• Slide 1

    Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

    Stephen Covey

  • Slide 2

    Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet

    Henry Mintzberg

  • Slide 3

    "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

    Peter Drucker

Welcome to the Department of Engineering Management

The Department of Engineering Management was established in the year 2002, in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya in order to cater for the demands of the field of engineering: the multidisciplinary managerial roles that engineers are expected to perform in the industry.

The need for the boundary-less organizational activities, which result from increasing competitive business environments as well as globalised technical advancements render it impossible for engineers to confine to a single discipline. In order to be in par with the growing demands of the role of the engineer as a manager, she/he has to be equipped with necessary managerial and soft transferable skills supplementary to the technical expertise gained through their relevant specialization.

The Department is also expected to contribute in highlighting the conceptual and human skills an engineering manager may require while performing the technical experts role in an organization. More....


Students of the Construction Management post graduate program of the department of Engineering Management recently went on a field trip to observe the construction of the Uma Oya project. The trip included visits to Puhuloya dam, Dyabara dam and the 120 MW underground power plant of the project. The second day of the project included visits to landslide prevention site of RDA in Diyathalawa. The trip concluded with a visit to Minipe left bank canal rehabilitation project.