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.
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.
An applicant may be considered for Admission to the BIT degree programme , if he/she has:
- Three passes in the G.C.E. (A/L) examination in one sitting.
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.
- A credit pass for Mathematics in the G.C.E (O/L) examination
To enter to the Higher Diploma programme an applicant must successfully complete the Diploma Programme.
To enter to the Degree programme an applicant must successfully complete the Higher Diploma Programme.
Applicants who have completed HNDIT at Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technogical Education (SLIATE ) have been exempted from 16 modules.
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.
Read more: Curriculum 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
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.
Examinations are usually held on a Semester basis, twice within an Academic Year, starting during February-March and July-August respectively.
Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External Degree
1. Self Study Mode **
2. Study with Partner Institutes (PO Mode) **
i. Horizon Campus
ii. Lanka Nippon Biztech Institute
3. Lateral Entry- HNDIT
** 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.