Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours

The Program

The Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours (BSEHons) programme aims to produce quality, skillful 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 a shorter period.

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.

All Day schools, lab sessions and discussions will be conducted in English medium

Special attention is given to making students proficient in communication skills

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Our Partnerships

The OUSL has formed a close collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association for Software Service Companies (SLASSCOM), the largest association for companies exporting software. Experts from SLASSCOM member companies have provided input to the design of the curricula to ensure that the graduates of the program have the right attributes and qualities expected by the software industry. SLASSCOM member companies will also provide internship opportunities and scholarships for those with the right attitude and aptitude. We would also like to suggest that you take up the challenges listed at the FutureCareersBridge site maintained by SLASSCOM, so you can get a head start on developing  IT skills that will help you to secure internships as well as help in successfully completing the BSE degree program.

Program Delivery

The OUSL will use a technology-supported distance delivery model to deliver the programme.  A  Learner Management System (LMS), will be used to manage the learner activities and provide access to materials. Tutorial support will be provided through discussion forums and other facilities available in the LMS. A panel of dedicated tutorial support staff will be coordinating small groups of students and provide individual assistance when required. 

The study programme will be delivered through all 28 regional centres of the OUSL located in Anuradhapura, Badulla, Batticaloa, Colombo, Jaffna, Kandy, Kurunegala, Matara and Ratnapura,  and study centres in Ambalangoda, Ambalantota, Ampara, Bandarawela, Galle, Gampaha, Hatton, Kalutara, Kegalle, Kilinochchi, Kuliyapitiya, Mannar, Matale, Monaragala, Mullaitivu, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam, Trincomalee, Vavuniya. Students will be able to access computer laboratories with high-speed internet connectivity at these centres.

Inauguration 3rd Group

Date: 25th Nov 2021
Time: 4 – 5.30pm

Add-Drop period for BSE 2021/2022 Batch 1 and Batch 2 are  Open till 30th October 2021

Registration for BSE 2021/2022 Batch 3 will be open till 2nd November 2021

Programme Code  :
Programme Category :
   Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by  :
   Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme duration  :
   Minimum 4 Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
  • Passes for any Three GCE A/L subjects (excluding General IT (GIT) and General English) in any number of sittings OR
  • Completed any Advanced Certificate Program offered by the OUSL   OR
  • C passes in any three subjects in Cambridge/Edexcel Advanced Level Examination OR
  • Any other equivalent or higher qualifications acceptable to the Senate
Any applicant who wishes to apply under “Any other Qualification acceptable to the Senate”, must complete the form given below and send it to Manager/CITES before the given deadline.   
Application closing date for  2021/2022 (3rd cycle) has been extended till 25th September 2021


  • Pass the Selection Test

Entry Qualification for :

  1. Computer Science(CS) Degree
    A minimum of three (03) Pass grades at the Advanced Level Examination, in three (03) subjects, from among Applied Mathematics, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Combined Mathematics, Higher Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Pure Mathematics, Zoology, and Agriculture

  2. Information Technology (IT) Degree and Information System (IS) Degree
    A minimum of three (03) Pass grades at the Advanced Level Examination, in three (03) subjects, from among the Streams: Physical Science, Biological Science, Commerce, Arts, and Technology.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will conduct a series of pre-orientation webinars to present the details about the study program. If you wish to participate, please register with the link given under Pre-orientation. 

Sit for the selection test on the given Date and Time – online.
Selection Test dates is 04th October 2021 (2.00 pm – 3.00 pm online)

Application submission deadline is 25th September 2021 (3rd cycle) and another Date for the Selection Test will be announced shortly
Application Fee                            Rs. 600.00
Registration Fee                          Rs. 600.00
Facilities Fee                                Rs. 1,500.00
Library facilities                           Rs. 200.00
Request for exemptions             Rs. 60 / credit
Start@OUSL (Compulsory)        Rs. 5,500.00

Course fees – Rs. 3000 per credit.

(In an year a student may take upto 32 – 33 credits and to graduate a  student must pass 130 credits)

Bursaries and Scholarship opportunities are available at OUSL for those who require financial assistance.


For more details Contact the coordinators via the Help Desk

Address :
  Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng/ OUSL/ Nawala
Contact :
  +94 11 288 1081,
  +94 70 181 9239 Tamil and English medium
  +94 70 181 9240 Sinhala and English medium
  +94 70 181 9241 English medium
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