Bachelor of Information Technology

Introduction to BIT

A recent study shows that despite the increased intakes in state sector Universities and private sector training organizations the demand for the IT professionals cannot be satisfactorily met.

Shortage of IT professionals has become even more critical if the growth plans of IT sector companies are taken into account. The student intake to the state universities cannot be adequately increased to meet this demand, due to lack of physical infrastructure and human resources.

Objective of BIT

A recent study shows that despite the increased intakes in state sector Universities and private sector training organizations the demand for the IT professionals cannot be satisfactorily met. Shortage of IT professionals has become even more critical if the growth plans of IT sector companies are taken into account. The student intake to the state universities cannot be adequately increased to meet this demand, due to lack of physical infrastructure and human resources.

Cognizant of this gap in demand and supply, the Faculty of Information Technology  launched  a self-financed Undergraduate degree program in Information Technology, which was initially offered in the Distance and Open Learning Mode and at present delivering through Partner Organization for collaborative provision. Such a program can be offered to a large number of citizens in the country, at a reasonable cost,. It will also provide higher educational opportunities to those who could not have access to the higher education, though they were qualified to get higher education.

Entry Requirements

Level 1

An applicant may be considered for Admission to the BIT degree programme , if he/she has:

  1. Three passes in the G.C.E. (A/L) examination in one sitting .

OR

Any other educational / academic / professional qualification acceptable to the Faculty Board and approved by the Senate.An applicant who seek admission through other qualifications(not having A/L s) are required to pass the aptitude test.

Approved other qualifications are listed in the Applicant HandbookPage number 3.

AND

2.  A credit pass for Mathematics in the G.C.E (O/L) examination

 

Level 2

To enter to the Higher Diploma programme an applicant must successfully complete the Diploma Programme .

Level 3

To enter to the Degree programme  an applicant must successfully complete the Higher Diploma Programme.

Exemptions

Applicants who have completed HNDIT at Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technogical Education (SLIATE ) have been exempted from 16 modules in Level 1 and Level 2.

For details please refer Applicant HandbookPage number 4.

A student may enter the programme at different levels depending on the qualifications they have obtained.

A student may enter the programme at different levels depending on the qualifications they have obtained.

Curriculum of BIT

The curriculum for the BIT has been developed through a series of meetings and workshops conducted by a group of IT experts from the industry and the academia. Refer to following link for more detail. Curriculum BIT

Curriculum of BIT

The curriculum for the BIT has been developed through a series of meetings and workshops conducted by a group of IT experts from the industry and the academia. Following tables show courses approved for the BIT together with the nature (C – Compulsory and E- Elective) and the credit rating

Level 1 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 1001 Accountancy C 2
ITE 1002 Communication Skill Development (Non GPA) C 2
ITE 1101 Fundamentals of Programming C 4
ITE 1201 Computer Organization C 4
ITE 1301 Introduction to Networking C 4
ITE 1501 Principles of Management C 2
ITE 1701 Mathematics for IT C 4
ITE 1801 Data Management Systems C 2
ITE 1901 Essentials of Information and Communication Technologies C 4
ITE 1102 Web Technologies C 4
ITE 1103 Visual Application Programming C 4

Level 2 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 2203 Computer Architecture C 3
ITE 2302 Computer Networks E 3
ITE 2303 Network Programming E 2
ITE 2401 Logic Programming C 3
ITE 2402 Intelligent Systems C 3
ITE 2502 Human Resources Management E 2
ITE 2601 Multimedia Design C 3
ITE 2702 Computational Mathematics C 3
ITE 2602 Computer Graphics E 3
ITE 2802 Database Management Systems C 3
ITE 2803 Management Support Systems C 2
ITE 2107 Object Oriented Analysis and Design C 3
ITE 2106 Software Engineering C 3
ITE 2105 Data Structures and Algorithms E 3
ITE 2003 Business Studies (Non GPA) C 2
ITE 2202 Operating Systems C 3
ITE 2301 Basics of Information and Network Security E 2

Level 3 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 3004 Professional Practice (Non GPA) C 2
ITE 3005 Social Aspects of IT (Non GPA) C 2
ITE 3106 Advanced Software Engineering c 3
ITE 3108 Internet Programming and Web Services E 3
ITE 3109 Compiler Theory E 3
ITE 3204 Computer and Network Security E 3
ITE 3304 Network Design, Applications and Management E 3
ITE 3305 Information Systems Security E 3
ITE 3306 Wireless Communication and Networks E 3
ITE 3403 Agent Based Systems E 3
ITE 3404 Expert Systems and Natural Language Processing E 3
ITE 3405 Essentials of Machine Learning E 3
ITE 3406 Industry Application of Artificial Intelligence E 2
ITE 3503 IT Enabled Marketing E 2
ITE 3504 IT Project Management C 3
ITE 3505 IT Quality Assurance C 2
ITE 3603 Human Computer Interaction E 2
ITE 3604 Digital Image Processing E 3
ITE 3703 Probability and Statistics E 3
ITE 3802 Advanced Database Management Systems E 3
ITE 3804 Data Mining & Data Warehousing E 3
ITE 3805 e-Business E 2
ITE 3902 Bio Informatics E 3
ITE 3999 Project C 16

Programe Pathway of BIT

 

The Degree Programe allows multiple entry and multiple exit points. The programe work load is divided into three different levels, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 which are called the Diploma Level, the Higher Diploma Level and the Degree Level respectively.

A student who successfully completes all academic and administrative requirements of each Level will be awarded certification as follows:

  • Level 1 – Diploma in Information Technology
  • Level 2 – Higher Diploma in Information Technology
  • Level 3 – Bachelor in Information Technology

pathway

Medium of Study

Medium of Examinations is English. Any part of the answer script written in any other language will not be marked.

Examination dates

Examinations are usually held on a Semester basis, twice within an Academic Year, starting during February-March and July-August respectively.

Fees and payment methods

Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External Degree

Fee structures

1. Direct Mode **
2. Study with Partner Institutes (PO Mode) **
        i.  OpenArc School of Business and Technology
        ii. Horizon Campus
                Full Time
                Part Time
3. Lateral Entry 
        i.  HNDIT
                Direct Mode **
                PO Mode **
 

Notes:

** The above fee is payable direct to the University of Moratuwa, at any branch of the Bank of Ceylon to the credit of Bank of Ceylon A/C No 70993353 of the University of Moratuwa by using the paying in-voucher available at the bank / that can be downloaded from the BIT website (Please use all 4 copies of the voucher)and a receipt obtained. Please ensure that “Bachelor of Information Technology” is stated as the Programe name. A copy of the receipt should be sent to the university along with other documents. In addition you are required to pay the lecture fee as per the fee structure of the selected partner organization which will be communicated to you by them. Your registration will be valid only after both payments are made (Please use all 4 copies of the voucher)

    • Cash/Money Orders/Postal Orders will not be accepted.
    • All fees are subject to revision.

 

CONTACT US

Centre for Open & Distance Learning (CODL)

University of Moratuwa

Katubedda

 

Direct : +94113082787 / 8

General:  +94112650301 Ext: 3850/3851/3852/3853

Fax: +94112650572

email: info@codl.lk

USEFUL LINKS

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