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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Specialising in Data Science

The meticulous curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics, while incorporating real-world examples. Graduates are prepared to succeed in specialized jobs involving everything from the data pipeline and storage, to statistical analysis and eliciting the story the data tells.

Approved by the University Grants Commission under the Universities Act

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Member International Association of Universities (IAU)

Career Opportunities

  • Big Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Consultant, Business Analytics
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Big Data Application Developer
  • Data Science Specialist
  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Entry : February / June / September
  • Location : Malabe / Colombo / Matara / Kandy / Kurunegala / Jaffna
  • Examinations : Weekdays / Weekends

Entry requirements

Minimum 3 “S” passes in G.C.E A/L (Sri Lanka) or a minimum 3 ”D” passes in G.C.E A/L Cambridge or Edexcel (in any subject stream) in one and the same sitting, and pass the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT. To progress from the second year to the third year of the specialisation, a student must meet the minimum GPA requirement specified by the Faculty

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT11120 Introduction to Programming 04
IE1030 Data Communication Networks 04
IT1130 Mathematics for Computing 04
IT1040 Fundamentals of Computing 04
Semester 2
IT1160 Discrete Mathematics 04
IT1170 Data Structures and Algorithms 04
SE1010 Software Engineering 04
IT1150 Technical Writing 04
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT2120 Probability and Statistics 04
SE2010 Object Oriented Programming 04
IT2130 Operating Systems & System Administration 04
IT2140 Database Design and Development 04
Semester 2
IT2011 Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning 04
IT2150 IT Project 04
SE2020 Web and Mobile Technologies 04
IT2160 Professional Skills 04
IT3190 Industry Training 0
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT3120 Industry Economics & Management 04
IT3081 Statistical Modelling 04
IT3091 Machine Learning 04
IT3101 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence 04
Semester 2
IT3190 Industry Training 04
IT3111 Deep Learning 04
IT3121 Cloud Data Analytics 04
IT3160 Research Methods 04
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT4200 Research Project - I 04
IT4051 Modern Topics in Data Science 04
IT4061 Natural Language Processing 04
IT4081 Software Engineering Concepts 04
IT4091 Optimization Methods 04
Semester 2
IT4200 Research Project - II 08
IT4071 Data Governance, Privacy and Security 04
IT4101 Database Implementation and Administration 04
IT4111 MLOps for Data Analytics 04

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

COURSE FEE

The fee is presently Rs 330,000(till year 2 Sem: 1), 350,000 (from year 2 sem: 2). 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 156010007350

of the Hatton National Bank

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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