Bachelor of Information Technology (External) - BIT

@ University of Colombo School of Computing - UCSC

+94 11 4 720511

3 Years

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.

UCSC Building Complex , 35 , Reid Avenue , Colombo 07

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