Information Technology


BSc (Hons) in Information Technology Specialising in Information Technology

Welcome to the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology programme at SLIIT | NORTHERN UNI, where we offer you an opportunity to delve into the dynamic world of information technology.

This programme is specifically designed to equip you with a strong foundation in both theoreticalknowledge and practical skills, empowering you to handle an organisation’s IT infrastructure and meet the needs of its users.

By pursuing this degree, you will develop expertise in selecting and implementing hardware and software solutions, integrating them seamlessly into organisational frameworks, and ensuring their efficient maintenance and customization.

Career Opportunities

  • Application Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • IT Educationist
  • Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer
  • System and Database Administrator
  • Data Scientist
  • Network Engineer
  • Information Technology Manager

Entry Requirements

Minimum 3 “S” passes in G.C.E A/L (Sri Lanka) or Minimum 3 ”D” passes in G.C.E A/L Cambridge or Edexcel (in any subject stream) in a single sitting and Pass the Aptitude Test conducted by NorthernUNI.

Why Information Technology?

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of information technology, bridging the gap between theory and practical application.
  • Learn to develop and select appropriate hardware and software solutions for organisations.
  • Master the art of integrating technology into existing infrastructure to meet organisational needs.
  • Acquire the skills to install, customise, and maintain IT applications effectively.

Programme Outcomes

  • Develop a deep understanding of programming, software engineering, networking, database management systems, operating systems, web technologies, and human-computer interaction.
  • Acquire the necessary skills to design, deploy, and maintain IT infrastructure.
  • Cultivate problem-solving abilities and analytical thinking to tackle complex technological challenges.
  • Enhance your communication and teamwork skills, which are vital for collaborating in professional environments.
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT 1010 Introduction to Programming 04
IT 1020 Introduction to Computer Systems 04
IT 1030 Mathematics for Computing 04
IT 1040 Communication Skills 03
Semester 2
IT 1050 Object Oriented Concepts 02
IT 1060 Software Process Modeling 03
IT 1080 English for Academic Purposes 03
IT 1090 Information Systems and Data Modeling 04
IT 1100 Internet and Web Technologies 04
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT 2020 Software Engineering 04
IT 2030 Object Oriented Programming 04
IT 2040 Database Management Systems 04
IT 2050 Computer Networks 04
IT 2060 Operating Systems and System Administration 04
Semester 2
IT 2010 Mobile Application Development 04
IT 2070 Data Structures and Algorithms 04
IT 2080 IT Project 04
IT 2090 Professional Skills 02
IT 2100 Employability Skills Development –Seminar 01
IT 2110 Probability and Statistics 03
Code Module Credit
IT 3010 Network Design and Management 04
IT 3020 Database Systems 04
IT 3030 Programming Applications & Frameworks 04
IT 2050 IT Project Management 04
IT 3050 Employability Skills Development - Seminar (Non GPA) 01
IT 3060 Human Computer Interaction 04
IT 3070 Information Assurance & Security 04
IT 3070 Information Assurance & Security 04
IT 3080 Data Sceince & Analytics 04
IT 3090 Business Management for IT 03
IT 3110 Industry Placement (Non GPA) 08
Code Module Credit
IT 4010 Research Project 16
IT 4020 Modern Topics in IT 04
IT 4070 Preparation for the Professional World (Non GPA) 02
Three Elective Modules of the Following
IT 4030 Internet of Things 04
IT 4040 Database Administration 04
IT 4050 Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship 04
IT 4060 Machine Learning 04
IT 4090 Cloud Computing 04
IT 4100 Software Quality Assurance 04
IT 4110 Computer Systems and Network Administration 04
IT 4120 Knowledge Management 04
SE 4050 Deep Learning 04
SE 4060 Parallel Computing 04
IT 4130 Image Understanding and Processing 04
IE 4040 Information Assurance and Auditing 04
IE 4060 Robotics and Intelligent Systems 04

Course Fee

Tuition fees for the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology programme are currently set at LKR 215,000 per semester. It is important to note that fees for subsequent semesters must be paid prior to the commencement of each semester. This comprehensive fee covers various aspects, including lectures, tutorials, examinations, access to computer laboratory facilities, and library resources.

To make the payment, please credit the fees to Account No. 1630552 at the Bank of Ceylon, in favour of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. Payments can be made at the Bank of Ceylon Kollupitiya Branch, located on the first floor of the BoC Merchant Tower Building, or at any branch of the Bank of Ceylon. Alternatively, you can also credit the fees to Account No. 00 399 0000033 at any branch of Sampath Bank. 

Please note that fees are generally non-refundable. However, if you have a valid reason for requesting a refund, such as unforeseen circumstances, you may submit a refund request within one week from the date of commencement of lectures for each semester. It’s important to remember that a ten percent deduction will be applied to the refunded amount.

We encourage you to adhere to the fee payment deadlines and make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth academic journey. If you have any further questions regarding fees or payment options, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated admissions team