Bachelor of Arts Honours in ICT, BA Hons (ICT)


The Honors Degree Program in Information and Communication Technology conducted by the Department of Economics and Statistics seeks to produce Scholars, Innovators, Leaders and Global Citizens in the following manner: 
 
Scholars - Graduates produced by the Department have a broad knowledge base and disciplinary expertise. They are aware of contemporary research in their field of specialization and able to conduct their own research and investigations. They are excited by ideas, discovery and learning and are conscientious in their endeavors by analyzing the real-world incidences through sophisticated analytical platform to understand the complexities of the worlds they encounter at work and in society. 
 
Innovators - Graduates of the Department have to be with a vision for future and solution focused. They are capable of developing unique and sustainable solutions to real world problems using the knowledge experience they gain by the extracurricular activities in the University. 
 
Leaders - Our graduates take personal responsibility and seek opportunities to work with others to advance thinking and achievement in all spheres of their lives. They are confident, inspiring, influential, and especially able to turn their job into a career.


Global Citizens - Graduates who complete our degree program are expected to be able appreciate the role of the University and are aware of global issues. They act with integrity and fluency across cultures and perspectives, are committed to the betterment of society, open in their thinking and appreciative of the riches that diversity and equity bring. 

Graduate CapabilitiesThere are six clusters of generic capabilities which the Department seeks to foster in all of its graduates through teaching and learning in the respective Honors Degree Programs of study. These, as relevant to the Honors Degree Program in Information and Communication Technology, are:

1. Disciplinary Knowledge & Practice 

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Graduates are expected to understand the thinking, research, theory and practice in the field of ICT and appreciate the role of their discipline in its contexts especially in the Graphic designing & Software development Industry. 

This theme includes the ability to

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of the area of study.
  • critically analyze data, make judgments and propose solution to problems.
  • construct and sustain arguments use these arguments ,ideas and techniques in problem solving.
  • use practical skills and enquiry efficiently within the area of study.
  • do research in the field of study.
  • operate fluently in the Industry of Graphic designing & Software development Industry and practices of ICT.
  • understand the wider trends and developments that have shaped the field of study.
  • fulfill the ICT requirements in Interdisciplinary Solutions in the Industry 

2. Critical Thinking 

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Graduates are expected to be able to contest knowledge and practice, critically consider ideas, texts and research and think reflectively and reflexively.

This theme includes the ability to

  • think imaginatively and innovatively.
  • analyze problems from multiple perspectives.
  • access information and judge its pertinence.
  • introduce new dimensions to existing ones in the domestic environment.
  • enrich domestic tools of thinking. 

3. Solution Seeking 

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Graduates are expected to be able to apply theory, analysis, research and creative skills to solve problems and make reasoned decisions. They are expected to be able to consider long-term and big picture perspectives, to systematically address complex problems and to be imaginative in their solution seeking specially in industry projects.

This theme includes the ability to

  • construct and sustain arguments and use these arguments, ideas and techniques in problem solving for a given situation.
  • consider long-term and big picture perspectives including, where applicable, sustainability and social, economic and environmental impact.

4. Communication & Engagement  

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Graduates are expected to be able to receive and interpret information, express ideas and share knowledge with diverse audiences in a range of media and formats. They are expected to be able to establish a rapport and build collaborative relationships with individuals and groups. 

This theme includes the ability to

  • communicate/present information, ideas, issues and solution efficiently and effectively.
  • demonstrate awareness of the current developments in the area of study.
  • participate actively in teams and professional networks.
  • communicate effectively using ICT skills with latest technologies and tools.
  • adapt an artistic, design-based or discursive style to audience and purpose.
  • express ideas effectively in writing, speech, design, image and sound using English, Sinhala and Tamil appropriately and accurately including public speaking.
  • chart and present data.

5. Independence & Integrity

DescriptorGraduates are expected to be able to learn and work autonomously and ethically. They are expected to be lifelong learners, to show resilience, proactively and an ability to make principled decisions in academic and professional spheres. 

This theme includes the ability to

  • participate in lifelong learning in and beyond their discipline.
  • exhibit resilience, independence and personal autonomy
  • demonstrate leadership, personal characteristics and attitudes that are consistent with ethical behavior.
  • understand academic integrity and professional ethics within a disciplinary context.
  • learn independently and proactively. 

6. Social & Environmental Responsibilities

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As an organization member - 
Graduates who complete our degree program are expected to be have ability to adapt in the working environment changers and organization culture with positive attitudes and passion. 

This theme includes the ability to

  • always see the positive view of every experience getting in the organization.
  • good emotional bind with the organization
  • easily absorb in to the organization culture
  • use the ITC skills for make existing environment to higher level

As a Citizen - Graduates are expected to be sensitive to cultural diversity and to embrace difference. Our graduates are expected to recognize a role for themselves in industry as well as Society to use the knowledge of the ICT in the goodwill of the social, cultural, environment and be able to create the forms of future interpersonal communication mechanisms with safety in every aspect inside the global village.

This theme includes the ability to

  • consider the wider application of ICT in local and global issues.
  • adopt to new technology and culture changers.
  • demonstrate awareness of Effective communication with ICT in world events and trends
  • exercise cultural competence and appreciate diversity.
  • participate in community based projects.

 


Year I Semester I
ICT 111 (3) Computer Architecture and Fundamentals of Programming

Year I Semester II
ICT 121 (3) Information Systems (IS)

Year II Semester I
ICT 211 (3) H + G +M Social and Professional Issues in IT
ICT 212 (3) H + G Fundamentals of System Design
ICT 213 (3) H E-Commerce Technology

Year II Semester II
ICT 221 (3) H + G +M Database Management Systems
ICT 222 (3) H + G Applications of System Design
ICT 223 (3) H Barcode Technology

Year III Semester I
ICT 311 (3) H + G +M Advanced Web Development
ICT 312 (3) H + G* Data Communication and Computer Network
ICT 313 (3) H + G* Advanced Mathematics for ICT
ICT 314 (3) H Object Oriented System Design
ICT 315 (3) H Application of Open Sources Software

Year III Semester II
ICT 321 (3) H + G +M Application of Interactive Multimedia Design
ICT 322 (3) H + G* Computer Hardware Technology and Troubleshooting
ICT 323 (3) H + G* Computer Aided Design (CAD)
ICT 324 (3) H Graphics Design Applications
ICT 325 (3) H Application of System Development
ICT 326 (3) G* Scientific Report Writing

Year IV Semester I
ICT 411 (3) H Research Methods
ICT 412 (3) H Audio and Video Editing Technology
ICT 413 (3) H Open Source Web Development
ICT 414 (3) H Object Oriented Programming Languages
ICT 415 (3) H ICT Base Interactive Learning & Teaching Methods

Year IV Semester II
ICT421 (6) H Dissertation / Practical Training

G* required to follow by the students who offer Information Communication Technology as the major subject in the general degree only.

 
 
SLQF Level  
Credits Honors
General
Medium of Instruction Sinhala / English
Duration 04 Year Special
03 Year General 
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