Professional recognition

An industry-focused approach

Many of our courses are developed in collaboration with, and accredited by, leading professional organisations to ensure that your studies reflect the latest developments in the workplace.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

We are a long-time member of the BCS. As the majority of our computing courses are accredited by the BCS, you can be sure they are thoroughly vetted to meet the latest criteria. The accreditation also means that students can gain some exemption against BCS professional examinations, leading to chartered membership and CEng, IEng or CSci status.

Engineering Council (UK-SPEC)

Operating under the Royal Charter, the Engineering Council is charged with regulating the engineering profession, setting and maintaining the standards for the practice of engineering in the UK and internationally. Many of our engineering courses are designed to satisfy the Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) that describes the competence and commitment requirements that have to be met for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). To find out more about the benefits of gaining CEng status, visit the Engineering Council website.

Joint Board of Moderators

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) is formed by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. The JBM, under licence from the Engineering Council, ensures via an accreditation process that university courses meet UK-SPEC. All our engineering courses are fully accredited by the JBM.

The Concrete Centre

The Concrete Centre (TCC) is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. TCC provides material, design and construction guidance aiming to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete and masonry to realise the potential of these materials. All concrete and sustainability related modules on both our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are supported by TCC.

Chartered Institute of Building

Our Construction Management, Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Our Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Royal Geographical Society

Our Geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. To gain accreditation, programmes must be in line with the QAA subject benchmark statement delivering key knowledge and the understanding and skills expected of geography graduates.