Faculty of Information Technology Overview

Instill Knowledge , Advance Thought , Stimulate Innovation

Welcome to the Faculty of Information Technology of the Horizon Campus. 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.

At Horizon, we provide a modern teaching and learning atmosphere that includes state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment in which students and teachers interact via computer-based learning tools. This paperless environment allows students to access their learning material from anywhere using an Internet connection.

After completing the degree, your employment prospects will be excellent as our degrees are designed to equip yourself with an in-depth knowledge of how computers work and how that knowledge can be applied to design and implement the systems of the future. Coupled with an impressive range of important transferable skills such as entrepreneurship, problem solving, project management, internship and independent research project, you will be well positioned to secure an employment with companies that seek graduates having the most recent skills in Information Technology.

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Enrolled students will study major-specific courses in the Third and Fourth Years of the Degree program.

Enrolled students will study major-specific courses in the Third and Fourth Years of the Degree program. A student who has completed the degree program in IT should be able to explain and apply appropriate information technology skills and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives. A degree in Information Technology will enable you to understand how to program today’s computers and also how to design and implement the systems of the future, from traditional computer systems to the most modern smart phone.

The 4-year degree course structures are designed in compliance with the most recent guidelines of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

BIT in Network & Mobile Computing

In a rapidly changing technological world, for smooth and uninterrupted operations, modern organizations need to have appropriate systems in place.

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 - University of Moratuwa

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 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.

Degree Programme at a Glance

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.

As outlines in IEEE/ACM standards (IT 2008), a student who has completed the degree program in IT should be able to:
 
  • 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.

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. 

Admission Criteria 
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 UKOR
  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.

a) Applicants are advised to attach to their applications the original letter obtained from the Examinations Board concerned, to prove that their educational qualifications are equivalent to the G.C.E.(A/L) Examination of Sri Lanka or qualifications required for admission to a university in their own country to follow an undergraduate course of study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree.

b) Applicants should ensure that all required passes should be obtained in one and the same sitting under a recognized Board of Examinations subject to the rules set out by the Education Authority of the country concerned.

The eligible candidates for admission under this special provision are;

  • Candidates with foreign passports
  • Candidates with Sri Lankan passports

In order to become eligible;

a) Sri Lankan candidates should have studied abroad for a period of not less than three academic years immediately prior to sitting the qualifying examination. N.B. - Applicants must provide documentary proof.

b) Children of Sri Lankan diplomatic personnel attached to Sri Lankan diplomatic missions abroad or on foreign assignments sponsored by the Government of Sri Lanka, should have studied abroad at least for a period of three academic years in the six year period immediately prior to sitting the qualifying examination.

Note : However, the candidates who have satisfied the requirements for admission at a foreign examination equivalent to G.C.E (A/L) Examination of Sri Lanka held locally too will be considered, if;

a. They have sat the said examination locally within a period of 06 months from the date of their returning to Sri Lanka after completion of a continuous period of not less than 2 1/2 years of studied abroad immediately prior to sitting the qualifying examination.

provided that

b. Their parents have returned to Sri Lanka on completion of the assignment having served at least for a period of 03 years immediately prior to their child sitting the said examination locally.

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 Information Technology opens up the following career paths for you upon graduation:

  • Software Engineer
  • Analyst/Programmer
  • 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 Administrator
  • Network Auditor
  • Network and Systems Manager
  • Systems Engineer
  • Mobile Phone System Engineer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Mobile Application Testing Specialist
  • Mobile Phone Verification Manager
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