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 Handbook Page number 3.

AND

  1.  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 Handbook Page number 4.

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

 

Curriculum of 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 shows the courses approved on revised curriculum for BIT affected from 2018 Semester 1 together with the nature (C – Compulsory and E- Elective) and the credit rating

Level 1 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 1912 Communication Skills Development C 2
ITE 1112 Visual Application Programming C 4
ITE 1812 Mathematics for IT C 4
ITE 1712 Web Design C 4
ITE 1922 ICT Applications C 2
ITE 1122 Fundamentals of Programming C 4
ITE 1932 Technical Writing C 2
ITE 1412 Information Management C 2
ITE 1212 Computer Systems C 2
ITE 1222 System Analysis & Design C 2
ITE 1942 ICT Project C 2

Level 2 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 2132 Object Oriented Programming C 4
ITE 2142 Data Structures and Algorithms C 2
ITE 2232 Computer Networks & Operating Systems C 4
ITE 2722 Web Programming C 4
ITE 2422 Database Management Systems C 4
ITE 2732 Multimedia Development C 2
ITE 2152 Mobile Application Development C 2
ITE 2162 Software Engineering C 4
ITE 2312 IT Quality Assurance C 2
ITE 2612 IT Project Management C 2
ITE 2952 Programming Group Project C 4

Level 3 -Curriculum

Code Subject Nature Credits
ITE 3822 Discrete Mathematics C 4
ITE 3322 Professional Practice C 2
ITE 3242 Information Security C 2
ITE 3512 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence E 3
ITE 3622 Business Processes & Accounting Systems E 3
ITE 3632 Principles of Management E 3
ITE 3172 Enterprise Application Development E 3
ITE 3972 Research Methodology E 3
ITE 3742 Web Services E 3
ITE 3642 Marketing E 3
ITE 3432 Data Mining E 3
ITE 3832 Probability and Statistics E 3
ITE 3442 Management Information Systems E 3
ITE 3752 Human Computer Interaction E 3
ITE 3332 Quality Assurance in Practice E 3
ITE 3652 Organizational Behavior E 3
ITE 3522 Essentials of Artificial Cognitive Systems E 3
ITE 3532 Essentials of Machine Learning E 3
ITE 3562 Project C 10

 

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Programme 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 and the Lecture Materials are 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.

 

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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
  iii. Lanka Nippon Biztech Institute
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. Please ensure that “Bachelor of Information Technology” is stated as the Programme 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.