BIT is the Bachelor of Information Technology Degree programme introduced by the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), in 2000. The UCSC conducts examinations leading to the first-ever External Degree in InformationTechnology (IT) in Sri Lanka. The degree is awarded by the University of Colombo.
BIT Programme is designed to:
Produce qualified IT professionals through external mode in addition to the internal degree programs.
Set professional standards for Information Technology degree programs concerning the IT industry requirements.
Facilitate those who could not register for an IT degree in a public university as an alternative/additional academic qualification.
Provide an opportunity to those who are working in IT to obtain a formal qualification in IT through self- study.
This degree programme has been redesigned according to ACM guidelines and Policy Framework for External and Extension programmes declared by the University Grants Commission. UCSC provides well-defined detailed syllabi that would help to lay a solid foundation on which, a student can build his career in IT. The syllabi will be constantly updated to meet the industry requirements.
In the year 2003 e-learning was introduced to the BIT degree program, addition to the recommended textbooks and other learning materials. The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)/Learning Management System (LMS) is the online portal to access learning courses of BIT degree. VLE assists the students in learning through self-evaluating quizzes, learning material and activities. Further support is provided to BIT students through online video content.
The minimum duration of the BIT degree programme will be 3 academic years as given below. (download the BIT handbook for details)
Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) will be awarded to a candidate who has obtained a pass or a minimum C grade for each course and passed all the continuous assessments as specified in the course structure in the First Year.
Higher Diploma in Information Technology (HDIT) will be awarded to a candidate who has obtained a pass or a minimum C grade for each course and passed all the continuous assessments as specified in the course structure in the Second Year and has obtained the Diploma in Information Technology.
Degree Certificate (BIT) will be awarded on successful completion of year 1, year 2 and year 3 examinations and fulfillment of other requirements as specified in the course structure