First Intake 2013

 

Background

In 2002, UCSC was successful in obtaining a large Japanese grant – amounting to 390 million of Japanese Yen – to establish Advanced Digital Media Technology Centre (ADMTC) under the project titled “Human Resource Development in Information Technology through capacity building of the University of Colombo School of Computing”. This project was implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a Project Type Technical Cooperation Programme between The Government of Japan and the Government of Sri Lanka. The centre was equipped with multimedia laboratories, a professional Digital Recording Studio and funding for collaborative research project with leading Japanese universities to build the capacity in the field of Web Based Teaching (WBT) and Multimedia Technology. Also the project has trained a number of staff members in Multimedia Technology.

From the year 1998, UCSC has gained experience in conducting many international training programmes to promote multimedia technology through Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) funded by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) to provid an opportunity to improve the knowledge and the techniques of the the participants, who are working in the development of information systems engineering at various work places from South and Southeast Asian and Pacific countries. For these programmes, 20 participants from 20 countries   were invited. These training programmes enabled us to train more than 400 international students in specific areas such as Systems Engineering, Multimedia and Hypermedia Technology, Digital Video Technology, Multimedia Web Development and Interactive Media Content Development. In 2001, the African Continent (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) was also  included for TCTP with JICA funding. Thereafter, Colombo Plan also funded the participants from Mongolia, Iran & the Philippines. In the year 2000, this project won the JICA Presidential Award for the Best Project among 70 regional projects conducted by JICA.

In 2009, the Master of Information Technology (Multimedia) programme was started with the assistance of several academic staff who received foreign training from several universities in Japan, UK, Australia and many other countries.

 

Master of Information Technology (Multimedia)

The Master of Information Technology (Multimedia) degree is open for anyone who has a degree from a recognized institute or professional qualifications. The first year of the degree programme is designed to provide a very good foundation in Information Technology. The 2nd year will  provide an opportunity for the students to follow 05 core subjects related multimedia/media to acquire knowledge develop practice and apply both reflective and creative abilities through individual and group laboratory work. The main objective of the MIT (Multimedia) is to prepare the students for a career in the professional digital media industry. The graduates are trained to be all-rounded who can work in a wide range of digital areas such as the television industries, media, news, advertisement, radio, web content generation, and corporate blogging industry. This programme also covers a wide range of Information Technology subjects needed for the students.

After the completion of the programme, the graduates will apply their practical skills in a systematic way for multimedia design, development and the management of media and digital projects. They will also have practical experiences in a wide range of industrial standard tools both in systems and in the creative sectors.

 

Duration

Two year part time course of four semesters (15 weeks per semester):

Lectures on Fridays 5.30pm – 7.30pm and Saturdays 8.00 am-4.00pm

a) Course fees for Local Candidates:  Rs. 300,000/-
b) Course fees for Foreign Candidates
– SAARC Countries : US$ 2500/-
– Non SAARC Countries :US$ 3000/-

 

Entry Qualifications

A Degree from a recognized University or, any other academic or professional qualification judged equivalent to a Degree by the Senate of the University of Colombo.

 

Programme structure of MIT (Multimedia) – 2013/2014

First Semester (Compulsory Courses)

Subjects Credits
MIT1101 –Program Design and Programming 3
MIT1102 – Computer Systems 3
MIT 1103 – Database Systems 3
MIT1104 – Systems Analysis and Design 3

Second Semester (Compulsory Courses)

Subjects Credits
MIT2101 – Computer Networking 3
MIT2102 – Software Engineering 3
MIT2103 – Multimedia Technologies 3
MIT2104 – Rapid Application Development 3

 

3.      Third Semester (compulsory courses)

Each student who takes the multimedia stream, should do the following compulsory courses

Subjects Credits
MIT3102 – Project Management and Professional Issues in IT 3
MIT3121 – Individual Project in Multimedia Technology 8
MIT3122 – Digital Video Production 3
MIT3123 – 3D Modeling, Animation and Visual Effects 3

Each student in the multimedia stream may also select any one from the following optional courses

Subjects Credits
MIT3105 – User Interface Design 3
MIT3106 – Mobile Computing 3

 

 

4.      Fourth Semester (compulsory courses)

Each student  who takes the multimedia stream should do the following compulsory courses

Subjects Credits
MIT3121 – Individual Project in Multimedia Technology −
MIT4121 – Multimedia Systems & Advanced Technologies 3
MIT4122 – Multimedia Web Development 3
MIT4123 – Virtual Reality and Simulation 3

 

 

During the 2nd year of the study, the students will have to complete an Individual Project in Multimedia Technology successfully. A senior staff member of UCSC will be appointed as the supervisor and a mentor to guide the carrying out of this project.

In addition to the above regular courses, a panel of invited professional will be presenting their experience in the field of digital media, television production. Set preparation including lighting setup, audio dubbing & editing and media ethics, as guest lecture series for the course.

 

 

The award of MIT (Multimedia) Degree

A student who has satisfied the following conditions shall be deemed to have qualified to obtain the Degree of Master of Information Technology.

i.    Has obtained a minimum of 50 credits
ii.    Has obtained a minimum of 2.0 of GPA.
iii.   Has obtained a pass for the individual or group project.

 

 

  • A student who has obtained minimum of 3.25 GPA shall be awarded a Distinction Pass.
  • The first attempt marks are considered for the computation of GPA for distinction pass.
  • The best minimum set of courses that exceeds or add up to 50 credits are considered for the calculation GPA.

 

The Human resources, multimedia infrastructure and professional three camera digital studio facilities are available at UCSC. The students will be well versed in working in a team environment and be able to meet challenges right from the beginning of the 3rd semester and up through 4th semester with group and individual projects. The individual and group project will create the technical skills and knowledge together with an understanding of the creative processes and skills required for media content creation.

 

More details about the programme as well as the application procedure for the programme could be obtained fromwww.ucsc.lk