Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

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 in GCE(A/L) in any stream or Passes in any 3 foundation courses at OUSL or Any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the senate AND passing a selection test held on 24th February 2019 at all Regional Centers from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Accepting online applications :
27th December 2019
Closing Date for Applications :
28thJanuary 2020
Last date for requesting exemptions :

Local Students

  • Application Fee: Rs. 600/=
  • Course fee for a student is calculated as given below.

1 Credit = Rs. 2,300/=


Overseas Students
Tuition Fee : US$ 5,184*
 *: In addition to the above fee, are fundable deposit of US$ 1000 will be charged from the foreign students before the registration.  

This Diploma programme is conducted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology.For more details or Contact the coordinator : S. Rajsingham

Address :
Coordinator: Diploma in Information Systems and Technology, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.
Contact :
0112881272 ext.(272)
Email :

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