The department of Civil Engineering comprising of three main divisions, viz. Material and Structural Engineering, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering offers diverse courses not only in the civil engineering programme but also in the General Programme and in the other Specialization Programmes in the Faculty of Engineering.
"The mission of the Faculty is to acquire, promote and disseminate knowledge of engineering sciences and their application to improve the quality of life and, in particular, to equip present and future generations of men and women with skills and attitudes to attain competence as professional engineers, and to interact with industry by providing expertise and specialised facilities".
The course in Civil Engineering is designed to equip students with a thorough grounding of mathematics, engineering sciences and technology, with a good understanding of the basic principles of core subjects in Civil Engineering, embracing theory, analysis and design.
A good grasp of the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering, computing and software-based applications, communication skills, and complementary studies including economics, management, health, safety, risk, sustainability, professional ethics and industrial training in an engineering environment, is ensured.
The BScEng graduate specialising in Civil Engineering is thus expected to:
- have a sound understanding of theory, laboratory practice and design and be able to apply this knowledge to the practice of engineering
- be capable of using appropriate engineering methods and tools including IT
- be capable of carrying out tasks as an individual and as a member of a team in multidisciplinary environments
- be able to effectively communicate technical information orally, in the form of drawings and reports, and by audio-visual techniques
- be aware of the impact of engineering activity on the social, industrial and physical environment in Sri Lanka and elsewhere
- be able to engage in independent learning and to keep abreast of up-to-date tools and techniques
- be able to act professionally and ethically and take responsibility within the limits of competence and
- be able to integrate the knowledge and understanding of mathematics, science, computer based methods, design, the economic, social and environmental context, and engineering practice, to solve engineering problems of a complex nature.
- be able to manage and supervise other people.
- possess an appreciation of the role of engineering – especially infrastructure planning and construction engineering – activities in the economic and social development of the country.
- have the potential to eventually provide leadership and managerial skills for the successful management of engineering and other industrial and commercial enterprises.
The degree programme covers all main engineering topics related to civil engineering and equips the students with essential skills to practise as a professional engineer.
|100 level||-||GP109||Materials Science||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP112||Engineering Measurements||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP101||English I||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP103||Mathematics I||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP105||Engineering Drawing||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP110||Engineering Mechanics||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP113||Fundamental of Manufacture||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP102||English II||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP104||Mathematics II||3||-|
|100 level||-||GP111||Elementary Thermodynamics||3||-|
|Curriculum of the Civil Engineering Specialization Programme|
|200 level||Semester 1||CE201||Mechanics of Materials I||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 1||CE202||Fluid Mechanics I||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 1||CE203||Surveying||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 1||EE280||Introduction to Electrical Engineering I||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 1||ME202||Mechanical Engineering for Civil Engineers||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 1||EM201||Mathematics III||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 2||CE204||Geomechanics||3||CE201|
|200 level||Semester 2||CE205||Engineering Hydrology||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 2||CE206||Civil Engineering Fieldwork||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 2||CE208||Structural Analysis||3||CE201|
|200 level||Semester 2||CE209||Building Construction||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 2||EM202||Mathematics IV||3||-|
|200 level||Semester 2||CE313||Marketing and Finance||3||-|
|300 level||Semester 1||CE302||Environmental Engineering||3||-|
|300 level||Semester 1||CE303||Transportation Engineering||3||-|
|300 level||Semester 1||CE305||Hydraulics||3||-|
|300 level||Semester 1||CE306||Design of Structures I||3||CE208|
|300 level||Semester 1||CE314||Civil Engineering Laboratory I||2||At least 2 of : CE 201, CE 202, CE 204|
|300 level||Semester 1||General Electives|
|300 level||Semester 2||CE307||Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics||3||-|
|300 level||Semester 2||CE310||Geotechnical Engineering||3||CE204|
|300 level||Semester 2||CE311||Hydraulic Engineering and Design||3||-|
|300 level||Semester 2||CE312||Design of Structures II||3||CE208|
|300 level||Semester 2||CE315||Civil Engineering Laboratory II||1||CE314|
|300 level||Semester 2||Technical Electives and General Electives|
|Industrial Training : 12 weeks||6||-|
|400 level||Semester 2||CE402||Multi-Disciplinary Design Project||3||-|
|400 level||Semester 1||CE403||Construction Management||3||-|
|400 level||Semester 1||CE405||Civil Engineering Project I||3||-|
|400 level||Semester 1||Technical Electives and General Electives|
|400 level||Semester 2||Technical Electives and General Electives||Technical Electives 9 credits, General Electives 12 credits|
|400 level||Total number of credits (minimum requirement to be considered for a pass)||138|
|400 level||Semester 2||Technical Electives and General Electives||Technical Electives 6 credits, General Electives 3 credits|
|400 level||Semester 2||CE406||Civil Engineering Project II||3||CE405|
|Total number of credits (minimum requirement to be considered for class honours)||150|
- Technical Elective Courses (within the field of specialization) from among the list of Technical Elective Courses offered by the Department of Civil Engineering
- General Elective Courses (outside the field of specialization)
- CE200 Series
- CE300 Series
- CE400 Series
Technical Elective Course Units-Complete List:
- Note: The selection of technical electives by the Department, to be offered in a given academic year is announced at the begining of the academic year.
- CE500 Series