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).


Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme duration :
Minimum 4Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
3 Passes in GCE (A/L) in any Stream or Passes in OUSL foundation courses equivalent to 3 A/L subjects or Any other equivalent qualification or a higher qualification acceptable to the senate AND passing the selection test
Issuing of applications :
27th December 2019
Closing Date for Applications:
28th January 2020
Selection test:
15th February 2020 - 10.30am – 12.00 noon
Registration of Students :
04th April 2020


Application Fee: 600/=
Rs. 3000/= per credit
Full course amount(Approx.)= Rs.390, 000/= + Other facilitation fees
Curriculum    Award Requied    Course Synopses

For more details or Contact the coordinator, Mr. N.A. R. Priyanka and Miss. B.B.M.W.P.Gunarathna for further details.
Address :
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng/ OUSL/ Nawala
Contact :
011 288 1272
Email :
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