAS code is not G400 like all the others. After more researching I found that the course at LHope isn't accredited by the BCS. This kinda has me worried now as LHope seem to be alright in Comp Sci in terms of the rankings etc but the fact that the course isn't the traditional kind and that it isn't accredited is slightly putting me off. How much does it matter if the course is/isnt accredited by a certain Society, AKA the BCS.

Thanks.


Accreditation means squat diddly for CS. The field isn't regulated in the same way say architecture, or engineering is.

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Original post by KA99_
I'm applying through UCAS right now to transfer University and one of my choices is Liverpool Hope, although I've just found out that their Computer Science course isn't exactly the traditional Comp Sci course, for example their UCAS code is not G400 like all the others. After more researching I found that the course at LHope isn't accredited by the BCS. This kinda has me worried now as LHope seem to be alright in Comp Sci in terms of the rankings etc but the fact that the course isn't the traditional kind and that it isn't accredited is slightly putting me off. How much does it matter if the course is/isnt accredited by a certain Society, AKA the BCS.

Thanks.


Hi KA99_:hello:

Princepieman offers some great advice. Although we do not offer accreditation, our recent graduates have found posts working as Technical and Systems Engineers, software analysts and software engineers in organisations such as Airbus, Barclays, Oracle and Microsoft. With regards to the course code, please don't worry about this, it is essentially a filing system for UCAS that has no relation to course curriculum. You would be best researching the course content that is offered by various unis in order to find which one suits your interests best.

You may be interested in coming to one of our open house events, where you can speak to a few of our academics and get a proper feel for the course and our campus. If you have any questions in the meantime though, just give us a shout :smile:

Katie
Original post by Liverpool Hope University
Hi KA99_:hello:

Princepieman offers some great advice. Although we do not offer accreditation, our recent graduates have found posts working as Technical and Systems Engineers, software analysts and software engineers in organisations such as Airbus, Barclays, Oracle and Microsoft. With regards to the course code, please don't worry about this, it is essentially a filing system for UCAS that has no relation to course curriculum. You would be best researching the course content that is offered by various unis in order to find which one suits your interests best.

You may be interested in coming to one of our open house events, where you can speak to a few of our academics and get a proper feel for the course and our campus. If you have any questions in the meantime though, just give us a shout :smile:

Katie


Is it still possible to receive a graduate job as a software engineer if you're studying Accounting & Finance and Computer Science at Liverpool Hope?
Original post by AM_TSR
Is it still possible to receive a graduate job as a software engineer if you're studying Accounting & Finance and Computer Science at Liverpool Hope?

Hey, :shakehand:

The Computer Science aspect of the course will be sure to increase chances of getting a Software Engineer role or similar. By studying this degree with us you will acquire practical skills that are highly sought after by industry, such as programming in C, C++, Java, Lua, Python, C# and low level languages (such as x86 and ARM). You will cover the likes of:

Computer Systems
Algorithm Design
Programming
Computational methods
Computer Networks

Operating systems
Website Development

Immersive technologies (VR/AR and MR)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Advanced Web Technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing


It may be best to check with the organisation you are potentially looking at applying to, to see if they require certain criteria or a certain degree.

I hope this helps,
Tom :hello:
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Original post by Liverpool Hope University
Hi KA99_:hello:
Princepieman offers some great advice. Although we do not offer accreditation, our recent graduates have found posts working as Technical and Systems Engineers, software analysts and software engineers in organisations such as Airbus, Barclays, Oracle and Microsoft. With regards to the course code, please don't worry about this, it is essentially a filing system for UCAS that has no relation to course curriculum. You would be best researching the course content that is offered by various unis in order to find which one suits your interests best.
You may be interested in coming to one of our open house events, where you can speak to a few of our academics and get a proper feel for the course and our campus. If you have any questions in the meantime though, just give us a shout :smile:
Katie

Hello! is the computer science and software engineering degree still not accredited by the BCS?

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