Computer Science Degree Accreditation in the UK

Crick, Tom, Davenport, James H., Hanna, Paul, Irons, Alastair and Prickett, Tom (2020) Computer Science Degree Accreditation in the UK. In: CEP 2020: Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Computing Education Practice 2020. ACM. ISBN 9781450377294

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The assurance of quality through degree accreditation by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) is very much a feature of higher education in the UK. In this dynamic and emerging UK educational, economic and policy environment, there still remains a need for accreditation regimes to evolve in order to maximise the value they provide to higher education institutions, as well as to industry and society as a whole.

The Shadbolt Review, an independent review of computer science degree accreditation and graduate employability conducted in 2016, focused on the purpose and role of degree accreditation, how the system can support the skills requirements of employers, and how the system can improve graduate employability. This paper provides an update in the context of one professional body -- BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT -- of what has happened in response to the recommendations of the Shadbolt Review, focusing on ongoing enhancement projects, as well as commentary and recommendations for future activities and initiatives.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Technology > School of Computer Science
SWORD Depositor: Publication Router
Depositing User: Publication Router
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 08:58
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 08:58
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