SLIIT M.Sc. Degrees for promising career in IT sector
Information Technology is an industry which has transformed into one
of the most lucrative and competitive industries today. In keeping with
the demands and rising standards of this constantly evolving industry in
the country, SLIIT offers suitably structured Masters degree programmes
with the aim of consistently producing highly qualified and skilled IT
specialists to develop and take the IT industry forward in Sri Lanka.
SLIIT's flexible two year Master’s degree programmes consist of four
semesters (14 weeks each), offered in the following streams; Master of
Science in Information Technology (IT), Master of Science in Information
Management (IM) and Master of Science in Information Systems (IS).
Students who successfully complete the first two semesters (one year)
will be eligible to receive the Postgraduate Diploma.
The programmes are structured in a manner expedient to students who
wish to continue their studies up to PhD level, where they will be
provided with the requisite knowledge and tools necessary to further
more individual and self-directed research required for PhD studies.
Master of Science in Information Technology (IT)
This programme is specifically designed for graduates in the fields
of Information Technology, Computer Science and Computer Engineering and
provides participants with core advanced knowledge and skills in IT,
which is supplemented by a range of options within the areas of Software
Engineering, Computer Networks, E-business Technologies, Database
Management, and Business Information Systems. The degree is designed to
focus on current industry trends and emerging developments in IT, in
addition to providing in-depth knowledge concerning advanced topics for
participants to competently function as high-level specialists,
advisors, consultants, project managers and practitioners in the field
Master of Science in Information Management (IM)
M.Sc. in Information Management offers participants an edge in modern
business development and planning using Information Technology tools,
and is especially designed for graduates and members of professional
bodies with managerial experience.
The programme places strong focus on guiding participants through a
proven framework which integrates IT with business which leads them
towards developing a comprehensive Information strategic plan.
Participants will be equipped with Information literacy skills and a
strong technical background necessary to function effectively within an
organisation within fast changing business environments replete with
computer networks, electronic publishing and the Internet.
On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able
to utilise Information Systems effectively within their organisations,
evaluate and select appropriate methods and technologies for
representing, managing and disseminating information.
They will thus be able to develop a critical awareness of modern
Information and Communication Technology applications for strategic
management and decision making, and to decide on the IT infrastructure
most relevant to the respective organisation.
Master of Science in Information Systems (IS)
The Master of Science in Information Systems (IS) programme is
designed for non-IT graduates who have specialised in other disciplines
and who wish to acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills in IT in order
to competently participate in any aspect of Information Systems
Development and Management within an organisation. This degree also
provides participants an opportunity to embark on a lucrative IT-related
career. M.Sc. in Information Systems is focused on developing strong
technical competence in modern IT practices and offers participants
breadth of choice and depth of understanding in the application of IT in
a variety of contexts.
Entry requirements for these degree programmes require a Bachelor's
Degree from these respective fields or a related field from SLIIT or a
recognised University/Institute or membership from a recognised
professional institute in a relevant field as approved by SLIIT with
relevant experience, where necessary.
Dr. Koliya Pulasinghe, Dean –Faculty of Graduate Studies at SLIIT
emphasizes the role SLIIT plays in catering to the local IT industry.
“SLIIT possesses the capacity to transform graduates into highly skilled
professionals who embark on a lifelong learning process through the
institutes focus on research and development, which ensures that they
are constantly up-to-date with emerging trends in the industry”. Dr.
Samantha Thelijjagoda, Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Course
Coordinator at SLIIT, states that the goal of these well-structured and
locally developed Master’s degree programmes is to produce skilled
specialists who will contribute towards applying their knowledge and
expertise to address the needs of the local IT industry by producing
innovative IT solutions within the modern business and industry sectors,
utilise IT strategic planning skills in enterprises that make use of
large scale IT applications, and competently undertake research and
development within this industry as well as business enterprises.
“By providing many pathways through which students can hone their
skills in specific areas within this field, we aim to nurture a new
generation of experts who will stamp their contribution towards the
development of the local industry as well as the region” elaborates
Professor Lalith Gamage, President and CEO at SLIIT.
“SLIIT takes immense pride in continually expanding its facilities in
order to provide students with much needed opportunities to further
their goals and careers” notes Professor S. Karunaratne, Chairman of
SLIIT. Recognised as the foremost tertiary level institution in the
country, providing education in the spheres of Information Technology,
Business Administration and Electronic Engineering, SLIIT continues to
progress to satisfy a demanding and constantly evolving industry.