Duration - 4 Years (Full time)

BSc (Honors) in Data Science programme at NSBM Faculty of Computing is carefully designed in line with the latest ACM and IEEE guidelines for Data Science undergraduate awards and aims to produce graduates with the required skills and knowledge in core and emerging trends in the technological and business disciplines.

During the first year, students will develop their foundational knowledge in computing, which is mandatory to absorb Data Science related concepts and their applications. From second year onwards, gradually the Data Science flavor of the degree programme is escalating. In the third year, whilst sharpening their skills on data science, they ought to fulfill a mandatory industry placement. In the fourth year, they are being guided to pursue an individual research project to showcase the expertise they have developed through the Programme.


  • UGC Approved 4-year honor’s degree with a full emphasize towards Data Science.
  • A diverse choice of elective modules to choose from, in their final year of studies, to cater to individual preferences and specializations.
  • Includes mandatory industry placement and supervised research projects element.
  • Creating the foundation for a rewarding lucrative carrier in Data Science.

Aims of the Program

  • Develop proficiency in analysis of complex problems and synthesize software solutions with the latest concept for an organization/ individual.
  • Develop lone learning aptitude to acquire new knowledge required for an assignment which associated with novel concepts.
  • Admire intellectual works of others and to abide by industry norms and ethics stipulated by professional bodies.
  • Satisfy the academic criteria required for the membership of professional institutions.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Programming in C
  • Database Management Systems
  • Professional Development
  • Object Oriented Programming with Java
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Fundamentals of Computer Architecture
  • Data Communication and Networks
  • Web Based Application Development

Year 2

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Data Programming with R
  • Statistics for Data Science
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Development of Enterprise Applications I
  • System Fundamentals
  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Data Science in Python
  • Ethics in Data Science

Year 3

  • Web Mining
  • Advanced Statistics for Data Science
  • Data Warehousing & Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Advanced database Management Systems
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Internship
  • Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Big Data Analytics

Year 4

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Big Data Programming
  • DS Honors Award Project
  • Urban Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science Trends and Applications
  • Deep Learning
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Development of Enterprise Applications II


Three Passes in Physical Science, Biological Science, Arts, Technology, or Commerce streams in a single sitting, at one of the following examinations or equivalent foreign qualifications is the minimum entry requirement.

  • G.C.E. Advanced Level examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka.
  • G.C.E Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK (London A/L).
  • International Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK.
  • G.S.E Advanced Level examination conducted by Cambridge International Examination, UK

*The students from non-STEM (Non-physical Science background) are required to follow the 4-month bridging program offered by the NSBM, Faculty of Computing. This program will cover Foundational Mathematics, Computational Thinking and English and Communication Skills.

  • Year 1 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 2 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 3 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 4 - 700,000 LKR
  • Registration Fee - 10,000 LKR
  • Library Fee - 5,000 LKR
Four Years (Full Time)
2,800,000 LKR
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The fee for each semester is 350,000 LKR

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