Curtin University School of Computing will offer a 3-year Bachelor of Computing degree in Cyber Security through SLIIT INTERNATIONAL in Colombo commencing in February 2022.

Curtin is a world-renowned university ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide and top 10 universities in Australia by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021. The QS World University Ranking (QSWUR) 2022 places Curtin among the top 200 universities in the world.

This means Sri Lankan students can now complete a globally recognized Cyber Security degree in Sri Lanka. Moreover, students enrolling in the Curtin Cyber Security program at SLIIT INTERNATIONAL may transfer to Curtin Perth in Western Australia to complete their studies when international borders open. This, indeed, is a blessing for Sri Lankan students when overseas travel for higher education is, at present, constrained due to health and security concerns.

The Cyber Security degree aims to produce graduates with knowledge and skills related to data protection and computer security. In the digital era, data is a commodity that is most in demand and, understandably, most protected. No doubt, the world needs experts to provide high quality security solutions for information systems and devices.

The Cyber Security degree covers key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security. Students get the opportunity to learn Software Engineering Concepts, Programming, Data Communication, Operating Systems, and Database Systems. There is a focus on both the high level (e.g., cryptography theory and data access policy development and security program management) and low level practical (e.g., computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling) aspects of computer security. In the final year of the degree program, students will gain a unique practical experience through the Cyber Security Capstone Project which concerns comprehensive development of security related applications.

Students who follow the Cyber Security degree program could aspire to be Security Analysts, Security Engineers, Security Architects, Security Administrators, Forensic Investigators, Prevention and Vulnerability Testers, Secure Software Developers, Incident Responders, and IT Auditors. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, Cyber Security Jobs will grow by 28% by 2026, and the demand for Cyber Security specialists is ever increasing.

The SLIIT-Curtin Bachelor of Computing (Cyber Security) course is scheduled for commencement in February 2022 at the SLIIT INTERNATIONAL Campus at Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02. Starting on 22 November, students will be provided with a comprehensive training to develop skills necessary to complete the degree program successfully. Registrations are now open; for more information, students may contact SLIIT INTERNATIONAL student recruitment team through or by phone 076 555 8989.