As stated in ACM guidelines for Information Technology (IT 2008), Information Technology, as an academic stream, is concerned with issues related to advocating for users and meeting their needs within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. The main aim of a degree in IT is to prepare students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations and also to stimulate development and research in these areas.
Based on the above facts, a BSc. degree program in Information Technology is designed at Horizon Campus to offer students with the flexibility to work across many disciplines that require expertise IT aspects. Such a graduate will have a balance of theory and application to succeed in a rapidly changing technological world where computer technology has recently been rapidly penetrating almost every sphere of life. Advances in such technologies change rapidly and will continue to change for decades in future. As such, the proposed curricula will prepare students for lifelong learning not only by following theoretical aspect of IT but also practicing leadership & communication skills, entrepreneurship, presentation skills, etc. as components of the undergraduate experience.
Explain and apply appropriate IT skills and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives.
Function as a user advocate.
Manage the information technology resources of an individual or organization.
Anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization.
Understand and, in some cases, contribute to the scientific, mathematical and theoretical foundations on which information technologies are built on.
Live and work as a contributing, well-rounded member of the society.
As outlines in IEEE/ACM standards (IT 2008), a student who has completed the degree program in IT should be able to:
The admission criteria of the candidates who wish to apply for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (SLQL 5 and 6) should fulfil the admission criteria as set out below. The candidates must submit an application form along with the required evidences.
The admission criteria for the degree program are defined taking into consideration the framework given in Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF).
A) General Admission Criteria to Year 1 (Level 3 of SLQF):
1. Three Passes in one sitting at one of the following examinations or equivalent foreign qualifications (equivalent foreign qualification means the minimum requirement for admission to the first year of a UGC recognized university in that country):
a. G.C.E. (A/L) - conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka
b. G.C.E (A/L) - conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK (London A/L)
c. International (A/L) - conducted by Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexel UK
2. A minimum combined score of 1200 at the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), conducted by the College Board, US
B) Foreign Students :
Admission of foreign students will be based on the criteria as set by the UGC.
Candidates with results at a foreign examination held outside Sri Lanka, deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for admission to Universities in Sri Lanka.
Students will be admitted to follow BSc. Honours Information Technology at the end of their 3rd year of study (completion of SLQL 5). A student should complete all core modules with at least “C” grade for each within a total of 90 credits and earned a minimum cumulative GPA of not less than 2.00 at the end of their 3rd year of study.
BSc Honors degree program in Software Engineering opens up the following career paths for you upon graduation:
• Software Engineer
• Software Developer
• Software Solution Architect
• Test Analyst/Engineer
• Systems Engineer
• Integration Specialist
• Games Developer
Career opportunities are available in plenty in the industry with an attractive salary for BSc Hons degree programme in Networking and Mobile Computing:
•Network Security Analyst
•Network and Systems Manager
•Mobile Phone System Engineer
•Mobile Application Developer
•Mobile Application Testing Specialist
•Mobile Phone Verification Manager