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Cyber Security

BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security
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DURATION 4 Year(s)
LANGUAGE English
LOCATION Residential Campus
Intake March & September
Mode Of Study Full-time
Format In-person

Cyber Security

According to experts, right now might be the best time to study for a degree in cyber security. With the significant rise in the population preferring to use the internet for banking, sharing sensitive or confidential data, the alarming number of cases of high-profile hacking, the Internet of Things and states considering cyberwarfare as opposed to traditional military tactics, now more than ever the world needs expert cybersecurity professionals. According to Cisco, the US-based multinational digital communications technology conglomerate, currently, there are one million global job openings for cyber security professionals and the demand is only expected to grow. Cyber Security experts are also some of the highest-paid professionals in the world. As the rise of cyber-related activity increases and we walk into a smarter world powered by technologies such as AI, a graduate with a strong background in cyber security will be in great demand, be it in business, security, or governance.

The Bachelor of Science Hons. in IT programme in Cyber Security offered by SLTC, has been designed to produce a career-ready graduate with in-depth knowledge of computer science and related disciplines, well-honed technical skills, and considerable exposure to the workings of the global IT industry. The graduate will be capable of minimising cyber threats and increasing the security aspect of software including cloud solutions.
Our graduates are trained by the best professionals the industry has to offer and are exposed to the industry at an early age. Each of our graduates is placed in internships with top IT and Tech companies in the country and some abroad prior to their graduation.

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this programme

IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE…

Creative, detail-oriented problem solvers with an interest in technology

Wanting to specialize in identifying vulnerabilities and designing, implementing, and managing technologies to protect virtual systems

Seeking entrepreneurial opportunities in related industries

LOOKING FOR…

A globally recognised undergraduate degree
Opportunities to work closely with the industry

An innovative learning process that allows students to apply theory into practice

Global internship opportunities

Engage in groundbreaking research at the forefront of the discipline

TO BECOME

Highly skilled professionals with expertise in the discipline

Policymakers, Forensics, Law enforcement and Legal professionals specialised in Cyber Security

A part of a global community of highly skilled and sought-after professionals serving a diverse range of industries

Eligibility Criteria

General intake

(i) Three (3) Simple passes (“S”) in Physical Science stream or Engineering Technology stream in one and the same sitting at the GCE A/L (Advanced Level)
Examination conducted by the Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka or
equivalent qualification.; Or

(ii) Three (3) Simple passes (“S”) in any stream in one and the same sitting at the GCE A/L (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by the Department of
Examinations of Sri Lanka or equivalent qualification and a Credit Pass (“C”) in Mathematics at the GCE O/L (Ordinary Level) Examination conducted by the
Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka or equivalent qualification with the SLTC bridging programme.

RECOGNITION

RECOGNISED BY THE UGC

This degree has been recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC)

UGC

MEMBER OF ACU

SLTC Research University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

ACU

Frequently Asked Questions

Does SLTC provide internship opportunities for students?
Absolutely! SLTC is committed to enhancing your educational experience, and we offer internships to all our students through our dedicated Office of Industry Liaison. Our internship programs are designed to provide valuable real-world exposure, bridging the gap between academia and industry.
Are there on-campus accommodation facilities available?
Yes, we understand the importance of a comfortable and secure living environment for our students. SLTC provides both on-campus and off-campus hostel facilities. To secure your accommodation, please visit www.hostels.sltc.ac.lk and make a reservation at your convenience.
Are there any scholarship opportunities at SLTC?
Certainly! SLTC is proud to present ENTECH, a merit-based scholarship program. This initiative aims to recognize and support exceptional students. For detailed information on eligibility criteria and application procedures, feel free to contact us at 0112 100 500. Investing in your education is an investment in your future, and we are here to help you succeed.
What is the application and admission procedure at SLTC?
To embark on your academic journey with SLTC, the process is straightforward. Simply complete the application form and submit it along with the required documents. Additionally, a registration fee is applicable to secure your admission to the chosen program. We believe in making the admission process as smooth as possible, ensuring you can focus on what matters most – your education.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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INFORMATION EVENTS

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

The Cyber Security degree program at SLTC is a four-year undergraduate program that covers a broad range of topics in the field of cyber security.

The curriculum includes courses in Cyber Security Domains and Tools, Network Security, Advanced Cryptography and Digital Forensics.

In addition to the below listed modules, the Winning Edge Undergraduate Skill Development Programme of SLTC is offered to the students with the objective of producing multitalented professionals equipped with the necessary skills and competencies on the four skills of
communication:
Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening, in English medium.

The modules are conducted in four
levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum based on the competency level of the students. Completion of this full programme is a mandatory graduation requirement.

Year 1

Semester 1:
CCS1300 Programming Concepts
CCS1301 Computer Systems
CCS1302 Internet Technologies
CCS1310 Professional Practice
CCS1311 Mathematics for Computing (with Programming)
SMA0301 Pre-Calculus

Semester 2:
CCS1303 Object Oriented Programming
CCS1304 Data Technologies
CCS1305 Communication Protocols and Models
CCS2301 Business Analysis and Software Design
SMA0302 Introductory Calculus
CCS3302 Entrepreneurship & Start-up Culture

Year 2

Semester 1:
CCS2300 Data Structures and Algorithms
CCS1306 Information Security
CCS2302 Cloud Computing Fundamentals
SMA1301 Intermediate Calculus
CEA2301 Effective Communication
CCS2310 Programming with Vectors and Matrices

Semester 2:
CCS2303 Operating Systems and Platforms
CCS2311 Human Factors in Computer Systems
SMA2306 Probability & Statistics
CCS2360 Technology Challenge Competition 1
SMA2202 Linear Algebra
CCS2313 Project Management

Year 3

Semester 1
SMA2307 Discrete Mathematics
CCS3304 Cyber Security Domains and Tools
CCS3305 Cyber Law, Regulations and Policies
CCS4330 Network Security
CCS3360 Technology Challenge Competition 2

Semester 2:
CCS3302 Introduction to Research Methods
CCS3440 Artificial Intelligence
CCS3317 Advanced Cryptography
CCS3318 Digital Forensics
CCS3301 Final Year Project I

Year 4

Semester 1:
CCS4340 Machine Learning
IHM1301 Human Behavior and Ethics
CCS4301 Final Year Project II
SMA2305 Numerical Analysis
CDS43X1 Technical Elective 1
CDS43X2 Technical Elective 2

Semester 2:
CCS4601 Industrial Training
CDS43X3 Technical Elective 3
CDS43X4 Technical Elective 4

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Academic panel

Sampath Deegalla
Dr. Sampath Deegalla Dean of Faculty of Computing & IT
Mahima Weerasinghe
Dr. Mahima Weerasinghe Department Head
Swapna Premasiri
Ms. Swapna Premasiri Department Head

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course fees

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Payment and Refund Policy

1 . Refunds – Registration Fee/ Down Payment/ Semester Payments

1.1. Students are refunded their registration fee/Down Payment in the following circumstances and all the refunds are facilitated only within a year.

a. Students who enroll pending results will be entitled to a refund of the course fee in the event such student fails to achieve the minimum requirement of 3 advanced level simple passes. Proof of A/L results will be a mandatory requirement to be eligible for a refund.

b. If a paid student is selected to follow the degree under the MOHE loan scheme within the first semester

c. A qualified Doctor’s recommendation is given to the student, that the student is unable to participate in academic activities due to mental or physical conditions.

1.2. University Semester fees are refunded only when a student fails the GCE Advanced Level examination. In all other cases, students must pay the semester fee.

1.3. If a student gets selected to MOHE after the 1st Semester completion, the university will not refund the paid amount but will allow them to continue the degree as MOHE students.

2 . Invoicing

2.1. Invoices are raised based on the time of registration, prevailing discount schemes, and timing of the payment scheme selected by the student. Further, all invoices must be settled within the specified period mentioned on the invoice.

3 . Penalties

3.1. Management may charge penalty charges based on the late payment dates and the penalty rates will be changed based on the discretion of the management.

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People's Bank

Account name: SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd

Account No: 204-1001-00008426

NDB Bank

Account name: SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd

Account No: 101000613388

Seylan Bank

Account name: SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd

Account No: 0670-13076403001

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Your future path

Internships and Training
Making our graduates industry-ready, and enhancing their capacities to integrate into evolving technological advancements, is paramount for us. Ensuring the future-readiness of our young technologists for them
to take on the industry, is at the forefront of our mission. Which is why they are trained at top-tier local and international organisations prior to their graduation.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Development
Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at SLTC Research University was established to promote a culture of entrepreneurship among our graduates and staff through entrepreneurship research, education and a start-up support system. In 2021 SLTC Launched “SLTC Ventures”, a signature programme to incubate entrepreneurship ventures of graduates and staff of SLTC.

Career Opportunities
A world of opportunities awaits the SLTC Graduate; Competent,
Confident and Charismatic. These are a few roles that our
graduates can pursue

Chief Information Security Officer
Forensic Computer Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Penetration Tester
Security Architect
IT Security Engineer
Security Systems Administrator
IT Security Consultant

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