BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Enrolled students will study major-specific courses in the Third and Fourth Years of the Degree programme. A student who has completed the degree programme in IT should be able to explain and apply appropriate information technology skills and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives. A degree in Information Technology will enable you to understand how to programme today’s computers and also how to design and implement the systems of the future, from traditional computer systems to the most modern smart phone.

The 4-year degree programme structures are designed in compliance with the most recent guidelines of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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

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KEY INFORMATION

DURATION

4 Years Full-Time

TUITION FEE

Tuition Fee: Rs. 800,000.00

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

LEVEL

Honours – Slqf Level 6

APPROVAL STATUS

This Course Is Approved By The Ministry Of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.

Entry Requirements
  • 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.

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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 01
  • 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 01: 30

Year 02
  • 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 02: 34

Year 03
  • 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 03: 32

Year 04
  • Research Methods & Scientific Writing
  • Final Year Project*
  • Nature Inspired Algorithms
  • Intelligent systems
  • Game Design & Development
  • Internship

Total Credits Year 04: 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

INTERNSHIP DETAILS/ LIST OF ORGANISATIONS
  • - 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

Contact us on 0711 174 174for further unit enrolment advice.

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Panel of Lecturers

The concept of Business Management was alien to the world of business a few decades ago. Need to manage a business enterprise scientifically evolved due to many globe sweeping trends. Globalization based on deregulated trade across national borders, travel, fast and efficient passage of information, growing competition, change of consumer needs, infusion of technology into business and household lives, and regional and global trade agreements created massive strides in the business world. All such growing trends generated a world-wide demand for young graduates who are knowledgeable, and have the proper mix of competence and attitudes. These requirements cannot be met by a conventional degree program focusing on class room teaching and passing examinations.

Dr.Amal Parakrama 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 Priyasadini 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

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

Mr.Dananjaya Weerasinghe Hettiarachchi

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

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

Ms.Tharushika Gunawardane

Lecturer, Faculty of IT

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

RESEARCH

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