Diploma in Economics and Information Technology

2022 Intake


The Diploma in Economics and Information Technology offered by the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura is focusing to provide career focused professional qualification featuring industry referenced knowledge and skills to cater the prime essentials of highly skilled human capacity and provide a pathway for individuals’ needs for pursuing higher education.
The diploma graduates will be knowledgeable and competent in the discourse and practice IT disciplines in providing innovative IT solutions for various economic challenges by proposing alternative forms of policy implications.

Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Identify basic IT and economics principles, concepts, and tools.
  • Describe critique theories, terminologies, methods and trends in the global economy related to strategic planning of information systems and IT products and services.
  • Excel in analyzing real world data based on theories of Economics, and master computing techniques in workplace.
  • Justify the choice of development methods, project management and control of creative and innovative processes.
  • Assess and propose alternative forms of policy implementations, in accordance with ideals of Information and Communication Technology

At a glance

Name: Diploma in Economics and Information Technology
Duration: 1 Year (2 Semesters)
Medium: English/Sinhala
No: of Credits: 30
SLQF Level: 3
Mode of Teaching and Learning: 
Course Fee: Rs.60,000

For Whom?

This diploma is for

    • Government and Semi- Government Sector employees such as;
      • Executives
      • Middle Management 
      • Management Assistants
      • Field Officers
    • Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organization employees
    • Researchers and Research Assistants
    • External Degree Candidates

Why this Diploma?

  • To get a sound understanding about IT and Economic concepts and tools and thereby equip analytical knowledge, techniques and skills for apply them appropriately by identifying the need of IT in new developments.

  • To get qualified to follow the Economics and Applied Information Technology -Bachelor of Arts external degree offered by the Department of Economics of University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

  • To develop analytical skills and knowledge needed for the external undergraduates.

Entry Requirements

General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with a minimum of two subjects or an equivalent qualification.


General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) with a minimum of 6 subjects in a single attempt with 4 credits and certified work experience with a minimum period of three years in any field.


Successful completion of SLQF Level 2 or NVQ 3/4 in any field.

What you will learn?

Teaching Panel

Semester 1

DIED 1110 – Essential Microeconomics

DIED 1120 – Essential Macroeconomics

DIED 1130 – Introduction to Information Technology

DIED 1140 – Applied Economics

DIED 1150 – Quantitative Techniques

DIED 1160 – Internet and Cloud Services

Semester 2

DIED 1210 – Global Economic Systems and Issues

DIED 1220 – Project Management Principles and Practices

DIED 1230 – Information Technology for Office Productivity

DIED 1240 – Fundamentals of Computer Security

DIED 1250 – Independent Project

  • Senior Prof. Tikiri Nimal Herath – Senior Professor
  • Prof. D.P.S.Chandrakumara – Professor
  • Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda – Professor
  • Prof. Gamini Weerasinghe – Professor
  • Prof. B.W.R. Damayanthi – Professor
  • Prof. Dammika P. Withanage – Professor
  • Mr. Ajantha Kalyanaratne – Senior Lecturer
  • Mrs. Wasana Kalansoriya – Senior Lecturer
  • Mr. N. M. A. Jayasinghe – Senior Lecturer Grade II
  • Ms S.U.B.Hewage – Lecturer (Prob)
  • Mr. Samitha Nanayakkara – Lecturer (Prob)
  • Ms. Pasangi Perera – Lecturer (Contract)
Diploma in Economics and Information Technology



Diploma in Economics and Information Technology
Department of Economics
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

For Queries

Tel: 0112802014

Email: head.economics@sjp.ac.lk