BIT - (University of Moratuwa)

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Overview of the Degree Programm

Duration :3 Years
Credits : 115
Institution : University of Moratuwa
Mode of Study : Full Time / Part Time
Type of award : Bachelors

The Bachelor Information Technology (BIT) programme of University of Moratuwa is offered to allow higher educational opportunities for a wider audience of citizens in Sri Lanka. The BIT programme is delivered by Horizon Campus with the collaboration of Centre for Open & Distance Learning (CODL) in two study modes: full time and part time.

This degree programme allows multiple entry points and multiple exit points. The programme workload is divided into three different levels, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 that are called the Diploma Level, the Higher Diploma Level and the Degree Level, respectively.

Each level consists of two semesters that end with examinations. By completing this degree programme you will be able to become a graduate of the University of Moratuwa which opens avenues for postgraduate studies while becoming an IT professional for tomorrow’s world with which you will be able to accelerate your career progression to enhance your employability.

Programme Structure

The Degree Programme allows multiple entry points and multiple exit points. The programme work load is divided into three different levels, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 which are also called the Diploma Level, the Higher Diploma Level and the Degree Level respectively. Each level consists of 2 semesters of 14 weeks duration and the examination period (Figure 1). Note that, no equivalent qualifications have been identified or approved for Diploma in IT or Higher Diploma in IT. However, exemptions are granted for HNDIT (SLIATE) as given under lateral entry.

The following are the credit requirements for the completion of the different levels of study.

Level 1 : 30 credits by offering level 1 course modules
Level 2 : 34 credits by offering level 2 course modules
Level 3 : 36 credits by offering level 3 course modules

The total requirement for graduation starting at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 are 100 credits, 70 credits and 36 credits respectively.

Entry Requirements

Level 1

An applicant may be considered for Admission to the BIT degree programme, if he/she has:

  • Three passes in the G.C.E. (A/L) examination in one sitting.

Any other educational / academic / professional qualification acceptable to the Faculty Board and approved by the Senate. An applicant who seek admission through other qualifications (not having A/L s) are required to pass the aptitude test.


  • A credit pass for Mathematics in the G.C.E (O/L) examination
The qualifications accepted by the University of Moratuwa in place of (an alternative) the 3 passes at G. C. E. (A/L) exam are:- At least 6 passes in not more than two sittings and a credit pass in Mathematics at the GCE (O/L) examination and a full-time Diploma / Certificate or higher qualification of at least 1 year duration from a recognized institution.

The Senate (University of Moratuwa) has so far approved the following institutes / programs/ qualifications:

  • Public sector universities
  • National Institute of Business Management (NIBM)
  • Training institute or programs accredited by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC)
  • Government technical colleges
  • Recognized professional organizations (e.g., BCS, IESL, CIMA, CIM, PMI)
  • Three E passes at the Edexcel Advanced GCE Examination
  • Teacher’s Diploma in Information Technology Program (1year), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
  • Professional in service English Teacher Training Program (1 year), National Institute of Education (NIE)
  • Trained Teachers’ Certificate (2 year, full-time), Government Teacher Training Colleges
  • International Diploma in Computer Studies of NCC Education, UK

Level 2

To enter to the Higher Diploma programme an applicant must successfully complete the Diploma Programme.

Level 3

To enter to the Degree programme an applicant must successfully complete the Higher Diploma Programme.


Applicants who have completed HNDIT at Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technogical Education (SLIATE ) have been exempted from 16 modules of the old syllabus in Level 1 and Level 2 course modules of the BIT External Degree Programme listed in Table 1 and Table 2 respectively.

*Note: Candidates are not exempted from the following compulsory course modules: ITE 2003 , ITE 2107, ITE 2202, ITE 2401, ITE 2402, ITE 2702, ITE 2802 They should also obtain at least 3 credits from the non-exempted elective modules to completed the Diploma.

(a) Candidates coming through the lateral entry systems getting exemption for one or more BIT course module in Level 1 and Level 2 will be awarded the final BIT external Degree only, upon completion of the requirements, but not any other intermediate qualification such as Diploma in IT or Higher Diploma in IT.

(b) Awarding of class for the BIT External Degree will be determined according to the performance criteria, which specifies that only the performance (GPA) in the Level 3 is considered for awarding classes.

Curriculum of BIT

Following tables shows the courses approved on revised curriculum for BIT affected from 2018 Semester 1 together with the nature (C – Compulsory and E- Elective) and the credit rating.

Level 1 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 1912 Communication Skills Development C 2
ITE 1112 Visual Application Programming C 4
ITE 1812 Mathematics for IT C 4
ITE 1712 Web Design C 4
ITE 1922 ICT Applications C 2
ITE 1122 Fundamentals of Programming C 4
ITE 1932 Technical Writing C 2
ITE 1412 Information Management C 2
ITE 1212 Computer Systems C 2
ITE 1222 System Analysis & Design C 2
ITE 1942 ICT Project C 2

Level 2 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 2132 Object Oriented Programming C 4
ITE 2142 Data Structures and Algorithms C 2
ITE 2232 Computer Networks & Operating Systems C 4
ITE 2722 Web Programming C 4
ITE 2422 Database Management Systems C 4
ITE 2732 Multimedia Development C 2
ITE 2152 Mobile Application Development C 2
ITE 2162 Software Engineering C 4
ITE 2312 IT Quality Assurance C 2
ITE 2612 IT Project Management C 2
ITE 2952 Programming Group Project C 4

Level 3 -Curriculum

Code Nature Credits
ITE 3822 Discrete Mathematics C 4
ITE 3322 Professional Practice C 2
ITE 3242 Information Security C 2
ITE 3512 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence E 3
ITE 3622 Business Processes & Accounting Systems E 3
ITE 3632 Principles of Management E 3
ITE 3172 Enterprise Application Development E 3
ITE 3972 Research Methodology E 3
ITE 3742 Web Services E 3
ITE 3642 Marketing E 3
ITE 3432 Data Mining E 3
ITE 3832 Probability and Statistics E 3
ITE 3442 Management Information Systems E 3
ITE 3752 Human Computer Interaction E 3
ITE 3332 Quality Assurance in Practice E 3
ITE 3652 Organizational Behavior E 3
ITE 3522 Essentials of Artificial Cognitive Systems E 3
ITE 3532 Essentials of Machine Learning E 3
ITE 3562 Project C 10

Message from CODL

Dear Student/Parent, 

University of Moratuwa - Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Degree Programme at Horizon Campus – Application deadline for BIT 15th intake

07th September 2018

The University of Moratuwa, Center for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) is delighted to inform you that the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External Degree offered by the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, can now be followed at an approved partner center near your home.

Taking into consideration the rapid development of Sri Lankan and global IT industry and the demand for well qualified ICT graduates, University of Moratuwa offers the BIT degree to cater for the much needed skilled ICT workforce.

Lectures and practical work will be conducted at CODL approved study centres of Horizon Campus whilst the university conducts examinations. Upon successful completion of the requirements the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology will be awarded by the University of Moratuwa.

You can get more details of the program by contacting Horizon Campus or by visiting our website at

I invite you/your child to take this great opportunity to expand your/their career prospects in IT.

Yours sincerely,

Vishaka Nanayakkara
Chairperson – Centre for Open Distance Learning,
University of Moratuwa


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Lecture Panel

Dr. Amal Rajapakse

Dean, Faculty of IT

Ph.D. Computational Graph Theory (University of Mining & Metallurgy, Austria), MSc Computer Science (University of Wales, Cardiff, UK), BSc (Hons) Maths Special (PDN), PMP (USA), OCA (USA)

Mr. Ishan Sabar

Head / Senior Lecturer in Faculty of IT

MSc Computer Science (The American University, USA), BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (UOC), Dip. Computer Systems Design (NIBM)

Ms. Samanthi Wickremasinghe

Wickremasinghe Senior Lecturer/Faculty of IT & Executive in Quality Assurance

MSc in IT (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK), BIT (UCSC), Dip. in QA in Higher Education (UNESCO), MCS (SL)

Ms. Nipuni Upeksha

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

G.Dip in Computer Science (SJP), BIIT(Hons)(UWU), ACS (SL), ICASL (CAB I)

Ms. Udara Sandeepani

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Technology (UWU)

Mr. Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

B.Sc (Special) in Statistics (SJP)

Ms. Tharushika Gunawardana

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

B.Sc. in IT (RUSL)