BCS Accreditation for Degree
Future Honours graduates from the Department will have their degrees recognised by the British Computer Society. In essence, the BCS acts as an international quality assessor of computer science degrees and are happy to attest that the computer science degree from UCT meets that international standard.
The consequence for our graduates are twofold. Firstly, they have more leverage when seeking international employment as the quality of their qualification does not need to be validated by the employer – the BCS has, in effect, done this already. Secondly, graduates are able to use the title ‘CITP’ (Certified IT Professional) after their name to show that they have undergone professional training in their degree programme – in the same way as a chartered accountant would use ‘CA’ to denote a professional qualification.