Group of BSc (Hons) IT students’ Industrial Visit to the CodeGen International on Friday, 15th February 2019
Our first year students who are studying for the BSc (Hons) in IT and BIT (Hons) in Networking and Mobile Computing were required to go for an industrial visit for their Emerging Technology module. During this visit, CodeGen International touched upon the functions and operations of their company and the latest technologies they are using. In addition, our students were able to observe the working environment to get a feel of their potential working places.
Our first year students who are studying for the BSc (Hons) in IT and BIT (Hons) in Networking and Mobile Computing were required to go for an industrial visit for their Emerging Technology module. During this visit, IFS Sri Lanka touched upon the functions and operations of their company and the latest technologies they are using. In addition, our students were able to observe the working environment to get a feel of their potential working places.
With a strong belief that valued partnerships with the top academic entities will create the synergy that would enable to produce graduates and Software Engineers of high caliber. Horizon Campus who had signed an MOU with the University of Moratuwa, now offers the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)program of University of Moratuwa which is an approved programme by the University Grants commission (UGC).
Comprising of six semesters, and open to G.C.E.(A.L.) qualified students from any stream, the BIT degree is designed to train students with a breadth of knowledge across a range of IT disciplines, and a depth of understanding in a specialization, allowing them to lead and become sought after professionals in the IT industry. The blended subject areas of the program include System Security, Visual Application Programming, Web Design, Mobile Application Development, Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, IT Project Management and Data Mining, among other. Students will also gain the critical thinking and management skills needed to work with new technologies.
During the program period, Horizon Campus will conduct classes in accordance with the quality standards defined by the University of Moratuwa with a highly qualified senior academic panel utilized by excellent infrastructure and facilities to support quality learning. Continuous assessments and evaluations to map the progress of the student along with various assessment techniques such as Assignments, Quizzes, Discussion Forums and Practical Examinations, will be a part of this Degree Programme.
On successful completion, students will be able to, analyze well defined problems, and design, implement and evaluate solutions that demonstrate an understanding of the systems context in which software is developed and operated including economic, social, historical, sustainability and ethical aspects. They will have the ability to demonstrate an operational understanding of the foundations of computer science including programming, algorithms, architectures and data structures. They will be able to communicate complex concepts effectively with diverse audiences using a range of modalities and work effectively within team environment.
The Degree allows multiple exit points that includes the Diploma level, Higher Diploma level and Degree level and prepare students for a variety of career paths, such as Network and Systems Administration, Database Administration, Web Development, Security Analysis, Software Developer, Software Architect, Software Designer, Network Engineer and Business Analyst.
Students will further benefit from the strong industry connection of Horizon campus that include multinational companies, leading blue chips and innovative startups.
Furthermore, those who complete this BIT programme will also have the benefit of being considered as graduate of the University of Moratuwa, there by opening avenues for postgraduate studies. Horizon currently has over 100 students enrolled for the degree.
Now registration open for BIT degree and closing date will be 10th of January 2019. Interested parties can obtain further information by visiting www.horioncampus.edu.lk or by contact 0716 623 623, 0713 519 999, 0114 365 555 or visit Horizon Campus at Malabe.
New software updates, innovative apps, and smarter cellphones underscore just how quickly and constantly technology evolves. It can be hard to stay on the cutting edge with advances in today’s software, hardware and networks. With so many new ways for people and companies to use technology, there is a need for technical guidance and insight from Information Technology professionals paving the way for a huge spectrum of careers in the field of Information Technology.
Encompassing three key IT degrees that comprise of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology in Network and Mobile Computing and The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program of University of Moratuwa, Horizon Campus has fully geared the Faculty of IT to meet the current and future needs of the Tech industry and to produce tech savvy professionals that will pave the way for innovations of the future.
This internationally recognized triple accredited modern campus has a range of fully fledged IT labs that allow students to have more hands-on experiences.
Dr. Amal Rajapakse, Dean – Faculty of IT said “connecting our nation’s young minds with opportunities for futuristic IT education is of critical importance, and to teach them the skills and perspectives to lead in today’s digital age, harnessing the power of digital technologies to drive business success. Given the scale of digital disruptions, the skills and perspectives of innovative tech professionals are now required in every industry and job function: from operations to HR; accounting to product development; marketing to strategy. These professionals will need to be tech savvy, data driven and be able to inspire teams to engage in rapid experimentation that drives transformation and business outcomes. These are the components that we aim to impart to our students where they will gain hands on experience in understanding and articulating strategies to drive and transform businesses in the digital economy, drive business value through experimentation, develop platform based strategies for growth, and manage digital transformation projects to lead organizational change and transformation.”
He further explained that the Bachelor of Information Technology in Network and Mobile Computing degree is focused on the technical and administrative skills required to create and use computer networks for a range of different purposes. Topics covered will include security, multimedia, programming languages, system architecture, network administration, project management, databases, and much more.
Dr. Amal Rajapakse said that the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology has a strong focus on industry projects, giving students the chance to develop software programs. They will also gain skills in project management, project estimation, documentation and report evaluation through the theoretical side of these core subjects. The curriculum will include web and software development, IT systems analysis, design, and programming. In these classes students will develop an understanding of infrastructure technology, planning and management and develop ways to understand systems and how to implement technical programs, and data systems.
He added that upon completion of the degrees, students will also have the opportunity to pursue post graduate study (Masters, PhD) in Information Technology, pursue post-graduate research in IT and even pursue for entrepreneurship in the Computing or Information Technology arena.
Providing a quality education that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to promote career advancement, the degrees offered by Horizon Campus looks well placed to be the ideal choice for students searching to acquire qualifications that will be well accepted by employers both locally and internationally.
Interested parties can obtain further information by visiting www.horioncampus.edu.lk or by contact 0716 623 623, 0713 159 159, 0114 365 555 or visit Horizon Campus at Malabe.
Paper presentation on “Innovative and Interactive Teaching Methods for improving Learning Quality of Higher Education” was presented by Ms. Samanthi Wickramasinghe and Ms. Nipuni Upeksha (Faculty of IT) at the 2nd International Conference on Education and Distance Learning on 1st July 2016 in Colombo.