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Coventry University Degree Programmes at NIBM Launched

For the past fifty years the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) has produced thousands of IT professionals to the industry annually. As the pioneer in IT education in Sri Lanka, NIBM has always striven to update its IT courses to match the global industry requirements and to make sure that the knowledge and the training the students receive are of international standard.
The School of Computing at NIBM offers a wide array of full time and part time Certificates, Advanced Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Higher National Diplomasfor the students who have completed G.C.E O/L and G.C.E A/Land to the professionals who are either in the IT industry and seeking to gain a recognized qualification or to the professionals who would like to start a career in the IT field.
Since 1996 NIBM has also been collaborating with world class universities and offering Degrees in IT. The latest collaboration is with Coventry University of UK.
Coventry University is recognized as UK’s top 12 university and number 1 among modern universities of UK. It has been awarded Gold for outstanding teaching and learning and is joint 1st in UK for teaching excellence. Coventry University Graduates have excellent career prospects with 97% of the graduates employed or in higher studies just 6 months after graduating.
The NIBM launched three IT Degree Programmes recently in collaboration with Coventry University, namely BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business and BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking and Network Security.
BSc (Hons) Computing Degree is designed to produce graduates who will have high level of knowledge across a variety of computing technologies. Students will learn principles of computer science, such as mathematics, algorithms, data structures and ethics; as well as be competentin programming, user centred design, web development and mobile application development.
BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business (ITB) Degree is aimed at applicants who wish to advance their skills in Computing for Business enhancement. Today’s businesses are faced with the challenges rising from global competition and technological change. Students of this Degree will be prepared to meet these challenges by learning the fundamentals of Software Development and applications that will drive business strategies and competitiveness in an international market.
Network Security is fast becoming the most pressing and least understood problem for many individuals, businesses and nations. The landscape itself is difficult to visualize, built on layer upon layer of evolving computing equipment, networks, protocols and software. The ways in which it can be exploited are innumerable, with new vulnerabilities discovered daily.
The BSc Ethical Hacking and Network Security course has been designed to produce graduates who have a good theoretical understanding of Network Security, hacking, digital forensics and the underlying computer science.
Network Security skills are in high demand by employers. Graduates of this Degree will secure rewarding jobs with security companies, large corporations and government organizations.
Students who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Computer Based Information Systems, Higher National Diploma in Software Engineering or Higher National Diploma in Computer Networks at NIBM can directly join the third year of the Degree programme.
Students who have followed theDiploma in Computer System Design, Software Engineering or Computer Networks and having two years of IT related working experience can also enroll for the third year of the degree programme. After the Higher National Diploma/Diploma, the Degree program would span over for two years on part time basis.

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