M.Sc. in Computer Science

The above course has been designed for those who are interested in pursuing higher studies in the field of Computer Science. The curriculum of this program is designed to provide students with a good grasp of core contents of Computer Science which any professional in the subject is expected to know, to foster logical and analytical thought, independent study, self motivation and communication skills, to make aware of research results and latest trends in the key areas of the subject, to provide opportunities to gain practical experience of computing, using modern hardware and software, in order to provide motivation for and deeper understanding of material taught in formal lectures, to produce graduates with sound knowledge in both theory and practice in Computer Science, including current emerging technologies and experimental learning, to prepare students to contribute to the computing profession upon graduation and to provide the necessary background required to read for a Ph.D. in Computer Science

Target Group

  • Those who need academic qualifications in Computer Science.
  • Those who are planning to start a career or already employed in a computing environment.
  • Those who teach Computer Science or ICT in schools or universities or other educational institutes


  1. Bachelors degree from a recognized university or any other equivalent qualification in the field of Computer Science or ICT that would be acceptable to the Faculty of Applied Science and the senate of the university.
  2. All lectures, practical classes and examinations are conducted in English. Therefore, the candidates must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Selection Procedure

A written examination and an interview will be held to select the candidates when the number of applicants exceeds the maximum number that can be accommodated. Analytical skills, logical skills and ability of English will be tested in the written examination. During the interview, eligibility requirements, ability to follow the M.Sc. program and the spoken ability of English will be assessed


Application forms and program details can be obtained from the office of the Deputy Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, in person or by post. Those who wish to obtain an application form and the program details by post could do so by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope 10’’ x 12’’ in size to the Deputy Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda. Application forms and the paying in vouchers are available at the department’s website (www.dscs.sjp.ac.lk). Completed application form with the paying in vouchers for the application fee of Rs. 500/- should be submitted to the Deputy Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, on or before November 30, 2012

Application form


Program details

Duration: Two (02) years

Course Fee: Rs. 195,000/-
In addition, library fee, examination fee and registration fee should be payable at the time of registration.
Lectures and practical classes will be conducted on Saturdays (between 8.00am to 5.30pm) and Sundays (8.00am to 12.15pm)

Closing date of applications: November 30, 2012

For further information
Dr. T.G.I. Fernando
(Coordinator – M.Sc. in Computer Science)
Department of Statistics and Computer Science,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda
Mobile: 071-4497227
Office: 011-2758388
Email: gishantha@dscs.sjp.ac.lk


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