BSc(IT) Specializing in Information Technology


Program Description

BSc(IT) Specializing in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology will equip you with the necessary skills and understanding to develop your career in the wider area of IT project development where practical web, database, and multimedia skills are required. This programme will give the student the ability to critically evaluate, design, meet specifications, ascertain requirements, create solutions and communicate your ideas to other computing professionals/end users in the IT industry. The degree will nurture your development not just as an IT expert, but also as a creative thinker, allowing you to learn and explore through a combination of technology and imagination. This is a University Grants Commission approved study programme, conducted by SLIIT Computing, in association with SLIIT.

Other Opportunities

In addition to your formal studies, we offer a number of optional activities, currently including participation in national competitions such as:

National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA), e –Swabhimani and Motorola Solution – SLASSCOM university competition.

Moreover, the students are given the opportunity to take part in conferences and publish in research journals such as IEEE Research Publication.

Why Choose this Programme?

  • This degree programme is designed in such a manner that a candidate has several exit options such as National Diploma in IT and BSc in IT in 2nd year and 3rd year respectively.
  • Throughout the course, but especially in the final year, you have the freedom to construct your own programme from a wide range of modules and graduate in BSc in IT with specialization in Information Technology, Interactive Multimedia Technology or follow a foreign degree programme with a partner university. This keeps your career options flexible, providing the broad base that most employers are looking for.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in the IT industry through a mix of academic, professional and practical work, with opportunities such as industry collaborated professional mentoring support and internships.

For Whom

For those who aspire to be:

  • • Software Designers
  • • Software Developers
  • • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • • Systems Analysts
  • • Business Analysts and Systems Administrators
  • • media directors
  • • video and/or audio engineers
  • • graphic layout designers
  • • interactive designers
  • • interface architects
  • • 3D web programmers
  • • multimedia developers
  • • multimedia editors
  • • multimedia systems analysts
  • • web designers
  • • Multimedia Specialist

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of one G.C.E Advanced Level pass in any discipline (Local/London)
  • A pass in the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT Computing.

Note: Students awaiting results of the G.C.E Advanced Level exam 2013 are also eligible to apply.

Path 2

  • • 12 Years of School Education with 6 Passes in G.C.E Ordinary Level examination (Local/London) including “C” passes for Mathematics & English
  • • Pass in the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT Computing.
  • • Successfully completing the Foundation Certificate in Information Technology Program

Aptitude Test

Applications are invited for the Aptitude Test from candidates who possess at least the minimum requirements for admission to BSc in Information Technology programme. This test consists of analytical, logical and mathematical aptitude. Date and the venue of the Aptitude Test will be announced through the national newspapers. Aptitude Test will be held in Sinhala, English & Tamil Language.

Note: All applicants should be present at the premises 15 minutes prior to the test.


Sri Lankan Students

LKR 115 000.00 (including textbooks, exams, and use of computer labs per semester)

** Installment options available. Payment deadlines will be according to the Terms and Conditions stated by the Student Affairs Division, please.

International Students

US$ 1750.00 (including textbooks, exams, and use of computer labs per semester)


•Interested candidates should send in the application form for “BSc in Information Technology” directly to SLIIT Computing. The form can be downloaded from the SLIIT website ( or should obtain from SLIIT Computing, by emailing to Applicants are required to pay a fee of Rs. 750/- for the Aptitude Test and for processing.

•This fee should be paid in favor of “SLIIT Computing (Pvt) Ltd” current account no: 1630619 at any branch of Bank of Ceylon OR account no: 013410001688 at any branch of Sampath Bank.

•The duly filled application and the bank paying-in-slip for SLIIT Computing should be sent to:

Student Affairs and Enrolment Division SLIIT Computing (Pvt) Ltd, Level 13, BOC Merchant Tower, St Michael's Road, Colombo 03. Hotline: +94 772 66 55 55

Course Content

Year 1 – Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Computer Programming Techniques and Practices
  • Introduction to Programming (C / C++)
  • Business English & Communication Skills
  • Mathematics for Information Technology

Year 1 – Semester 2

  • Data Communications & Computer Networks
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming (JAVA)
  • Database Management Systems
  • Technical Communication

Year 2 – Semester 1

  • Web Development
  • Computer Graphics & Multimedia
  • Computer Hardware & Operating Systems
  • Object-Oriented Analysis & Design
  • Economics & Management

Year 2 – Semester 2

  • TCP / IP Networking Concepts
  • Object Relational Database Management Systems
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Design & Analysis of Algorithms
  • Information Technology Project

Year 3 – Semester 1

  • Software Engineering Tools & Metrics
  • Computer Network Designing & Implementation
  • IT Project Design & Management
  • Comprehensive Design / Analysis Project I
  • Modern Topics in IT

Year 3 – Semester 2

  • Distributed Component-based Software Development
  • Marketing & Business Law
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Comprehensive Design / Analysis Project II
Last updated Feb 2018

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