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

Student Interviews

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 programmes will successfully address these needs of an organization without much extra efforts. This programme offer students with the flexibility to work across many disciplines that require expertise IT aspects. The main aim of this degree programme 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 (Hons) in Networking & Mobile Computing

In this degree programme, you will learn from basic theories in networking and data communication to hands-on practical sessions in planning, designing, simulation of computer networks together with administration of larger networks using Linux operating system. Such techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies are required to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot enterprise-level networks.
The mobile computing curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in mobile computing and communications. You will obtain an understanding of mobile/wireless technologies, how these technologies are utilized and integrated to meet specific needs in the industry. You will learn specific skills required for developing mobile/wireless applications, current technologies used in mobile-enabled enterprise computer systems, designing software systems for advanced network technologies supporting web services in mobile platforms.

BIT (Hons) 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;
  • 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.

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

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Security Manager
  • Network and Systems Manager
  • Systems Engineer
  • Mobile Applications Developer

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 and by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Sri Lanka. Also Horizon Campus is a member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and listed in the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) directory. The link for Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) directory is as follows:
https://www.acu.ac.uk/membership/acu-members/asia

List of Organizations

  • Virtusa Polaris
  • OMAK Technologies
  • IncubateLabs
  • Sri Lanka Telecom
  • eVolve Technologies
  • SimCentric Technologies
  • Mother Sri Lanka
  • Prundus Technologies
  • Amerck Technology
  • WIZBIZ International
  • WSO2
  • 99X Technology
  • PWC Sri Lanka
  • IFS Sri Lanka
  • Codegen International
  • Zone24x7

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 Wickramasinghe

Senior Lecturer/Faculty of IT 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)

Ms. Nipuni Upeksha

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

PG.Dip in Computer Science (SJP), BIIT(Hons)(UWU), MCS(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)

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