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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Specialising in Cyber Security

The course is designed for students who wish to gain an accelerated early career in cyber/information security. It will prepare you for a successful career in the various roles directly and indirectly connected to the world of computer, network and information security.

Approved by the University Grants Commission under the Universities Act

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Member International Association of Universities (IAU)

Accredited by Institute of Engineers & Technology , UK

Career Opportunities

  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Architect-Security
  • Forensics Investigator
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Information Assurance Engineer
  • IT Auditor
  • Security Administrator
  • Penetration and Vulnerability Tester
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Incident Responder
  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Entry : February / June / September
  • Location : Malabe / Colombo / Matara / Kandy
  • Examinations : Weekdays / Weekends

Entry requirements

Passes in three subjects (in any stream) at the G.C.E (Advanced Level) examination (Sri lanka / London) in one and the same sitting and a pass at the Aptitude test conducted by SLIIT. To progress from the first year to the second year of the specialization, a student must pass a selection interview.

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT 1010 Introduction to Programming 04
IT 1020 Introduction to Computer Systems 04
IT 1030 Mathematics for Computing 04
IT1040 Communication Skills 03
Semester 2
IT1050 Object Oriented Concepts 02
IT1060 Software Process Modeling 03
IT1080 English for Academic Purposes 03
IT1090 Information Systems and Data Modeling 04
IT1100 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
IE 3012 Introduction to Cyber Security 02
IE 3022 Applied Information Assurance 04
IE 3032 Network Security 04
IE 3042 Secure Software Systems 04
IE 3052 Information Security Risk Management 04
IE 3062 Data and Operating System Security 04
IE 3072 Information Security Policy and Management 02
IE 3082 Cryptography 04
IE 3092 Information Security Project 04
IE 3102 Enterprise Standards for Information Security 04
IT 3110 Industry Placement (Non-GPA) 08
Code Module Credit
IT 4010 Research Project 16
IT 4070 Preparation for the Professional World (Non-GPA) 04
Four Electives Modules from the Following
IE 4012 Offensive Hacking: Tactical and Strategic 04
IE 4042 Secure Software Engineering 04
IE 4092 Machine Learning for Cyber Security 04
IT 4070 Preperation for Professional World -
IE 4022 Security Economic Analysis 04
IE 4032 Information Warfare 04
IE 4052 Hardware Security 04
IE 4062 Cyber Forensics and Incident Response 04
IE 4072 Governance and Cyber Law Clinic 04

* Electives to be chosen with the prior approval of the Acadamic Department


The fee is presently Rs 175,000 ( + Taxes ) per semester for the first year and Rs. 200,000 ( + Taxes ) per semester for the final three years. Fees for any subsequent semester should be paid prior to the commencement of each semester. This all inclusive fee is charged to cover lectures, tutorials and examinations and access to computer laboratory facilities and library.

The fees should be credited to, Account No 1630552 of the Bank of Ceylon in favour of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, at the Bank of Ceylon Kollupitiya Branch located at the first floor of the BoC Merchant Tower Building or at any branch of the Bank of Ceylon; or to Account No 00 399 0000033 of the Sampath Bank at any branch of Sampath Bank. Normally, fees paid will not be refunded. However, requests for refund of fees may be considered if made before expiry of one week from the date of commencement of lectures for each semester. The date of commencement of lectures for the new applicants will be the date of commencement of lectures of the Orientation Programme. The refund, if made will be subject to a deduction of ten percent of the fee paid

Account No 1630552

of the Bank of Ceylon

Account No 00 399 0000033

of the Sampath Bank

Account No 100380005000

of the Nation Trust Bank

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