The British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have both accredited the Computer Science Tripos for all intakes up to and including the 2011 intake. The two institutions will visit the University in 2011-2012 to review the course and renew the accreditation.
The accreditation means that the Computer Science Tripos gives the academic qualifications required for professional membership of both bodies (MIET or MBCS), Chartered Engineer status (CEng via either IET or BCS), Chartered Scientist status (CSci, via BCS) and Chartered Information Technology Professional status (CITP, via BCS). There are other conditions, relating to professional practice after graduation, that must be met before a candidate can become chartered.
Conditions imposed by the IET
MIET: all graduates are eligible for membership of the IET.
CEng: Graduates must achieve a 2:2 or higher in their final year and achieve at least 40% on their individual project. There must be appropriate further learning at Masters level (e.g. an approved or accredited MSc).
Conditions imposed by the BCS
Graduates must achieve honours overall and achieve at least 40% on their individual project.
CITP: with the above condition, the course fully meets the educational requirement for CITP registration.
CSci and CEng: with the above condition, the course partially meets the educational requirement for CSci and CEng registration. Students will need appropriate further learning to fulfill all the requirements.