Faculty of Applied Sciences also responded to the ever increasing demand for IT professionals by the IT industry by introducing B.Sc. in Information Technology (IT) degree program in 2005 which is now in its 15th batch. Initially there were eight students in first batch (2005/2006). Currently the intake has been increased up to 130.
This IT degree allows students from various A/L streams (Mathematics, Bio science, Art, Commerce, Technology and Common stream) to enroll for the program provided they fulfill the entry requirements. Students enrolling IT degree program will obtain a 3-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology [BSc in IT] or a 4-year Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Information Technology [BSc (Hons) in IT]. A selected number of students would be enrolled for the 4-year degree program at the end of the 3rd year based on their performance within the degree program and preference.
As at present eleven (11) batches of the IT degree program have graduated. The IT degree program is at a stage of its evolution in which it has been able to secure high donor confidence through several industrial projects underway in the faulty since 2009. It has also gained the recognition from the local IT industry with many partners willing to take part in student placement and collaborative research and job placement activities.
Vision of the Applied Science Faculty in offering ICT degree:
- To be a tertiary education leader that provides ICT courses that are widely sought after by the youth population of Sri Lanka.
- To be significant provider of ICT knowledge and skills in order to produce ICT expertise for the task of nation building.
- To be a significant dynamic contributor in transforming Sri Lanka to a knowledge hub in Asia.
- To be a leader in research dissemination and concept building for the purpose of building innovative interdisciplinary applications.