Accreditation of academic programmes in computing in South Africa

Aurona Gerber, Saurabh Sinha, Alta Van Der Merwe, Moshe Kam

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, strong technical convergence has been observed between computing and engineering. Computing in this context includes Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology and Software Engineering. Within the traditional engineering disciplines (including Computer Engineering), academic programme accreditation is well established, but most academic computing programmes in South Africa are still unaccredited. Those that are accredited were reviewed by accreditation agencies from other countries (US, UK). The convergence between computing and engineering opened the debate and accentuated the need for accreditation within the wider computing profession in South Africa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 4th Software Engineering Colloquium, SE 2012
Pages7-10
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 4th Software Engineering Colloquium, SE 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: May 24 2012May 24 2012

Other

Other2012 4th Software Engineering Colloquium, SE 2012
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period5/24/125/24/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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