BSc (Hons) in Information Technology Specializing in Data Science

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Required results - A/L Passes in three subjects (in any stream) at the G.C.E (Advanced Level) examination (Sri Lanka / London) in one attempt
Required results - O/L -

A pass at the Aptitude test conducted by SLIIT along with passes for all modules up to the 2nd year and a GPA of over 2.7 are eligible to apply to this specialization. Selection is based on an interview.

February Intake
June Intake
September Intake

Time Duration Four years full-time program
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Qualification from (University/ Taff) SLIIT - Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology
Fees informations -
Fees - Annually -
Fees - Per Semester First year: Rs 175,000 ( + Taxes ), Final three years: Rs. 200,000 ( + Taxes )
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Locations Colombo Malabe Matara Kandy Kurunegala

Year 1: Semester 1
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Computer Systems
Mathematics for Computing
Communication Skills

Year 1: Semester 2
Object-Oriented Concepts
Software Process Modeling
English for Academic Purposes
Information Systems and Data Modeling
Internet and Web Technologies

Year 2: Semester 1
Software Engineering
Object-Oriented Programming
Database Management Systems
Computer Networks
Operating Systems and System Administration

Year 2: Semester 2
Mobile Application Development
Data Structures and Algorithms
IT Project
Professional Skills
Employability Skills Development –Seminar
Probability and Statistics

Year 3
Programming Applications and Frameworks
Theory and Practices in Statistical Modelling
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Database Systems and Data-Driven Application
Information Retrieval and Web Analytics
Fundamentals of Data Mining
Massive Data Processing and Cloud Computing
Machine Learning and Optimization Methods
Industry Placement (Non-GPA)

Year 4
Research Project
Preparation for the Professional World (Non-GPA)
Database Administration and Storage Systems
Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics
Visual Analytics and User Experience Design
Introduction to Information Security Analytics

Award BSc (Hons) in Information Technology Specializing in Data Science
Double Major Options -
Career paths Big Data Engineer

Data Analyst

Data Scientist

Business Intelligence Engineer

Software Engineer

Data Architect

Database Administrator

Consultant, Business Analytics

Machine Learning Engineer

Big Data Application Developer

Data Science Specialist

SLIIT- Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology
Academic centers SLIIT - Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology
Pathway Options End of 2nd year: Higher Diploma in Information Technology End of 4th year: BSc Honours degree in Information Technology in the respective specialisation Students have the option of exiting a course, should they be faced with restrictive circumstances. Whilst they can rejoin at a later date, such requirements are subject to relevant registration procedures and approval by SLIIT.