New HEFCE funding to support the development of conversion courses in engineering, including engineering-related computer science, via a pilot scheme. This follows the announcement in the Government’s Science and Innovation Strategy published in December 2014 that HEFCE is to work with the engineering profession ‘to develop and pilot engineering conversion courses for non-engineering graduates’.
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Just when it looked as though the teaching of computing in school would be cast aside, it will now be taught alongside physics, chemistry and biology. This success is down to the entire computing community working in collaboration with CAS and BCS, says Bill Mitchell, Director BCS Academy of Computing.
Welcome to the new home for the BCS Academy of Computing. We have designed this site to support the Academy's main objective of fostering a community of scholars, researchers and professionals. With the launch of this new site I feel it is a good opportunity to reflect on the Academy’s achievements
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