BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Overview of the Degree

Information Technology (IT) addresses the practical, everyday technical needs of business and other organizations, which use computers and information systems. Main emphasis of IT is on technology rather than information. IT as a discipline emerged in the last three decades after the invention of personal computers and the internet. Elements that should be in the primary and secondary education system are still emerging. Therefore, required attributes in the intake have to be correctly identified before enrolling students to the IT degree programmes since the current primary and secondary education system does not inculcate attributes which are required to follow the IT degree programmes.

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. By following these guidelines, the Horizon Campus has designed and started to offer the degree programme BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a blended state-of-the-art course modules.

BSc (Hons) in IT Degree Programme at Horizon Campus

The BSc degree programme in Software Engineering provides you the opportunity to learn the cost effectiveness, usability, modelling, analysis and design of software systems, measure the reliability, analyse quality requirements and testing of software, teamwork and management skills that are essential to work in a large software development project.

The curriculum in this degree programme is designed for you to undertake a comprehensive software development project in the 4th year, which provides you with increased professional skills in communication, critical thinking and independent learning. The programme is built on the concepts of engaged, discovery and exploration-based learning. The goal of this degree programme is to produce software engineers who are capable of meeting the challenges of creating innovative solutions using software engineering principles to better the society.

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.

Key Information

Duration : 4 years full-time
Tuition Fee :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. [Ministry ofHigher Education & Highways]
  • 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

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 BSc (Hons) in Information Technology, students must complete 120 credit points of study as follows:

Year 1

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 2

Social and Professional Issues
Data Communication
Software Design and Implementation
Software Construction Technologies & Tools
Object Oriented Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms II
System Analysis and Design
Software Architecture
Information Architecture and Web Development
Operating Systems
Seminar I
Computer Networks
Enterprise Resource Planning
Software Quality
Business and IT Law
Human Computer Interaction

Total Credits Year 1: 34 

Year 3

Network Performance Analysis
Systems Administration and Maintenance
Systems Integration & Architecture
Mobile Application Development
Software Maintenance & Evolution
Service Oriented Computing
Network Programming
Software Project Management
Seminar II
Information Assurance & Network Security
Cloud Computing
Computer Animation
E-Commerce

Total Credits Year 3: 32

Year 4

Research Methods & Scientific Writing
Final Year Project*
Nature Inspired Algorithms
Intelligent systems
Game Design & Development
Internship

Total Credits Year 4: 24

Total Credits of BSc (Hons) in Information Technology: 120

*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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