Taking into consideration the job opportunities that exist for ICT graduates in Sri Lanka & overseas, the UCSC (formerly Institute of Computer Technology) took the initiative to launch the External Degree (BIT) programme leading to the award of Degree of Bachelor of Information Technology (External) – BIT.
The UCSC having the most advanced training resources and experience in Sri Lanka in the field of ICT training conducts the Degree of Bachelor of Information Technology (External) programme. The UCSC conducts examinations leading to the first-ever External Degree in IT in Sri Lanka. The University of Colombo will award the degree.
BIT is a degree programme of three years duration introduced in the year 2000 in order to develop the Human Resources in Information & Communication Technologies.
  • Nationally & Internationally recognised ICT qualification
  • Flexible study options with Diploma level exit points after year 1 & 2
  • e-learning support through Learning Management System (LMS)
  • TV programmes (UCSC TV)
  • Web portal for on-line access to study material
  • CD-based content for off-line access
  • Leading private institutes provide training through regional branches
  • International collaboration for curriculum design and delivery
Each year consists of two semesters. Evaluation is through continuous assessments through the LMS and semester examinations.A person with three passes in the G.C.E. (A/L) examination in one sitting, FIT (Foundation In Information Technology) conducted by UCSC or any other academic/professional qualifications deemed equivalent to above could apply for the programme. All applicants who satisfy the above entry requirements and pass the selection test which consists of analytical, quantitative and communication skills would be enrolled for the BIT degree programme provided they are not less than 17 years of age.

YEAR 1
-- All courses are Compulsory with continuous assessments.
Candidate must select a minimum of 30 credits from each academic year including all compulsory courses. All eight courses in Year 1 are compulsory with 4 credits each and each of them has online assessments. Four courses are offered in each semester of Year 1.
Code
Name
Semester
IT1104
Information Systems & Technology
1
IT1204
Computer Systems I
1
IT1304
PC Applications
1
IT1404
Internet & World Wide Web
1
IT2104
Mathematics for Computing I
2
IT2204
Programming I
2
IT2304
Database Systems I
2
IT2404
Systems Analysis & Design
2
YEAR 2
-- Select all 4 Compulsory (C) courses and 4 out of 6 Optional (O) courses.Four compulsory courses and six optional courses are offered in Year 2 each with 4 credits and have online assessments. Two compulsory courses and three optional courses are offered in each semester of Year 2.
Code
Name
Semester
Select
IT3104
Object Oriented Analysis & Design
3
C
IT3204
Software Engineering I
3
C
IT3304
Mathematics for Computing II
3
O
IT3404
Business Management
3
O
IT3504
Web Development Techniques
3
O
IT4104
Programming II
4
C
IT4204
IT Project Management
4
C
IT4304
Rapid Software Development
4
O
IT4404
Fundamentals of Multimedia
4
O
IT4504
Data Communication & Networks
4
O
YEAR 3
-- Select all 3 Compulsory (C) courses and 3 out of 5 Optional (O) courses.Three compulsory courses and five optional courses are offered in Year 3 each with 4 credits except for the compulsory Individual Project which spans throughout the year with submission of online progress reports and has 12 credits. Two compulsory courses and two optional courses are offered in the 5th semester and the remaining optional courses in 6th semester of Year 3.
Code
Name
Semester
Select
IT5104
Professional Issues in IT
5
C
IT5204
Information Systems Security
5
C
IT5304
Computer Systems II
5
O
IT5404
Internet Application Development
5
O
IT6104
Individual Project
5 & 6
C
IT6204
Systems & Network Administration
6
O
IT6304
e-Business Application
6
O
IT6404
Database Systems II
6
O
Enhancement course is a Compulsory non-GPA course offered in year 3. This is evaluated through online assessments.
Code
Name
Semester
Select
EN6501
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
5 & 6
C
Programme fees for Sri Lankan Citizens (in Sri Lankan Rs.) are given below. Fees are calculated to fulfil the mimimum year requirements. Candidates may sit for more than the minimum optional courses if they wish to.
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
TOTAL
Year Examination
(to sit minimum required)
8,000
12,000
7,500
27,500
TOTAL (minimum)
11,500
15,000
16,000
42,500
Project registration
(Proposal submission)
1,500
1,500
Project evaluation
(dissertation submission)
3,500
3,500
Course examination
(Each course)
1,000
1,250
1,500
Application Processing
(when applying)
1,000
1,000
Annual Registration
(for new students)
2,500
3,000
3,500
9,000
Programme Fees for Sri Lankan Citizens
Fees in respect of referred course/project examination(s) are same as above.