The Seoul Accord is a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) which pertains to computing and IT-related programs accredited by its signatories within their jurisdictions since 2008. Signatories to the Seoul Accord are organizations responsible for accrediting computing and IT-related programs in Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Seoul Accord assists in determining if a computing or IT-related program in one signatory’s jurisdiction is recognized in another jurisdiction for purposes of licensure and registration, employment, or admission to graduate school.
Graduate attributes established by accrediting agencies form a set of individually assessable outcomes that indicate a graduate’s potential for competency in the profession. A graduate from an accredited program is expected to demonstrate these outcomes.
The Seoul Accord’s Graduate Attributes identify the characteristics of graduates of all computing programs that fall within the scope of the accord. A signatory to the Seoul Accord may identify additional attributes that differentiate specific programs accredited by the signatory.
If you have questions about the Seoul Accord, please contact our Senior Manager – International Relations.