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BCS Professional Project in IT- Mauritius

Hello folks! It has been a while that I have not blogged under the category British Computer Society. So, allow my to pen another interesting blog post on it.

Still pursuing the journey towards academic excellence, I find that I am climbing the ladder of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – Higher Education Qualifications.

Source: BCS Prospectus 2010/2011

This article focuses on the Professional Project in IT and its submission to the BCS Regional Office, Mauritius.

According to,

In order to complete the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT, candidates must complete a project with a recommended minimum study time of 300 hours.

Successful completion of the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (incorporating PGD Project) enables you to apply for selected postgraduate courses with UK universities.

The submission of a Project Proposal is mandatory. All Project Proposal should be submitted by email to using the Project Proposal Form.

So, let me simplify things, and jot down the process (more or less) of passing this milestone of Professional Project Submission

1. You wake up one day and you find that yes, its now time to work on the Professional Project to complete the PGD. You then become committed the following workflow

2. You perform a brainstorming session to find initial project ideas. The project is basically a computer-based solution to a practical problem. Candidates need to submit a report on the practical implementation of a computer-based project.

3. Your project title could be vetted by your Supervisor. The latter is either a BCS Professional Member or an IT Professional with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in the industry (CV needs to be enclosed).

4. Download the Project Proposal form and complete it by respecting the 500 word limit. Include

4.1 The project title

4.2 Background

4.3 Objectives

4.4 Scope and Approach

4.5 A schedule of the major milestones achievement of the project (timetable)

5. Email the Project Proposal form and wait for Examiners Comments. This will usually take up to 4 weeks.

6. Upon checking email and receiving the commented Proposal form from the Examiner, open the document and read carefully the section on Examiners Comments. Here it is defined that either your project is Approved or another proposal needs to be re-submitted

7. Work hard on your project. develop your computer based solution.

8. Develop your report whilst respecting the 10,000 word limit. The report needs to include:

8.1 Table of contents

8.2 Preface and Acknowledgments

8.3 Abstract (respect the word limit)

8.4 Chapter Feasibility Study

8.5 Chapter Analysis

8.6 Chapter Design

8.7 Chapter Implementation

8.8 Chapter Testing

8.9 Chapter Critical Appriasal

Appendix (include your code and test cases screenshots here)

References (Use Harvard Rerencing system)

9. Fill in the p1 form and get your supervisor to fill in the p2 form.

10. proofread and improve the formatting of your project before doing Spiral Binding.

11. Burn your project (soft copy report and project code) on DVD. BCS might use your softcopy to input it into anti-plagiarism software

12. Get your Bank Draft of 132 GBP

13. Submit to the BCS Regional Office, Eau Coulee, Curepipe on the dealine (31 July for October Sittings, 31 January for April sittings)

Best of Luck!

18 responses

  1. Hi there. Why not obtain your uni degree and pay ~40 quid for the MBCS status? You can work on a part-time basis while doing your degree. It will save you money.

    13 August, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    • hi Fadil, the BCs modules are so challenging that i wanna taste them a bit.

      its not only abt the MBCS status

      13 August, 2010 at 5:11 pm

  2. An update: on 24 August 2010, the Mauritius Examination Syndicate called the candidates at Ebene Business School in order to authenticate the Professional Project in IT.

    Amongst the questions asked were:

    “Tell me about your project”

    “Did you obtain help in doing the project”

    “if the project is hosted/ implemented LIVE, will it work?”

    (he then checks the Referencing system used. Anti-Plagiarism check)

    “How do you feel after having completed the project?” – Personally I like this question.

    25 August, 2010 at 7:59 am

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  5. nick

    I happened to hv bn part of the project authentication process at ebene on aug 24th. personally, it was a rich experience for me. after ID’ing myself, had abt 5 mins 2 overview my project to the authenticators, which was succeeded by a QA session. i spoke to abt 5 candidates after the process n i think its fair to say that the number of questions each candidate entertained ws subject to the degree of confidence demonstrated during presentation. nervous n less confident candidates were confronted with more Qs than de confident guys (well,in my opinion). the documentation style/format/quantity ws not really a factor. Some sessions lasted for up to abt 20 mins or more whereas others took little over 7 mins. A bonus of being an IT Professional is the ability to be able to explain technical material to nontechnical personalities (managers, public etc), in simple n basic language to their understanding & satisfaction. U get that with the BCS Professional Project n lots more

    18 November, 2010 at 1:22 pm

  6. sasha

    i decided to attend the bsc course next year.guys what will you counsel me

    19 November, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    • visit bcs website for z syllbus, seek a course provider, buy z prescribed books, n visit my blog regularly 🙂

      25 November, 2010 at 8:18 am

  7. nick

    hey sasha, u very much welcome to join the prestigious bcs community. wud be willing to offer some advice specific to ur OBJECTIVES vis-a-vis bcs HEQ. if i cud have an idea of ur IT background, career aspiration n how much time u’ll be allocatin 4 bcs studies, then i can promise u specific tips to get u started n RUNNING.

    27 November, 2010 at 1:45 pm

  8. Raksha

    Hello Ashesh,

    I need to submit a proposal for the PGD.

    When I do need to pay the fees for this?


    10 January, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  9. Abhi

    Hello Guys,
    It’s high time that we mauritians start thinking a little bit about Cisco.I am now abroad working for myself as consultant and teacher in Canada .I am a CCNA,CCNP,CCNP (v) formerly CCVP and CCIE Routing and Switching.Give yourself a second chance and go deep into Cisco.Mauritius cannot just bring consultants from abroad for Networking and Advise when mauritians can take the challenge themselves.
    Good luck.

    2 February, 2012 at 6:34 am

    • Hi Abhi!
      Welcome to my blog…

      Well there are Registered Cisco Networking Academy at the University of Mauritius and at other places…

      Wow for a Mauritian to be a CCIE. i’ve heard that passing this exams is very tough.

      11 February, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    • a mauritian with a CCIE ! Congrats dude.. Proud of you.

      22 January, 2014 at 11:42 am

  10. varun

    hi Ashesh

    interesting n direct info on ur blog.
    i need to go ahead with my pgd project too in bcs but i am out of any idea of wat project i should do.. i dnt like programming..kno just basic. can u advise plz?

    3 April, 2015 at 3:24 pm

  11. Babs

    can we use wordpress for pgd project ? thx

    18 June, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    • I used drupal..but u must write code – a wordpress theme or plugin

      18 June, 2015 at 9:46 pm

  12. keviraj

    Hi ,is it a must to do programming project only? Or can we do a project on nerworking also?

    18 June, 2016 at 12:14 am

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