BSc (Honours) Engineering in Computer Systems Engineering

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Computer Systems Engineering is a discipline that embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems, computer controlled equipment, and networks of intelligent devices. Traditionally, computer engineering is some combination of both electrical engineering and computer science. It has evolved over the past decades as a separate, although intimately related, discipline. Computer engineering is solidly grounded in the theories and principles of computing, mathematics, science, and engineering and it applies these theories and principles to solve technical problems through the design of computing hardware, software, networks, and processes.

BSc Engineering Honours in Computer Systems Engineering programme at NSBM, aims to produce graduates with the following specific characteristics, in line with internationally recognized norms and expectations.

·       Able to design computers, computer-based systems and networks that include both hardware and software and their integration to solve novel engineering problems, subject to trade-offs involving a set of competing goals and constraints. In this context, “design” refers to a level of ability beyond “assembling” or “configuring” systems.

·       Have a breadth of knowledge in mathematics and engineering sciences, associated with the broader scope of engineering and beyond that is required for the field.

·       Maintain a preparation for professional practice in engineering.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find employment as design, implementation, deployment, maintenance and sales engineers in a broader variety of sectors including

·       Computer and Software industries

·       Consumer electronic industries

·       Manufacturing

·       Automotive Industries

·       Aviation Industries

·       Mass transportation industries

·       Building Services

·       Consultancy

·       Defence

·       Robotics and control

·       Agriculture

Key Features

  • Offered by the NSBM Green University, in a world-class setting in terms of infrastructure and facilities, atmosphere and academic faculty.
  • Up to date, carefully designed Syllabus, considering both local and global Engineering landscape and aligned to IEEE/ACM curriculum guidelines for Computer Engineering published in 2016.
  • Dedicated internal faculty with doctoral qualifications, who are engaged in internationally significant research, creating, developing industry relevant applications and solutions.
  • Opportunity to development of communication and professional skills essential for employment.

Program Contents


In year 1, all engineering students follow a common curriculum consisting of module from a broader engineering sciences, mathematics, computing and communications skills.

  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics I
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Instrumentation and Control Principles
  • Communication Systems & Networks
  • Engineering Materials
  • Computer Architecture and Organization
  • Introductory Mechanics and Fluids


In Year 2, students attain more specialized learning relating to Computer Systems Engineering while further developing the body of knowledge relating to the engineering discipline in general. The students take 10 taught modules in year 2 and 12 weeks of industry placement.

  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • Digital Design and Embedded Software
  • Modern Communication Systems
  • Electronics II
  • Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Analogue Communications
  • Industrial Placement I
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Thermodynamics


In Year 3, students continue to follow more specialized modules on Computer Systems Engineering. Students also undertake the second part of the industry placement. Students also get an opportunity to choose up to 3 elective modules considering their subject preferences.

  • Database Systems
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Programming Languages and Syntax Directed Tools
  • Software Engineering
  • Signals and Systems
  • Industry Placement II
  • Antennas and Propagation (Elective)
  • Advanced Digital Design (Elective)
  • VLSI Design (Elective)
  • Satellite and Mobile Communications (Elective)
  • Robotics (Elective)
  • Digital Communications (Elective)


In Year 4, students follow specialized modules. Students also follow few common modules relating to business & commerce, and professional practice. Students also enjoy up to two elective modules to choose from a few recommended modules. Engineering Honors Thesis is a capstone project that allows students to demonstrate their learning over the years.

  • Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Network Systems and Technologies
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Mobile and Distributed Computing
  • Engineering Professional Issues
  • Engineering Projects Management
  • Engineering Honours Thesis
  • Digital Signal Processing (Elective)
  • Advanced Electrical/Electronic Simulation & Control (Elective)
  • Optical Communication and Networks (Elective)
  • Machine Vision (Elective)

Entry Requirements

Three Passes in Mathematics stream (Combined Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) in a single sitting, at one of the following examinations or equivalent foreign qualification.
  • GCE Advanced Level examination
  • GCE Advanced Level by Pearson Edexel, UK (London A/L)
  • International Advanced Level by Pearson Edexel, UK
  • GSE Advanced Level examination by Cambridge International Examinations, UK

Fee & Funding

For Local Students:

  • Year 1: LKR 600,000
  • Year 2: LKR 600,000
  • Year 3: LKR 600,000
  • Year 4: LKR 600,000
  • Registration Fee : LKR 10,000
  • Library Fee : LKR 5,000

Key Personnel

Programme Director

Dr. Chandana Perera

Phone: 011 544 6000


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