BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Software Engineering (UK Top-Up Degree)


Program Description


University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years.This program is awarded by the University of Bedfordshire - UK in collaboration with SLIIT Computing.

Computer science and software engineering are central to the success of many of today’s commercial and industrial activities, and as a top-up program, this offers the opportunity for specialist study in the third stage. Particular emphasis is put on learning about the entire software development lifecycle and the production of high-quality systems using object-oriented methods.


SLIIT Computing (Private) Ltd, a subsidiary of SLIIT was established to give educational opportunities for a wider range of students who want to progress into their higher education with an industrial oriented learning experience. SLIIT Computing offers BSc in Information Technology degree program in association with SLIIT which paves the way for students to keep their knowledge up-to-date in this fast-moving field of Information Technology. A blend of theory & practice gives the edge for those who want to enter into the workforce with sound academic background and gives a competitive advantage among the others.

Admission Requirement

Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development or Equivalent SLIIT or SLIIT Computing Diploma in Information Technology


One Year Top - Up. Program delivery depends on the preference of the majority of the students, therefore, it could be Weekdays or Weekends.

Program Structure

You will gain detailed knowledge of areas such as internet programming, database applications, artificial intelligence and networking, and after completing a final stage project you may have the chance to undertake further advanced research.

  • Social and Professional Project Management
  • Undergraduate Project
  • Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies
  • Comparative Integrated Systems

Further study: MSc in a Software Engineering related topic; MPhil / PhD.

Course Fee

Sri Lankan Students

  • SLIIT Computing Fee: LKR 115 000.00 per term
  • University Royalty Fee: GBP 700 (2016 intake)

** Payment deadlines will be stated by the Academic Affairs Division.

International Students

  • SLIIT Computing Fee: USD 1750.00 per term
  • University Royalty Fee: GBP 700 (2016 intake)

Where next - Job Opportunities

Career paths: It is possible to identify several different roles that graduates of the joint degree pathway are expected to fulfill - competent software engineering technician, trainee computer programmer / software developer, - and these vocational outcomes have formed the basis of this strategically planned curriculum. Initially, students are likely to gain jobs as a trainee skilled practitioner with the prospect for later progression leading to posts of responsibility supervising working within a team-based development and support settings within significantly large, as well small scale, industrial and commercial settings. The aim of the pathway is primarily seen to equip graduates to develop the intellectual and pragmatic skills needed to develop quality software artifacts that not only function, and meet client requirements, but also fit within the pragmatic constraints. The role of external and internal standards is also emphasized as being vital. Equally, such topics will equip the graduate to proceed to a higher degree and or participate effectively within a research or academic setting. An important feature of the joint pathway is that the entire software production life-cycle is fully covered from an academic as well as a vocational perspective. Recent graduates have obtained a variety of graduate trainee positions both in industry and the public sector, with good prospects for further promotion in a competitive job market.

Last updated Feb 2018

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