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In September 2002, University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) was established by merging The Institute of Computer Technology and The Department of Computer Science both of the University of Colombo, as the first centre of higher learning of computing in Sri Lanka. The number of students admitted to these programmes may be increased in the coming years.
Three M.Sc programmes in Computer Science, Information Technology and Advanced Computing, which admitted a total of 200 students, were started in the year 2002. M.Phil and Ph.D programmes were introduced by the UCSC in the year 2002. Computer Science course modules are also conducted for first, second, third and fourth year students of the Physical and Bio Science streams of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo. The vision of the UCSC is to be a centre of international repute in training in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
The UCSC is fully equipped with nine student laboratories, two multi media laboratories, two research laboratories, a campus wide fibre network, with the entire UCSC building complex fully wired for Internet access. UCSC has a state of the art network-operating centre. The library is well equipped with Books, Journals, CDs and provides Internet access to e-journals. The UCSC is involved in many research areas such as, Natural & Local Language Processing, Human Computer Interfaces, Image Processing and Vision, Cryptographic Systems, Multi Media and Virtual Reality, Intelligent Agent Systems, Pattern Recognition, Distributed Systems, Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Process Broker Modeling Systems, Web Based Business Services, Multi Media Database Systems, e-Learning, Strategic Planning & Management of IT, IT Policy and Multi Database Systems.
The major goal of the UCSC is to prepare students for careers in Information and Communication Technology as Software Developers, Systems Analysts, Network Administrators, Database Administrators, Web Developers, IT Managers, IT Strategic Planners and IT Policy Makers.
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.
The course focuses on creating a powerful visual communication and builds a strong foundation for a graphic design career by learning design techniques, concept development, colour, composition, and typography, through hands-on exercises.
The MCS Programme is designed for graduates with a Computing degree who wish to acquire a research focused postgraduate qualification in Computer Science.
The MIT Programme is meant for people with no previous academic computing experience and is designed around candidates coming from a wide range of academic backgrounds having a basic degree qualification.
The Master of Information Security (MIS) is ideally suited for young graduate students who want to assume leadership positions in the information security arena.