MSc /PG Diploma in Information Technology

Course Structure:

The course has been carefully designed to allow students to acquire adequate knowledge and enhance their skills in the broad areas of IT. The first year of the programme consists of lectures, practicals, tutorials and other academic activities will be carried over 42 weeks. During the second year, students will carry out a master’s level research project for six months under the supervision of qualified and experienced practitioners in information technology.


Compulsory Modules:

• Computer Programming

• Object Oriented Programming

• Software Engineering

• Systems Analysis and Design

• Operating Systems

• Database Management Systems

• Data Communication and Computer Networks

• Web Technologies and e-Commerce

• Literature Review and Thesis Writing

• Research Methodology

• PG Diploma Project

• MSc Project


Elective Modules:

• Distributed Systems and Network Programming

• Computer Organisation

• Data Mining and Data Warehousing

• Multimedia Systems

• Image Processing and Computer Graphics

• Human Computer Interaction

• Management Information Systems

• IT Project Management

• Quality Assurance

• Computational Intelligence


Entry Requirements:


Candidates applying for the MSc in Information Technology should have: An Honours Degree from the University of Moratuwa with a minimum of one year of appropriate experience as may be approved by the Senate;


A four year degree from a recognised university with a minimum of one year of appropriate experience as may be approved by the Senate;


A three year degree from a recognised university with a minimum of two years of appropriate experience as may be approved by the Senate;


Any recognised category of membership of a recognised professional institute, obtained through an academic route, with a minimum of two years of recognised, appropriate experience obtained after the membership, as may be approved by the Senate.


Application Process:


Application forms and other information can be obtained from our website: Duly filled application should be handed over to the office of the Department of Information Technology at University of Moratuwa or sent under registered post with a payingin- slip voucher obtained from any branch of Bank of Ceylon for LKR1500/= (being the application fee for MSc/PG Dip in IT) drawn in favour of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Moratuwa Account No.306836 together with copies of relevant educational and work experience certificates to reach:


Course Coordinator

MSc/PG Dip in IT, Department of Information Technology,

University of Moratuwa, Katubedda.




MSc: Two years (part-time)

PG Dip: One year (part-time)


Application fee

LKR 1,500

Registration fee

LKR 2,000

Non Refundable 

Library Deposit

LKR 2,000

Refundable Library

Deposit  (per book)

LKR 2,500

Course fee year 1

LKR 170,000

Course fee year 2

LKR 30,000


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