The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Open University of Sri Lanka is one of the six departments belonging to the Faculty of Natural Science, which offers three disciplines namely Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science for the Bachelor of Science Degree programme. In respect of a new focus, the department initiated a certificate programme in computer networks and security in July 2010 and now in the process of starting the second batch of the same
This certificate programme is intended to provide a good technical knowledge in setting up computer network and managing network services from scratch. Students will be benefited from the course as it touches the two widespread areas of managing network devices (network engineering) with secure techniques and practical aspects, a departmental spokesman
It can be followed by any person with a pass in English language at GCE ordinary Level Examination or with an equivalent qualification. The duration of the programme is 6 months (Saturday-full day) Lectures are conducted in both English and Sinhala mediums while the printed course material and examinations are only in English medium
The commencement of this programme will be in early June 2011. Applications are now being issued at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. More information could be obtained from 0112881309 or our website www.ou.ac.lk/science/maths.