Information Technology

Course details

Information Technology first year pathway program enables students to complete the first year Diploma at GISM Campus and transfer to the second year of the Bachelor of Information Science (BInfSc.) in Information Technology Degree of Massey University, New Zealand. Upon completion of the first year, students will get the Diploma in Information Science.

Through GISM Pathway programmes, students can save up to Rs. 4.0 million by studying the first year in Sri Lanka. Students will be guided by a well qualified and experiences panel of lecturers consisting of engineers and IT professionals in the relevant disciplines. Most of the lecturers are PhD or MSc. qualified with years of teaching experiences both in Sri Lanka and abroad.


Diploma in Information Science – first year at GISM Campus, Sri Lanka.

Upon successful completion of Diploma in Information Science, students can directly enter to the 2nd year of Bachelor of Information Science in Information Technology – BInfSc. – at Massey University, New Zealand.

Course Modules

First Year (Diploma in Information Science)

  • Management Information Systems
  • Legal and Social Environment
  • Programming Concepts
  • Business Statistics
  • Intensive English 1
  • Organisational Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Business Mathematics
  • Intensive English 2

Career Opportunities:

There is a strong demand for qualified ICT professionals, both in New Zealand and overseas. The skills you learn at Massey University and the qualification you will receive are recognised throughout the world. Careers of previous graduates include:

  • Systems architects
  • Enterprise architects
  • Business and systems analysts
  • User interface designers
  • User support specialists
  • Data administrators
  • Database specialists

The research skills developed on this course will also allow you to continue on to postgraduate study including possible PhD research within the school and a further academic career.

Entry Requirements:

To enter the Information Science Degree Pathway Programmes, students must possess a minimum of three “C” Passes in GCE A/L or London A/L Maths Stream or complete the GISM Foundation Programme.

IELTS (Academic) results of 6.0 is required when transferring to the 2nd Year of the degree at Massey University. IELTS support programmes, Orientation programmes and visa support are provided by GISM Campus.

Course Fee (2017/2018):

GISM Registration Fee                    : Rs. 40,000

GISM Annual Tuition Fee                : Rs. 440,000* (for 1st year in Sri Lanka)

Massey Uni. Annual Course Fee   : NZD 29,100* (for 2nd and 3rd years in New Zealand)

Every GISM student will receive a 5%-10% scholarship on Massey University international course fee depending on their first year academic performance at GISM Campus.

*Please note that course fee may change without prior notice, due to the changes in foreign exchange rates.