School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Professional accreditation

What we hold

Most of our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and/or the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We encourage our students to join one or both of these professional bodies.

British Computer Society (BCS) - now the Chartered Institute for IT

Membership

Membership of the BCS is an attribute that graduate employers are increasingly looking for. It demonstrates your commitment to being a professional in the sector.

You can apply to become a student member of the BCS.


Accreditation

Many of our courses fully meet the requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and partially meet the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. For further details please check the relevant course information page.

Further information

Further information about the BCS and membership is available from Dr Adrian Clark (alien@essex.ac.uk). 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Membership

You can apply online for student membership of the IET at any time after you begin your course. 

If you join as a student member, you will be automatically transferred to the class of Member of the IET (MIET) when you graduate. After further Masters level study and four years of relevant experience, you can apply to be become a Chartered Engineer.

Locally the IET Anglian Coastal Network organises a number of meetings which are usually held in either Ipswich or Chelmsford, and occasionally meetings may be held at the University. Whether or not you choose to become a Student member of the IET, you are welcome to attend any of these events which will be publicised in our School.

Accreditation

Many of our courses have received formal accreditation from the IET on behalf of the UK Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

To check whether a course has professional accreditation, please check the relevant course information page.

Further information

Further information about the IET and membership is available from Dr Adrian Clark (alien@essex.ac.uk).