The Euro-Inf Quality Labels

The Euro-Inf Quality Labels may be awarded to Informatics degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level that comply with the Euro-Inf framework standards and accreditation criteria .

The objectives of the Euro-Inf Quality Labels are:

  • To enhance quality and transparency of educational programmes in informatics
  • To provide information on study programmes across Europe through an appropriate label for accredited educational programmes in informatics
  • To facilitate mutual transnational recognition of qualifications
  • To increase mobility of students

A number of degree programmes across a variety of countries have now been awarded the Euro-Inf Quality Labels.

About EQANIE

The Euro-Inf Quality Labels are owned by the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE). EQANIE is a non-profit association seeking to enhance evaluation and quality assurance of informatics study programmes and education in Europe.

Which Degrees are eligible?

BCS has been appointed as an authorised agency by EQANIE to award the Euro-Inf Bachelor and Euro-Inf Master Quality Labels for degree programmes offered in the UK. These include programmes accredited for Full or Partial CITP, CEng or CSci.

The Euro-Inf Quality Labels available are:

Award Type
With accreditation for... Level of award accredited Euro-Inf award applicable
CITP CEng and/or CSci
Single Honours (eg, BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)) Full Partial First cycle Euro-Inf Bachelors
Integrated Masters (eg, MComp, MSci, MEng) Full only N/A First cycle Euro-Inf Bachelors
Integrated Masters (eg, MComp, MSci, MEng) Full
Full First & Second cycle Euro-Inf Bachelors & Masters

Specialist Masters (MSc)

Partial Partial Second cycle Euro-Inf Masters

 
Programmes that are awarded initial accreditation of one year (pending the output of a minimum of three graduates) or the maximum period of five years’ accreditation will be eligible. However, generalist MSc programmes and programmes accredited for a reduced period of less than 5 years are not eligible.

Applying for the Euro-Inf Quality Labels

As well as having access to the BCS Educational Affiliate Member & Accredited Degree logos, Higher Education Institutions will receive the Euro-Inf Bachelor and / or Euro-Inf Master seals to further promote the status of their accredited Informatics degree(s) in addition to an EQANIE accreditation certificate from BCS.

Applications are likely to fall into one of two categories:

  1. Retrospective award of Euro-Inf Quality Labels - for programmes accredited by BCS since October 2008. Please write to the BCS Education Team at educ@bcs.uk stating the programme title(s), mode(s) of study and programme length which you wish to be considered. Please note that the awarding of Euro-Inf Quality Labels cannot be backdated beyond the current accreditation period. Accreditation periods may be checked using the BCS website course search facility at www.bcs.org/accredited.
  2. Consideration of programmes to be reviewed at a forthcoming BCS Accreditation Visit - HEIs are asked to submit a course list prior to the visit to indicate the levels of accreditation to be sought. This form includes a column relating to the Euro-Inf Bachelor and Master Quality Labels.

Fees for the Euro-Inf Quality Labels

EQANIE charges a fee per programme for the award of the Quality Labels, which covers the duration of the current accreditation period. The fee is €300 per programme. EQANIE has advised that where an EU-recipient of this service indicates their VAT number, EQANIE will be able to apply the reverse charge procedure, so HEIs wishing to have the VAT exempted should supply the VAT number to BCS. Guidance on how to calculate per programme fees for EQANIE.