Increasing the value of professional body computer science degree accreditation

Irons, Alastair, Crick, Tom, Davenport, James, Hanna, Paul and Prickett, Tom (2021) Increasing the value of professional body computer science degree accreditation. In: Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, p. 1336. ISBN 9781450380621

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This poster shares the progress related to an evaluation of computer science degree professional body accreditation, framed through an ongoing national review in the United Kingdom (UK). While this review substantially focuses on the UK, other countries, including South Africa and Ireland, have adopted a similar accreditation regime; furthermore, this work is evaluated in the context of the Washington Accord review, taking into account the memorandum's impetus for increased consistency in the UK. In parallel with this international review, the UK's Engineering Council is seeking to enhance and modernise the processes and procedures for degree accreditation (which includes the award of the protected professional title "Chartered Engineer") and the introduction of the new set of accreditation expectations on approved institutions. The review includes consideration of the value of accreditation to universities, students and employers. It was initiated in 2016 following two major national reviews looking at computer science and wider STEM degree accreditation. The intent is to better understand the value of professional body accreditation in computer science, as well as how to co-create improved outcomes for all accreditation stakeholders.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accreditation, graduate employability, undergraduate curricula, UK
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 15:17
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 15:36

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