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

Student Interviews

Overview of the Degree

Course Duration : 4 Years Full Time
Minimum Entry Qualification : 3 S passes in any stream
Employability : Software Development/IT Executive/Manager

This degree program is designed for students the flexibility to work across many industries that require expertise in Networking and Mobile Application Development. The use of Computer Networks and Mobile Application Development is growing in popularity in the world today. This is due to the availability of the Internet and the need to share and exchange information among and between computer users. Through this, there is efficiency in operation and communication with a business organization and any other work place or institution. This program offer students with the flexibility to work across many disciplines demonstrating awareness of the latest developments on Networking and mobile computing.

Program Highlights:

  • Solid theory and practical knowledge
  • Course Modules covering Industry demands
  • Thorough understanding of Computer Systems
  • Demonstrate a substantive knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of Networking and Mobile Computing
  • Communicate information, ideas, issues and solutions efficiently and effectively
  • Engage in independent learning using latest technologies and with minimum supervision

Key Information

Course Duration : 4 Years Full Time
Tuition Fee : RS 800,000.00
Level: Honours – SLQF Level 6
Approval status: This course is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.

Fees payable through the Government Interest Free Student Loan Scheme (IFSLS)

Entry Requirements

Minimum of three passes in GCE A/Ls in the any stream

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

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology degree opens up the following career paths upon graduation:

  • Analyst/Programmer
  • Games Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Test Analyst/Engineer Software
  • Solutions Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Integrations Specialist
  • Software Project Manager

COURSE STRUCTURE

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Networking and Mobile Computing (Hons), students must complete 120 credit points of study as follows:

Year 1

Introduction to IT and Computing
Programming Fundamentals
Discrete Mathematics
Psychology
Leadership and Communication Skills
Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Computer Organization & Architecture
Database Management Systems
Statistics
Integrative Programming & Technology
Technology Evolution
Data Structures and Algorithms I

Total Credits Year 1: 31

Year 3

Network Performance Analysis
Systems Administration and Maintenance
Systems Integration & Architecture
Mobile Web Application Development
Service Oriented Computing
E-Commerce
Network Programming
Routing and Wide Area Networking
Network Security
Presentation Skills II
Information Assurance & Network Security
Wireless Networking
Cloud Computing

Total Credits Year 3: 30

Year 2

Social and Professional Issues
Data Communication
System Analysis and Design
Philosophy of Science
Object Oriented Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms II
Business and IT Law
Web System and Technologies
Web Application Development
Operating Systems
Presentation Skills I
Computer Networks
Human Computer Interaction

Total Credits Year 2: 31

Year 4
Research Methods & Scientific Writing
Embedded Systems
Parallel and Distributed Systems
Nature Inspired Algorithms
Final Year Project*
Wireless Sensor Networks
Intelligent systems
Computer Animation
Enterprise Resource Planning
Internship

Total Credits Year 4: 29

Total Credits of BIT (Hons) in Networking and Mobile Computing : 121

*Final year project spans the entire 4th year.

This degree programme includes 6 months of supervised professional experience on 4th year Internship and final year project work.

Professional Recognition

  • Horizon Campus is a fully recognized as a Degree Awarding Institute by:
  • The Ministry of Higher Education The University Grants Commission (UGC) in Sri Lanka.
  • Horizon Campus is a member of:
  • The Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
    https://www.acu.ac.uk/membership/acu-members/asia

    List of Affiliated Organizations for Internships

    • Virtusa Polaris
    • WSO2
    • 99X Technology
    • IFS Sri Lanka
    • CodeGen International
    • OMAK Technologies
    • Incubate Labs (iLabs)
    • Sri Lanka Telecom
    • Dialog Axiata
    • MOBITEL
    • Evolve Technologies
    • SimCentric Technologies
    • PWC Sri Lanka
    • Mother Sri Lanka
    • Prundus Technologies
    • AMERCK Technologies - Software Development
    • WIZBIZ International
    • Zone24x7
    • MIT - London Stock Exchange Group
    • Hayleys
    • John Keells
    • Unilever
    • SriLankan Airlines
    • KPMG
    • Sysco Labs (SL)

    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)

    Ms. Samanthi Wickramasinghe

    Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer / Faculty of IT and Executive in Quality Assurance

    DBA (Lincoln University College, Malaysia - Reading), MSc in IT (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK), BIT (UCSC), Dip. in QA in Higher Education (UNESCO), MCS (SL)

    Mr. Daminda Herath

    Senior Lecturer

    M. Phil (UCSC - Reading), MSc (UCSC), BCS-HEQ, BSc (Col), MBCS, MCSSL, MIEEE, MSLAAS, MIEDMS

    Ms. Nipuni Upeksha

    Lecturer, Faculty of IT

    MSc in Business Analytics (RGU - Reading) PG.Dip in Computer Science (SJP), BIIT(Hons)(UWU), MCS(SL), ICASL (CAB I)

    Mr. Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

    Lecturer, Faculty of IT

    MSc in Statistics (UCSC - Reading) B.Sc (Special) in Statistics (SJP)

    Ms. Tharushika Gunawardana

    Lecturer, Faculty of IT

    B.Sc. in ICT (RUSL), CCHRM, AAT (Part-qualified)

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