BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Overview of the Degree

Degree Program: BSc Honors in Information Technology
Minimum Entry Qualification: 3 S passes in any stream
Employability: Software Development/IT Executive/Manager

The BSc (Hons) in Information Technology at the Horizon Campus is tailor-made IT Degree having a balance of theory and application to succeed in a rapidly changing technological world penetrating almost every sphere of life. Advances in emerging technologies will continue to change for years to come in the future. As such, the proposed BSc (Hons) degree curricula in IT at the Horizon Campus 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 program.

Program Highlights:
• Solid theory and practical knowledge
• Course Modules covering Industry demands
• Thorough understanding of Computer Systems
• Agile Software Development Methodologies
• Critically analyze data, make judgments and propose solutions to problems;
• Exercise leadership in the professional environment/work place;
• Exercise initiative, personal responsibility and accountability;
• Engage in independent learning using latest technologies and with minimum supervision

Key Information

Duration: 4-year 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 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)

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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