Department of Civil Engineering


An integrated approach to Postgraduate courses

This year the Department of Civil Engineering will commence five Postgraduate Programmes

  • Site Investigation Practice
  • Laboratory and Field Exercises
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Soils
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Basic Geology and geological explorations
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Independent Study
  • Geotechnical Analysis and Design
  • Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
  • Slope Stability and Earth Retaining Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering Practice
  • Construction Methods and Equipment in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Soil Testing, Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Theoretical Soil Mechanics
  • Geo-Hydrology
  • Problematic Soils
  • Use of Geotextiles in Geotechnical Design
  • Advanced Geotechnical Analysis and Design
  • Environmental Geotechniques
  • Basic Soil and Rock Mechanics for Highway
  • Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Highway Design
  • Traffic Measurements, Analysis and Design
  • Road Safety and Environment
  • Independent Study
  • Advance Research Project
  • Highway Planning
  • Highway Construction Materials and Methods
  • Testing of Pavement Materials and Evaluation
  • Highway Evaluation and Maintenance
  • Quantitative methods in Traffic Engineering
  • Traffic Management
  • Traffic Impact Assessment
  • GIS for Highway and Transportation Engineering
  • Concrete Technology
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Finite elements Methods
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Planning, Methods and Equipments
  • Computer aided structural design
  • Design of concrete structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Foundation Engineering
  • High-rise Buildings
  • Repair and Re-trofiting of Structures
  • Sustainable Design of Buildings
  • Building Service Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Architecture and Economics for Sustainable Planning
  • Global Environmental Issues and Built Environment
  • Building Services Engineering
  • GreenSL Rating System for Built Environment
  • Infrastructure Planning for Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Environmental Technology and Management
  • Water and Environmental Resources and Management
  • Economics of Water Resources Project Planning
  • GIS and Remote Sensing in Water Resources
  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Hydrology & Groundwater Management
  • Environmental Technology and Management
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Computer Applications in Water & Environmental Engineering
  • Water and Environmental Resources Management (WERM)
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
  • Irrigation and Water Management
  • Economics of Water Resources Project Planning
  • GIS and Remote Sensing in Water Resources
  • Hydraulic Structures

Course Structure

  • The taught part of the courses consists of subjects conducted through lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory classes, field classes and design classes and an advanced study/research.
  • The courses will be conducted over three semesters on Saturdays from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and Sundays from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

"Applications for 2021 intake are now closed"

Paper advertisement

Paper advertisement will appear on this website and newspapers in mid August every year. Tentative closing date of applications : End of October.


Application for Admissions

For more details contact: or

Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes in
Civil Engineering

Dr. L.C. Kurukulasuriya

Geotechnical Laboratory
+94 81 239 3514

Coordinator of Postgraduate Programme in Geotechnical Engineering/ Engineering Geology

Dr. S.K.Navaratnarajah

Geotechnical Laboratory
+94 81 239 3519

Coordinator of Postgraduate Programme in
Highway and Traffic Engineering

Dr. (Mrs) W.C.T.K. Gunawardana

Fluids Laboratory
+94 81 239 3569

Coordinator of Postgraduate Programme in
Structural Engineering

Dr. Dammika Abeykoon

Materials Laboratory
+94 77 414 5640 /+94 81 239 3549

Coordinator of Postgraduate Programme in
Sustainable Built Environment

Dr. P.B.G. Dissanayake

Materials Laboratory
+94 81 239 3541

Coordinator of Postgraduate Programme in Environment and Water Engineering

Dr.(Mrs) K.G.N.Nanayakkara

Fluids Laboratory
+94 81 239 3517

Postgraduate Office Staff

Ms. Jeevanie Dehigama
(Course Secretary )
+94 71 769 1566

Ms. Anusha Premachandra
( Secretarial Assistant )

Ms. Ashani Fernando
( Secretarial Assistant )

Department of Civil Engineering