School of Computing at Colombo University

University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) was established in 2002 by merging the institute of Computer Technology and Department of Computer Science. It is first of its kind in Sri Lanka, which started as a center for Higher Learning in Computers, to equip students for successful careers in the field of Computers and Information Technology.

The campus offers various under Graduate and Post Graduate programs along with several training and online courses. It has three academic departments and various centers imparting quality Education to students, in various disciplines with the aid of modern infra structure and advanced lab facilities.

The vision of UCSC is creating new knowledge sustaining a critical enquiry culture along with fostering a spirit of service and commitment to the nation, in context of global knowledge economy. The mission of UCSC is to produce man power of highest technical competency with uncompromising integrity and social accountability, who can actively contribute to the national development from a global perspective.

Academic Departments in School of computing at University of Colombo

The school has three departments offering courses in various disciplines. Read here to get an insight on these departments:

Department of Computation and Intelligent Systems

The courses offered by this department promote and motivate the study of theoretical foundations in Computer Science.

Department of Information Systems Engineering

This department offers various under graduate and post graduate courses in systems and software engineering, Management Information Systems, databases, concepts of object oriented development and various other specializations.

Department of Communication and Media Technologies

This department offers courses in Communication and media technologies for aspiring students.
Centres under UCSC
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Centres in School of Computing

Various centres function under UCSC. These are:
  • Computing Services Centre(CSC)
  • Advanced Digital Media Technology Centre(ADMTC)
  • E-Learning Centre(ELC)
  • External Degrees Centre(EDC)
  • Professional Development Centre(PDC)
  • Digital Forensic centre(DFC)

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Academic Programs at University of Colombo School of Computing

The UCSC offers various under graduate and post graduate degree programs, training and online programs for aspiring students. The academic degree programs of the school are classified under 5 broad areas namely,
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems.
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Furthermore, the UCSC offers Masters Degree in the following areas of specialization:
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology-e-learning
  • Information Technology-Multimedia Technologies
  • Information Security
  • Bioinformatics.
The school also offers M.Phil and Ph.D degree in many disciplines. Registrations are open throughout the year.

Short Term Training Courses in School of Computing

Several short term training courses are also available to students. These can be chosen from the following categories:
  • General
  • Programming
  • System administration
  • E-learning
  • Graphics designing
  • Web design and development
  • Game development
  • Embedded systems development
  • Red Hat training courses
  • Mobile application development
  • Project management

Online training programme at UCSC

Online training is also available to students in Colombo University. Foundation in Information technology (FIT) is an online program offered by UCSC. The program aims at creating computer awareness with skills in Mathematics and English. Registration can be done at any time of the year.

The program has three papers and it is mandatory for a candidate who wishes to enrol for the DIT (Diploma in Information Technology) program to pass all three of them, to qualify for enrolment in DIT.

Library at School of Computing

The Library at UCSC hosts more than 10,000 books and maintains a comprehensive collection of computer science and statistics books supported by latest editions. With a seating capacity of 137 the library also provides an electronic catalogue to the readers.

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