Master of Science in Information Technology – Cyber Security

Master of Science Degree in Information Technology Specializing in Cyber Security is identified as a key global issue facing government, business and individuals.

The widespread use and dependence on online services brings about new challenges of ensuring our digital economy remains secure, resilient and trusted. Increasing vulnerability witnessed by the intensity of malicious cyber activities taking place has led to the urgent need for specialists in the field.

There is currently a demand for graduates with the knowledge and skills required to develop and maintain a secure computing infrastructure, handle and address cyber security threats and manage data access in a distributed network.

Program Contents

Year 01

Code Module Credit
-----Semester 1-----
IT5010 Advanced Learning and Study Skills 2
IE5012 Principles of Cyber Security 3
IE5022 Applied Network Security 4
IE5032 Information Security Risk Management an Audit 3
IE5042 Software Security 4
-----Semester 2-----
IE5052 Applied Cryptography 4
IE5062 Information Security Management System 4
IE5072 Cyber Forensics & Incident Response 4
IT5090 Research Methods 3

Year 02

Code Module Credit
-----Semester 1-----
IT6010 Research Project 15
IE6012 Penetration Testing for Enterprise Security 3
IE6053 Enterprise Governance of IT 3
IE6022 Secure Software Lifecycle Engineering 3
IE6032 Information Cyberwarfare 3
-----Semester 2-----
IT6010 Research Project (Contd.) -
IE6042 Emerging Topics in Cyber Security 2
IE6052 Offensive Hacking: Tactical & Strategic 4
IE6062 Mobile and Data Security 4

Entry Requirements

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

  • A Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Information Technology of the 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. 375,000
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.


01st Installment


02nd Installment


03rd Installment


Total Payment

Rs. 375,000


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. Lakmal Rupasinghe
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Tel : +94 112 413 900 / +94 117 544 113
E-mail : /

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