Master of Science in Information Technology

Master of Science Degree in Information Technology is specially designed to provide a core of advanced knowledge in Information Technology supplemented by a range of options within the areas of Software Engineering, Computer Networks, e-business Technologies, Database Management and Administration, Business Information Systems, etc.

The degree is designed to impart knowledge of current and emerging developments in IT as well as to provide an in-depth knowledge in advanced topics on Information Technology to master the challenges of an information driven economy.

This programme is designed to provide graduates in Information Technology, Computer Science and Software Engineering fields.

Program Contents

Year 01

Code Module Credit
-----Semester 1-----
IT5010 Advanced Learning and Study Skills 2
IT5020 Advanced Database Technologies 4
IT5030 Software Engineering Practices 4
IT5040 Wireless Network Technologies 4
IT5060 System and Network Administration 3
IT5100 Artificial Intelligence 3
IT5050 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 3
-----Semester 2-----
IT5080 DevOps 4
IT5070 Internet of Things 4
IT5090 Research Methodology 3
IT5120 Data Analytics 3
IT5130 Cloud Computing 3
IE6053 Enterprise Governance of IT 3

Year 02

Code Module Credit
-----Semester 1-----
IT6020 Operating System Design and Implementation 4
IT6030 Advanced Project Management 3
IT6060 Research Project 15
IT6050 Big Data Analytics 3
IT6090 Software Quality Assurance, Tools and Metrics 3
IE6022 Secure Software Life Cycle Engineering 3
-----Semester 2-----
IT6070 Emerging Topics in Information Technology 3
IT4060 Machine Learning 4
IT6010 Research Project (Contd.)

Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for the Master of Science Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology shall have one of the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Information Technology of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).
  • A Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology/Software Engineering from a recognized University in Sri Lanka.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University/Institute as approved by the SLIIT with relevant experience, where necessary.
  • Membership of a recognized professional institute in a relevant field as approved by SLIIT with relevant experience, where necessary.

Fee & Funding

Total Payment : Rs. 350,000
Application processing fees Rs. 1000/= has to be paid in the beginning of the registrations for Master of Science Degrees at SLIIT. Fees can be paid to the bank accounts of SLIIT at any branch. 

All inclusive fee to cover lectures, tutorials, examinations, access to computer laboratory facilities and the library and is payable prior to the commencement of the programme. 

The fee should be credited to Account No 1630552 of the Bank of Ceylon in favor of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, at the bank of Ceylon Colpetty branch located at first floor of BOC Merchant Tower building or at any branch of BOC. Or Sampath bank account number 003990000033 of the Sampath bank at any branch of Sampath bank. Course fees are subjected to change.


Open Information Session
15 June 2019

Interview/Test Date
29 June 2019

Closing Date of Applications
25 June 2019

Classes Starting Date
20 July 2019

Course Coordinator 

  • Mr. Samantha Rajapakshe - Co-ordinator
    SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
    Tel : +94112413900/ 0117544116
    Hotline : +94766589311
    E-mail :