The Faculty of CISM is based in the Sopwith Building on the Kingston University Penrhyn Road Campus. Lecture rooms are located throughout the campus; most of your classes will be held at the Penrhyn Road campus. All CISM staff are based in the Sopwith Building. To contact Academic (Teaching) Staff go in person to their offices during their Office Hours or alternatively you can email or telephone (contact details can be found on Study Space). Office Hours are only applicable during term time and details of individual academics’ office hours can be found on their office door or in the Student Office.
Computing, as a profession, is represented in the UK by the British Computer Society (BCS).
After attaining a high standard in your academic studies together with a period of practical experience working in the profession in a ‘responsible position’, you will be eligible to apply to the BCS for Chartered Engineer status permitting you to use the letters CEng MBCS after your name. The importance of this to you is that it recognises officially that you have reached a high level of professional competence – it is a universally recognised reference which should be very useful to you in your career.
The computing degree courses offered by this Faculty have been ‘accredited’ by the BCS for many years and the current portfolio of courses has continued this worthy tradition. Being accredited by the BCS means that the course has been accepted by the Society as satisfying the academic requirements for membership, exempting you from further examination. You will receive information about student membership of the Society. A BCS Lecture is held at the University annually, normally during Enhancement week.