The Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) programme aims to produce quality, skilful graduates in this rapidly developing discipline, which covers one of the major fields of computing according to the ACM/IEEE curriculum guidelines. The degree has been specially designed in response to the industry demand to produce graduate software engineers.

For those who aspire to become software architects, software engineers, system analysts, and QA engineers this programme would be of immense value. The duration of the program is four (4) years, however, if a student possesses accepted formal post-secondary educational qualifications at the entrance, he/she may complete the program within period of three (3) years.

This programme explores the design, construction and implementation of large, complex software systems, which meet information processing challenges, subject to constraints such as cost, time and risk management. Students should complete core units in computer science, programming, software engineering, mathematics and Quality Assurance and Testing. Special attention is given to making students proficient in communication skills.

Applications will be issued at all OUSL Regional Centres and Study Centres (except Trincomalee, Hatton and Kuliyapitiya).

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme duration :
Minimum 3
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
3 A/L passes or equivalent qualification AND one year intermediate level/diploma level qualification

Courses exempted for year 2014-2025
Issuing of applications :
22nd October 2017
Closing Date for Applications:
22nd November 2017
Selection test and interviews:
10th December 2017
Registration of Students :


Application Fee: 600/=
Fees comprise of the tuition fee, fee for the induction program and the facilities fee.
Tuition fee: Rs. 2,700/= per credit
Fee for EGAP- LEE3410 course is Rs. 4,800 .
Facilities Fee is Rs.2000 to be paid annually (This fee may increase annually).
Instructions to Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) Applicants

For more details or Contact the coordinator, Ms. Jasmine Nanayakkara for further details.
Address :
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng/ OUSL/ Nawala
Contact :
Email :
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