Foundation in Information Technology (FIT)

The Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) programme aims at enhancing the literacy and competency in using basic computer applications together with analytical thinking and communicational skills required for school leavers. Hence, Mathematics and English Language for Information Communication Technology (ICT) are considered as two other important supporting subject domains.

FIT is a pre-degree programme that prepares students who are willing to read for their first degree. It is designed for anyone irrespective of the study streams they have followed in Advanced Level (secondary education. Recent statistics show many students who register for degree programmes fail due to lack of ICT competency, language skills and mathematical background. This tendency is very high in external degree programmes. Hence, FIT was designed to address these issues of undergraduate studies.

At the same time, FIT is an alternative qualification for students who do not posse A/L qualifications to enroll into the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) programme. However, those who register for BIT should have completed studies up to Ordinary Level in school curriculum.

FIT is also a certification programme for employment seekers or school leavers to justify their knowledge and skills in ICT for their future endeavors. University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), which is the most reputed higher education institute in the field of computer science and Information Communication Technology in Sri Lanka, will issue these certificates once you successfully complete relevant assessment of the FIT programme.

The FIT, Foundation in Information Technology, programme consists of three courses, namely, ICT Applications (FIT 103), English for ICT (FIT 203) and Mathematics for ICT (FIT 303). e-Learning based online system will be available for all registered students to follow courses at any time during the day. e-Testing based system will be used for the evaluation once the student is ready to take the test at University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) etesting lab. Hence, students could start the programme at any time during the year and they can take exams at any month during the year at testing centres. At the same time, several private institutes conduct face to face classes based on the FIT syllabuses.

 

General information

Course Details

Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) programme consists of three courses and all examinations are conducted only in English medium offered by University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Sri Lanka

Duration

4 Months 

Course Level

Foundation Level

Study Time Period

Weekdays or Weekends,  Morning / Evening classes available 

Medium of Language

Courses will conduct in English medium

Delevery Mode

Live Online via ZOOM

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

FIT for BIT

Students who pass all three e-Tests will be qualified to register for the BIT degree programme if they have passed G. C. E. (O/L) exam with two credit pass for English and Mathematics. However, these students will not receive the final FIT certificate until they successfully complete all FIT practical exams. Hence, completion of three e-Tests of the FIT programme will be considered only as an alternative qualification to register for the BIT programme. At the same time, we recommend all school leavers to consider following the FIT programme since it will give them an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills before they start their first degree in any educational institute.

Programme Structure

What are the available Courses?
Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) programme consists of three courses and all examinations are conducted only in English medium.

FIT 103: ICT Applications
This course provides basic ICT (Information and Communication Technology) knowledge and skills required for the office environment. It ensures that the learner possesses required knowledge and skills to use office applications competently. It encompasses eight modules: (1) Computing for the Society, (2) Introduction to Computers, (3) Word Processing for Electronic Documents, (4) Spreadsheets for Calculation, (5) Multimedia and Electronic Presentation, (6) Data and Databases, (7) The Internet and Web Applications, and (8) Programming. Also, students could use Microsoft Office 365 as the office package when they sit for examination. There will be a two-hour Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) based e-Test and a two-hour practical test for Fundamentals of Computing course.

You can find the detailed syllabus here - FIT 103 (effective from February 2020)

FIT 203: English for ICT
This course has been designed to provide language and communication skills in English from beginners to intermediate learners who want to pursue studies as well as careers in Information Communication Technology (ICT). All four areas of competency in English language, such as Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing will be covered in this syllabus and the learning activities are designed considering ICT working environment. There will be a two-hour Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) based e-Test to evaluate reading, listening capabilities and a two-hour practical test to evaluate speaking and writing skills.

You can find the detailed syllabus here - FIT 203 (effective from February 2020)

FIT 303: Mathematics for ICT
Mathematics plays an important role in Information Technology. The aim of this course is to provide basic mathematical and statistical concepts. After successful completion of this course, the learner will possess problem solving and analytical skills together with required mathematical & statistical knowledge to solve problems in computing. Hence, this will be very useful for anyone who is planning to pursue a carrier in ICT or related sector. There will be a two-hour Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) based e-Test.

You can find the detailed syllabus here - FIT 303 (effective from February 2020)

 

How to Register for FIT at UCSC ?

There are no conditions to register for the FIT programme such as age or qualifications. Registration fees will be Rs. 2750. All registered students will receive a registration number and will be able to access all online courses.

"Students do not want to pay all registration, examination and other fees when they register for FIT programme. They can register FIT programme by paying only Rs. 2750 and when they are ready to take relevant exams they can pay examination fees".

Otherwise you have to download the FIT Registration Form and post the completed form together with payment details.

Address to post the FIT Application form:
Senior Assistant Registrar (EDC),
External Degrees Centre of UCSC,
University of Colombo School of Computing,
No. 35, Reid Avenue,
Colombo 07,
Sri Lanka.

Email: saredc@ucsc.cmb.ac.lk

Tel: +94-11-2501321
Fax: +94-11-2682331

A duly filled application form with the Payment voucher (EDC copy -1), copies of your birth certificate, a copy of your national identity card or a copy of any other valid identification document with a photograph should be posted or handed over to the above given address. Please write "FIT Registration" in the top left corner of the envelope containing the application form.

 

How to Apply FIT Exams?

Students, who are competent about the subject as given in the syllabus, could sit for the examination at any time. There is no requirement of following the online courses if a student feels competent in the relevant subjects. However, students should register for FIT and pay the examination fee, in order to sit for the exam. All students are advised to take the model online e-Test at http://fit.bit.lk/vle before they take real FIT exams.

Course Name

Course Code

Examination

Description

ICT Applications (FIT 103)

FIT 103

2 hr e-Test and 2hr Practical Test

Rs. 2250/= for e-Test and Rs. 3250/= for practical test will be charged. You are advised to take e-Test before the practical test.

English for ICT (FIT 203)

FIT 203

2 hr e-Test and 2 hr Practical Test

Rs. 2250/= for e-Test and Rs. 3250/= for practical test will be charged. You are advised to take e-Test before the practical test.

Mathematics for ICT (FIT 303)

FIT 303

2 hr e-Test only

Rs. 2250/= will be charged for e-Test for this course.

After registering, students could take examinations at any time. Generally, exams are conducted once in a month depending on the demand. Once the exam schedule is published in the VLE, you must come with your national ID or any other acceptable proof of authentication ( eg: passport, driving license, etc....) to prove your identity for the exam on the given date.

Students could take the online test at the UCSC e-Testing Lab. All test schedules and results are published online at http://fit.bit.lk/vle.

Address of the UCSC e-Testing Lab:


University of Colombo School of Computing
UCSC Building Complex,
35 ,Reid Avenue,
Colombo 7.
Tel: 011-2591080

 

FIT for National Certification

FIT is also certification programme for employment seekers or school leavers to justify their knowledge and skills in ICT for their future endeavors. University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) which is the most reputed higher education institute in the field of computer science and information communication technology in Sri Lanka, will issue these certificates once you successfully completes relevant assessment of FIT programme.

Letter of online e-Tests of FIT Programme

This certificate will be issued for students who have successfully completed all three e-Tests of FIT programme. Students could use this certificate to register for the BIT degree programme if they have passed G.C.E. (O/L) exams. Marks with respect to each exam will be shown in the certificate. The student has to pay Rs. 500 to obtain such a certificate if they have passed all e-Tests.

FIT Certificate

Students who complete all three e-Tests and two practical tests will be qualified to obtain the FIT certificate. One practical test will be based on the "ICT Applications" syllabus and the other one is based on the "English for ICT" syllabus. A student should obtain at least 50 marks to pass the relevant practical exam. Practical test of ICT Applications is based on the 4 questions in word processing, spreadsheet management, presentation tool, and database management. This certification shows the tool used to do the practical assessment as well as individual scores with respect to four areas of assessment. Each question is given 25 marks. Practical test of English for ICT is based on the writing and speaking component of the relevant syllabus. Detailed marks with respect to each section, reading, listening, writing and speaking will be shown in the certificate.

 

Total Cost for full Course at Summerset

Admission fee : Rs 1,000/-

Course fee Rs. 30,000/-

Monthly Installments Option :

Rs 11,500/- x 3 months

 

For more details : FIT Website : https://fit.bit.lk

 

Why Study for FIT (UCSC)?

  • Offerd by University of Colombo

  • Recognised both locally and internationally

  • Facilitate you to proceed with higher education like MSc and PhD after succesfully complete FIT

  • Up to date and high quality course content

  • Affordable course fees

Why in Summerset?

  • 10 years in the field of education

  • Well-experienced lecture panel

  • Using State of the Art latest technology

  • Flexible time table

  • Affordable course fee

  • No age limit

  • Activity based learning

  • Different teaching methodology

  • Recognized certificate after completion