Accreditation is a process whereby external organisations review our provision or procedures and approve that what we offer meets or exceeds their professional standards. Computing at the University of Dundee holds accreditations from BCS and EQANIE and an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

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The BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT, and the society accredits our degree programmes approximately every five years. Membership of the BCS requires passing of professional examinations, but holding an accredited degree can be used in lieu of part or all of these examinations. The BCS can award its members the post-nominals CITP (Chartered Information Technology Professional) and CEng (Chartered Engineer). Our current programmes which are accredited by the BCS are:

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (for CITP and partial CEng)
  • BSc (Hons) Computing Science (for CITP and partial CEng)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Computing (for CITP)
  • MSc Applied Computing and MSc Computing (for partial CITP)
  • MSc Business Intelligence (for CITP Further Learning and partial CEng)


The European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE) publish the Euro-Inf framework and accreditation standards for Informatics degree programmes, and our BCS-accredited programmes also have EQANIE accreditation.

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The Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter was established to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. It covers women (and men where appropriate) in:

  • academic roles in STEMM
  • professional and support staff
  • trans staff and students

In 2014, the University of Dundee gained the Bronze level award (renewed under new charter 2017) and in 2015 Computing gained the Bronze level award in its own right. Our consultations with staff and students, our reviews of existing good practice, and our analysis of data about staff and student progress and careers led us to construct an action plan to further develop our already supportive environment. Dr Iain Murray is leading the implementation of our action plan and our other equality and diversity work.

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