The Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (DIST) is your passport to a highly lucrative career in the IT field. The programme is designed in a way that a student who successfully completes the Diploma can find a placement immediately in the IT industry and earn a Bachelor of Software Engineering Degree (confirming to IEEE/ACM curriculum guidelines) while being employed.

The programme offers a set of carefully designed industry-oriented subjects that closely align with the needs of the industry. Special emphasis has been placed to include strong practical skills as well as soft skills sought by the IT companies.

The programme is delivered through online classes, face-to-face interaction, laboratory sessions and printed course materials. Industry-oriented courses are conducted by experts from the industry.

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Diploma Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme Duration :
Minimum 01 Year
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Information Systems / Information Technology
3 passes at GCE (A/L) or equivalent / higher qualifications acceptable to the senate of the OUSL
Accepting online applications :
26th November 2017
Closing Date for Applications :
08th January 2018
Last date for requesting exemptions :
10th January 2018

* Dully filled applications needs to be submitted on or before the closing date with a payment of Rs. 500.00

  • Application Fee: Rs. 600/=
  • Course fee for a student is calculated as given below.
1 Credit = Rs. 2,300/=
This Diploma programme is conducted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology.

Address :
Coordinator: Diploma in Information Systems and Technology, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.
Contact :
(011) 2881081, (011) 2881000 Ext. 581
Email :
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