Bachelor of Information Technology
What is BIT
Information and communication technology (ICT) is one of the fastest growing sectors in Sri Lanka. The workforce requirements to sustain this growth is one criterion that would ensure the sustainable growth of this sector. However, the local universities, funded by the government, can accommodate only a limited number of students every year for ICT education.
University of Moratuwa is always cognizant of the demands of the world of work and identifying that there is a huge gap in the required ICT workforce in Sri Lanka, Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External Degree was started to enhance opportunities to provide qualified industry ready IT graduates. This is a great opportunity for students, since this programme offers them a chance of graduating at lower cost compared to foreign degrees offered by many institutions.
“Sri Lanka’s information technology and business process outsourcing sector tripled exports and doubled the workforce in a little over five years. The sector grew by 120 percent over the past five years making it one of the highest growth areas in the economy and the fifth largest export segment. Sri Lanka’s IT/business process management sector envisions $5 billion in revenue, 200,000 direct jobs, and 1,000 start-ups by 2022.” https://www.export.gov/apex/article2?id=Sri-Lanka-Information-and-Communication-Technologies
The Bachelor of Information Technology External Degree provides access to University of Moratuwa education through open and distance mode and enables students from all over the country to benefit from all the advantages of a well-planned and meticulously executed degree programme.
Why should I do it?
The BIT degree at UoM provides you with an education that places the graduates at the very thresholds of technology and university’s strong relationship with the industry produce a readily employable graduate.
As the BIT program is improved continuously with input from the industry, its relevance is quite high, and the BIT external graduates are readily employable. From 2018, the program is conducted through a revised improved curriculum which would better suit the ever-changing needs of the technology driven industry.
How can I do it?
Students who have passed the Advanced Level examination in any stream can choose to join this external degree programme. Lateral entry enables students who have other approved qualifications to take a selected number of courses to obtain the degree. Students can benefit from the teaching offered at approved partner organizations. In this learning setting, a student studies at a partner organization, while the assessments, examinations and award of diplomas, higher diplomas and degrees are conducted and conferred by the University of Moratuwa.
UoM offers its BIT courses in a fully-fledged online system, and therefore, students can study in the comfort of their own home, in addition to studying at the approved partner organizations. The online system makes available course material for the students to follow, and portals to submit assessments and receive feedback. This has opened a unique learner-centred education paradigm, where what matter is the enthusiasm and scholarship of the student.
UoM BIT degree programme in offered in two modes. Students can either decide to follow the BIT degree program as a partner organization student (mode 01) or direct independent student (mode 02). Mode 1 is study with an accredited partner organization. Mode 2 is the direct independent study mode where the students can register with the university, and study on their own using the e-learning materials and other open and distance learning resources facilitated by the CODL.
Upon completing the first year of the programme, the students will be given a diploma in IT, while the completion of the second year would lead to a higher diploma in IT. The third-year students will receive their BIT degree once they complete the third year of study.
If you plan a future career in this ever-growing field of ICT, we invite you to start that career with an incomparable opportunity from University of Moratuwa to ensure a solid foundation for your future. Visit www.codl.lk or reach us on email on email@example.com or call +94113082787 / 8.
Why University of Moratuwa?
University of Moratuwa produces world class graduates who are sought after by the employers. University’s commitment to world class teaching, amply supported by well qualified and committed staff together with stringent quality assurance mechanisms ensures that the graduate coming out from the university is ready to be a contributing member of the world of work.
Graduate attributes of the university are geared towards producing a 21st century world class graduate from any degree program conducted by the university. The university is known to produce leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors and offers degrees in Engineering, Architecture, Building Economics, Information Technology and Business Science. The overall employment percentage of the University is 91.4% in the year 2019. This is a figure comparable with that of the best universities in the world. The university has established itself as a prestigious hub for higher education in Sri Lanka and in the South Asian region with outstanding achievements in education, research, sports, international competitions, and expert advice and has significantly contributed to the national economy.