The Pioneer Institute of Business & Technology (PIBT) has successfully enrolled the first batch of students to study for the BSc (Hons) in Computer Systems and Networking from the prestigious University of Greenwich in the UK.
This degree from the second largest state university in the UK has been created with the active involvement of the computing and networking industry. It has been designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to design, create, operate and maintain network infrastructure for modern distributed enterprise computer systems. Students work with the latest technologies to develop a sound theoretical understanding and in-depth practical experience of advanced networking, including cutting-edge developments in mobile computing.
During the first year, students are given a firm grounding in computer networks and architectures, programming, software engineering and system design, together with the necessary foundation in mathematics and formal methods. The second year includes further courses covering network technologies, security, performance and modelling techniques, as well as mobile and network programming. Assignments and group work are designed to prepare students to undertake an industrial placement year. A major component in the final year is the project, which draws together the various courses studied throughout the programme.
The BSc(Hons) in Computer Systems and Networking from the University of Greenwich partnered with PIBT gives students a solid grounding in computer systems and networking, the latest advanced technologies as an academic discipline and secondly, as a profession within the industrial sector.
Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft and Sun certifications and develop valuable personal and professional skills. All students on the degree are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the chartered bodies responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession.
What differentiates PIBT from others are the 100% guaranteed job placements and providing students practical knowledge and hands-on work experience while contributing to the country’s development requirements in software exports, the private sector, the government sector and other industries such as hospitality management, the airline industry, logistic management, services industry, etc.
Among the many benefits at PIBT, training & guidance by eminent panel of lecturers with industry experience cannot be compared to any other and yet affordable course fees and flexible payment schemes, as well as an industry-based scholarship programmes.
The institution maintains cordial and decisive relationships with the industry’s leading organizations, towards fulfillment of its mission to support the ICT vision of Sri Lanka. It is committed to provide an excellent all-round education and industry exposure to its valued student base. Its graduates are employed in top-class companies locally and internationally.