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Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - 2021-11-21

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Launching New Cyber Security Degree

EDUCATION TIMES

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), a pioneering non-state higher education institute in Sri Lanka, has expanded its long- standing partnership with Curtin University, Australia to offer Curtin University full degree programmes in Computing and Engineering at the SLIIT INTERNATIONALCampus in Colombo. Sri Lankan students can now complete a full Australian university degree in Sri Lanka. This is a blessing for Sri Lankan students when overseas travel for higher education is not an option due to health and security concerns. However, students enrolling in Curtin University degree programmes at SLIIT INTERNATIONAL will have the opportunity to transfer to Curtin Campuses in Australia, if they wish, when international travel becomes feasible. Curtin is a world-renowned university ranked in the top 1% of universities globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities ( ARWU – 2021). This makes Curtin University the highest ranked university to offer Computing and Engineering degrees for completion in Sri Lanka. SLIIT is a leading non-state higher education institute in Sri Lanka approved by the University Grants Commission/ Ministry of Education to offer degrees in several disciplines. SLIIT Faculty of Computing is the largest Computing faculty in the country and has been in operation for more than 20 years. Not surprisingly, SLIIT Computing graduates comprise more that 65% of the ICT workforce in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan students now have the privilege of completing a Computing degree of Curtin University with SLIIT, a pioneer in IT education, at the state-of-the-art SLIIT International Campus in Colombo. Students may choose from the following degree programmes. Students pursuing the Curtin University Bachelor of Computing (Cyber Security) at SLIIT INTERNATIONAL will gain comprehensive knowledge in data protection and computer software security. Students will gain skills to understand the various aspects of data and individual rights protection while being able to implement appropriate applications when needed. With the rapid growth of users, programmes and devices in this time and age, the need for data and computer protection is rising. The growing amount of data – much of which is confidential or sensitive – emphasizes the need for proper online protection methods. With cyber threats still being an obscure concept to most, the knowledge for identifying and creating strong cyber security strategies, and skills to implement them is crucial to the current world. Bachelor of Information Technology course ensures graduates are experts in programming and computing and can address even the most complicated and intricate problems. The career prospects include employment as information technologists, computer scientists, software engineers, programmers, and other computing professionals. Bachelor of Computing ( Software Engineering) develops expertise in software engineering that incorporates the latest technologies in the design and implementation of large-scale software systems for commercial purposes. They receive a strong foundation in computer science, with emphasis on software requirements gathering, design, implementation, and testing. This course aims to produce graduates who are well-versed in the principles of design, measurement, and analysis applied in the context of the development of software-based systems. Bachelor of Science ( Computer Systems & Networking) enables students to gain a thorough understanding of computer networks. Students develop skills in network design and management, convergence of IT and telecommunications, embedded systems, computer hardware and software, real-time systems, and IT technical support. Upon completion of the chosen degree, students will have wide career prospects including opportunities as network engineer, games developer, information technology administrator, analyst (Information Technology), programmer ( Information Technology), and information technology support technician. The next intake for Curtin Computing degrees is scheduled for commencement in February 2022 at the brand new SLIIT INTERNATIONAL Campus in the heart of Colombo. Starting in January 2022, students will be provided with a comprehensive training to develop skills necessary to complete the degree programmes successfully. Registrations are now open;for more information, students may contact SLIIT INTERNATIONAL’s student recruitment team through curtin@ sliit. lk or by phone 076 555 8989.

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