19 Aug 2015
UM's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science programme recognised by Seoul Accord signatories
澳大電腦科學理學士課程獲《首爾協議》成員承認
Faculty of Science and Technology
澳大科技學院

Prof Pak Kin WONG (left) receives from a HKIE representative the notification letter about FST's programme gaining recognition under the Seoul Accord
澳大科技學院副院長(學術事務)王百鍵教授(左)從香港工程師學會代表手上接過獲《首爾協議》成員承認的通知書

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (full-time) programme, offered by the University of Macau's (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology, gained official recognition by all the signatories to the Seoul Accord, at the Seoul Accord General Meeting, which was held in Turkey in June. In 2013 the programme was accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

The Seoul Accord is a mutual recognition agreement which pertains to computing and IT-related programmes accredited by its signatories within their jurisdictions since 2008. Currently there are eight signatories to the Seoul Accord, namely the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and South Korea. The eight signatories have joined together for the primary purpose of contributing to the improvement of computing education worldwide through mutual recognition of accredited academic computing programmes.

According to the Seoul Accord, completing baccalaureate-level computing programmes accredited by any signatory will be recognised as being equivalent in meeting the minimum standards of preparation for entry into an appropriate computing profession. In other words, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (full-time) programme offered by UM’s Faculty of Science and Technology satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the Australian Computer Society, the Canadian Information Processing Society, and the British Computer Society. It also satisfies the academic requirements for registering as a professional engineer in Hong Kong and Japan.

澳門大學科技學院的理學士學位“電腦科學學士課程”(全日制)繼2013年通過香港工程師學會的學術評審後,又於2015年6月在土耳其舉行的《首爾協議》會員會議中正式獲《首爾協議》成員承認。

《首爾協議》於2008年開始簽訂,是電腦及資訊相關課程的互認協議。現有成員包括美國、英國、加拿大、澳洲、中國香港、中華台北、日本、韓國等八個正式成員。據協議規定,八個成員國將透過學歷互認提升全球電腦教育的質量。

但凡獲《首爾協議》成員承認的電腦科學學士課程(全日制)之畢業生,即視為符合在所有成員國進入相關行業的最低標準。換言之,澳大“電腦科學學士課程”已符合澳洲電腦協會、加拿大資訊技術處理協會、英國電腦學會入會的學術要求,並同時符合登記成為香港註冊專業工程師及日本專業工程師的學術要求。