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Master of Science

in Network Engineering

Master of Science in Network Engineering program is a comprehensive degree designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field of network engineering. This SLQF level 10 degree covers a wide range of topics, including network architecture, security, routing protocols, wireless networking, and network management.

Students will engage in designing, planning, developing, testing, and supervising computer networks, as well as advancing and developing new paradigms for hardware and software systems that include networking, virtualization, management, and security.

The program integrates professional and recognized industry certification courses, such as CCNP, Red Hat Linux, Cloud (AWS, Azure), EMC2, and Enterprise-level DevOps training. This is to ensure that students are equipped with industry-oriented skills and professional practices in network engineering and information infrastructure technologies.

Important Dates to Remember

Open Day

Saturday, 15th June 2024

Aptitude Test

Saturday, 22th June 2024

Interview Date

Saturday, 29th June 2024


Saturday, 27nd July 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates applying for the Master of Science Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems shall have one of the following qualifications:

(i) A degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering obtained from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission; or

(ii) A degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering obtained from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (Guarantee) Ltd. ; or

(iii) any Professional Engineering qualification equivalent to the qualifications specified under (i) or (ii) above, with minimum one year of experience in a related field. The recognition of such Professional Engineering qualification and the relevance of the field shall be determined by the relevant faculty and approved by the relevant senate

Code Module Credit
-----Semester 1-----
IE5004 Internetworking 04
IE5014 Data Communication 04
IE5024 Operating Systems for Networking 04
IE5034 Mathematics for Network Engineering 04
-----Semester 2-----
IE5044 Network Design and Performance Evaluation 04
IE5054 Wireless Networks 04
IE5064 Research Methods 02
IE5074 Cloud Computing and Virtualization 04
1 Elective
IE5084 IT laws and Governance 02
IE5094 Project Management for Networking 02
Code Module Credit
-----Semester 1-----
IE6004 Research Project 15
3 Elective
IE6014 Network Security 04
IE6024 Network Service Management 04
IE6034 Network Operations 04
IE6044 Emerging Topics in Networking 04
IE6054 Enterprise Networking 04
IE6064 Optical Communication 04

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


Total Payment : Rs. 580,000
Application processing fees Rs. 1,500/= has to be paid in the beginning of the registrations for Master of Science Degrees at SLIIT. Fees can be paid to the bank accounts of SLIIT at any branch.

All inclusive fee to cover lectures, tutorials, examinations, access to computer laboratory facilities and the library and is payable prior to the commencement of the programme.

The fee should be credited to Account No 1630552 of the Bank of Ceylon in favor of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, at the bank of Ceylon Colpetty branch located at first floor of BOC Merchant Tower building or at any branch of BOC. Or Sampath bank account number 003990000033 of the Sampath bank at any branch of Sampath bank. Course fees are subjected to change.


01st Installment


02nd Installment


03rd Installment


Total Payment

Rs. 580,000

  • All the above payments are subject to Govt.Taxes

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

Refund Policy

Full course fees paid will not be refunded. However, request for refund of fees may be considered if made before expire of one week from the date of commencement of lectures. From the date of commencement of lectures 90% of the paid amount will be refunded. If a request for a refund is received after one week but before the end of the month, 50% of the paid amount will be refunded. Thereafter, there will be no refunds of fees.

Head | Graduate Studies

Course Coordinator

  • Prof. Pradeep Abeygunawardhana
    SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
    Tel : 0767283840


For Inquiries

SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Tel: +94 11 754 3134

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