BIT Inaugaration Chancellor Deshamanya Dr. Roland Silva Vice Chancellor Prof. Ananda K W Jayawardane Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Rahula A Attalage Dean, Faculty of Engineering Prof. Asoka Karunananda Chairman Dr. Ranga Rodrigo Administrator Mrs. Visakha Korale Architecture Engineering Civil, Chemical, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Resources Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Telecommunication, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical , Textile and Clothing, Transport and Logistics Management Information Technology Computational Mathematics, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, BIT External Degree Ph.D. M.Phil. MBA M.Sc. P.G. Diploma B.Sc. Eng. Hons. B.Sc. in Transport and Logistics Management Bachelor of Design Bachelor of Architecture B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying B.Sc. in Facilities Management B.Sc. in Town & Country Planning B.Sc. in IT B.Sc. in Information Technology and Management BIT External Degree IEEEXtreme 2009: world champions, 700 teams IEEEXtreme 2011: 2nd and 9th place in the world, 1500 teams Google Summer of Code: highest submissions, and completions in the world Inexus International Robot Competition: 2008 and 2012 champions Performance criteria Duration Credit requirements Hand Book Lateral entry HNDIT, SLIATE1 Lateral entry BIT (Bachelor of Information Technology External Degree) Exit Diploma Exit Certificate Exit A/L (or an equivalent, any stream) 1 HNDIT (SLIATE) qualified applicants are exempted from most of the course modules in the certificate level and several course modules in the diploma level. Other qualifications need University Senate approval. Flexibility is the key Time and space constraints minimized Can take longer to complete, lateral entry/exit Can do part-time, while working Technology can help a lot Limited human teacher support Supported through partner organizations Learner commitment, discipline needed New language (medium of instruction) New learning mode: Blended: at partners (ESOFT, IDM) with online and distance learning New subject matter May require unlearning some learnt stuff E.g., how you learn Need to figure out what works best for you Technology Access to a computer with Internet connection Software to use and view learning resources ▪ Web browser, PDF reader, media players, plug-ins ▪ Software or viewers for special formats Software to complete assignments/activities ▪ OpenOffice or Microsoft Office ▪ Specific courses may have requirements (e.g., Java) Technology skills Using a computer, computer devices ▪ E.g., mouse, keyboard, flash drives, head phone+mic,… Managing files and folders Using email Using the web, searching on the web Basic security matters, passwords, ethical practices Each course module is assigned a credit value based on the student’s expected workload. For a typical module extending over one semester, 1 credit is assumed to involve about 4 study hours per week for 14 weeks. Continuous Assessments: laboratory work, quizzes, discussions, presentations, mid-term examinations, term papers, and assignments. Final Examination Final Project: proposal, mid-evaluation, demonstration, final evaluation A student who is unsuccessful in the end-ofsemester examination would be given a grade I and allowed to upgrade to a maximum grade C, at a later examination. Benchmark Grade Grade Point Description 85 and above A+ 4.2 75 to 84 A 4.0 70 to 74 A- 3.7 65 to 69 B+ 3.3 60 to 64 B 3.0 55 to 59 B- 2.7 50 to 54 C+ 2.3 45 to 49 C 2.0 Pass 40 to 44 C- 1.5 Weak pass 35 to 39 D 1.0 Conditional 34 and below I 0.0 Incomplete F 0.0 Fail Excellent Good P Pass (Non-GPA) T Absent D or above: required to earn credit for a course module. I (incomplete): continuous assessment requirements satisfied and failed in the end-semester examination. By repeating only the end-semester examination the grades I, D or C- can be improved up to a C grade and considered for calculating Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA). F (fail): must repeat both continuous assessment and the end-ofsemester components. The maximum grade awarded for repeating a course module will be a C and it will be used for calculating SGPA. T: continuous assessments requirements satisfied, but absent for the final examination. The student is allowed to sit for the examination as a first attempt candidate at a subsequent occasion. Only the highest grade achieved for each course module will be entered on student’s permanent record. SGPA: Semester Grade Point Average Weighted average of grade points in a semester GPA: Grade Point Average Weighted average of grade points up to a given point in time Non-GPA courses not taken for calculation The GPA achieved at Level 3 only will be used for in awarding of classes GPA 3.70 or above 3.30 – 3.69 2.70 - 3.29 2.00 – 2.69 Academic Standing First Class Second Class – Upper Division Second Class – Lower Division Pass Dean’s List: 3.80 or greater in a semester, offering a minimum of 15 credits Certificate (Level 1) Diploma (Level 2) Degree (Level 3) • A minimum of 36 credits in total including 2 Non-GPA credits in the Level 1 • Certificate and a minimum of 39 credits in total from modules offered in the Level 2 • Diploma and a minimum of 40 credits from modules offered in Level 3 CODL Moodle: http://lms.codl.lk. Need to login Course notes Discussions Assignment submission “Turning in someone else's work as your own Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not” Source: http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_plagiarism.html Use the official email address to communicate Please let the CODL know if you are experiencing any difficulty Who is a graduate? University of Moratuwa seal. Life-long learning. Innovation.