Bachelor of Information Technology in Networking and Mobile Computing (Hons)

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Overview of the Degree

Course Duration : 4 Years
Minimum Entry Qualification : 3 S passes in any stream
Employability : Networking and Mobile Computing/IT Entrepreneur

In a rapidly changing technological world, for smooth and uninterrupted operations, modern organizations need to have appropriate systems in place. These systems must work properly, be secure, and upgraded, maintained, and replaced as appropriate. Employees throughout an organization require support from IT staff that understand computer systems and their software and are committed to solving computer-related problems they might have.

Horizon Campus graduates of Information Technology degree programs will successfully address these needs of an organization without much extra efforts. These program offer students with the flexibility to work across many disciplines that require expertise IT aspects. The main aim of this degree program is to prepare students to meet the computing technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations and also to stimulate development and research in these areas.

BIT in Networking & Mobile Computing

The B.Sc. (Hons) degree program in Networking and Mobile Computing is designed at the Horizon Campus to offer students with the flexibility to work across many disciplines that require expertise in Mobile Application Development, Networking & Communication. As Computer Networks impact nearly every endeavour in the modern world, the proposed B.Sc. in IT specializing in Networking and Mobile Computing prepares graduates for a variety professions, attracting the full range of talent to the field.

Such a graduate will have a balance of theory and application to succeed in a rapidly changing technological world where mobile 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 a part of the undergraduate degree program.

BIT in Networking & Mobile Computing allows the students to :

  • Demonstrate a substantive knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of Networking and Mobile Computing;
  • Critically analyze data, make judgments and propose solutions to problems;
  • Construct and sustain arguments and use these arguments, ideas and techniques in problem solving;
  • Demonstrate awareness of the current developments on computer networks and mobile computing;
  • Engage in independent learning using scholarly reviews and secondary sources of information;
  • Communicate information, ideas, issues and solutions efficiently and effectively;
  • Exercise initiative, personal responsibility and accountability;
  • Undertake further training and develop additional skills;
  • Exercise leadership in the professional environment/work place;
  • and Demonstrate positive attitudes and social responsibility.

Key Information

Duration : 4 years full-time
Tuition Fee : Rs. 800,000.00

Fees payable through the Government Interest Free Student Loan Scheme.

  • Students can pay tuition fees through the Government Interest Free Loan Scheme (studentloans.mohe.gov.lk)
  • Students do not need to repay loan during the 4 year study period (2018-2022) and the first year after graduation (2023).
  • Loan repayment will start only in the 6th year through 12th year (2024-2030).
  • Approximate Monthly Instalment in 2024 is Rs.9523.80
Level : Honours

Approval status : This course is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education ,Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the SLQF at Level 6.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of three passes in GCE A/Ls in the any stream.
The admission criteria has been defined to meet the requirements of the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF).
General Admission Criteria to Year 1 (Level 3 of SLQF):

Three Passes in one sitting at one of:
G.C.E. (A/L) - conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka.
G.C.E (A/L) - conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK (London A/L).
International (A/L) - conducted by Cambridge International Examinations.

Career Outcomes

According to the National ICT Work Force Survey conducted by the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) in 2010, the salary of an entry level IT graduate in Systems Administration and Networking is equivalent to a Software Engineer, which is the highest.

BSc (Hons) in Networking and Mobile Computing degree opens up the following career paths upon graduation:

Networking

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Security Manager
  • Network Auditor
  • Network and Systems Manager
  • Systems Engineer

Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Phone Systems Engineer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Mobile Applications Testing Specialist
  • IPad Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile Phone Verification Manager

COURSE STRUCTURE

To qualify for the award of BSc (Hons) Information Technology, students must complete 120 credit points of study as follows:

Year 1 Courses : 

IT and Computing Fundamentals
Programming Fundamentals
Discrete Mathematics
Psychology
Leadership and Communication Skills
Entrepreneurship and Growing Business
Computer organization and Architecture
Information Management
Statistics
Integrative Programming & Technologies
Emerging Technologies
Data Structures & Algorithms I

Total Credits Year 1: 30

Year 3 Courses

Software Architectures
Systems Admin & Maintenance
System Integration and Architecture
Mobile Application Development
Software Maintenance & Evolution
Service Oriented Computing
Network Programming
Software Project Management
Human Computer Interaction
Network Performance Analysis
Internship

Total Credits Year 3: 30

Year 2 Courses 

Social and Professional Issues
Data Communication
Software Design and Implementation
Software Construction Technologies & Tools
Object Oriented Programming
Data Structures & Algorithms II
Systems Analysis and Design
Information Architecture and web Development
Operating Systems
Seminar 1
Computer Networks
Enterprise Resource Planning

Total Credits Year 2: 30

Year 4 Courses

Seminar II
Final year Project*
Cloud Computing
Computer Animation
Research Methods and Scientific Writing
Game Design and Development
E-Commerce
Nature Inspired Algorithms
Intelligent Systems
Information Assurance and Network Security

Total Credits Year 4: 30

Total Credits of BSc (Hons) Information Technology : 120

This degree program includes months of supervised professional experience on 3rd year Internship and final year project work.

Professional Recognition

Horizon Campus is fully recognized as a Degree Awarding Institute by the Ministry of Higher Education and by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Sri Lanka. Also Horizon Campus a member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and listed in the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) directory.

Internship Details/List of Organizations

  • WIZBIZ International (Pvt) Ltd.
  • eVolve Technologies (Pvt) Limited.
  • Virtusa Polaris
  • SimCentric Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Mother Sri Lanka

Contact us on 0711 174 174 for further unit enrolment advice.

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