Past Postgraduate Courses
M.Sc in COMPUTER SCIENCE
This programme was offerred for many years by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science and its successor the Department of Computer Science from 1990-2003.
Objective: To increase efficiency in the public and private sectors by enabling SriLanka to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the Information Revolution. The course is designed to cater to existing data processing personnel with a view to
1. upgrade their skills by providing them with exposure to the state of the art methodologies and tools, and to,
2. provide them with a sound theoretical grounding in the areas of Computer Science
Duration: 2 Year Part-time
First Year (Core Courses)
Programming & Program Design, Data Structures and Algorithms, Database Systems, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design, IT in Sri Lanka, Computer Systems, Operating Systems, Computer Networks
Second Year (Electives)
Advanced Database Systems, Computer Graphics and Vision, Multimedia and Hypermedia Technology, Internet Programming
Scientific and Statistical Computing, Distributed Systems, Computer Architecture, Intelligent Systems, New Paradigms in Computing I (Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms)
M.Sc in STATISTICS
This programme was offerred for many years by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science until it was handed over to its successor the Department of Statictics in 2001.
Objective:The main objective of the course is to produce applied statisticians able to formulate research literature in a broad range of applications. The course has been found necessary because in many institutions in Sri Lanka, raw graduates are recruited as research assistants, officers, statisticians, or statistical officers, and have little practical experience in the use of statistics. The course is designed to provide training to these persons, as well as to those engaged in any other work where such training is important.
The course emphasizes practical work involving real data analysis which would give the students a measure of confidence in handling real-life situations.
Duration: 2 years part-time
MSc in Information Technology (MSc in IT)
MSc in IT is considered as a conversion MSc for non-computer people intent on entering the field of computing. This programme was offerred by the UCSC. Only two intakes were admitted in 2002 and 2004. This was replaced by the MIT programme.
MSc in Computer Science (MSc in CS)
MSc in Computer Science is also a conversion MSc but is more advanced than the MSc in IT. Only two intakes were admitted in 2002 and 2004. This programme was offerred by the UCSC. This was replaced by the MCS programme.
MSc in Advanced Computing
The MSc in Advanced Computing is a reserach oriented MSc for students who already have a BSc or equivalent in Computing. This programme was offerred by the UCSC. Only two intakes were admitted in 2002 and 2004.
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Technology
This programme was offered by the ICT as Full-time as Part-time.
The objective of this course was to turn out professional Analyst/Programmers who gain the expertise to develop and maintain automated information systems efficiently. Computer Technology has swept modern industry and commerce creating excellent career opportunities worldwide. Students graduating from ICT's Postgraduate Diploma Course, have plenty of scope in both the public and private sectors. These include openings in commercial, trading and industrial organizations as well as in specialized fields such as Electronics, Architecture, Banking, Accounting and Engineering.
Courses: Information Processing & Computers, Computer Hardware, Personal Computer Systems, Personal Computer Applications, Program Design & Programming, Software Resources, Data Communications & Computer Networks, Systems Analysis & Design, Database Management Systems, General Knowledge in IT, System Development Project.