The Engineering Workshops consist of the Machine Shop (metal work), the Fitting Shop, the Foundry, the Smithy, the Welding shop, the Carpentry Shop and the Motor Vehicle Repair Unit and Service Facility.
The Engineering Workshops have two main functions. Firstly its resources and facilities are utilized for academic work and training of engineering undergraduates. Experiments as well as training sessions are conducted for the First, Third and Final Year undergraduates in the areas of Workshop Technology, Production Engineering, Production Technology and Automobile Technology. In addition to these, the manufacture of necessary hardware for student projects is also carried out in the workshops.
The other function includes the manufacture of equipment for teaching and research, maintenance of machines and equipment, industrial training of undergraduates and NAITA (National Apprentice Industrial and Training Authority) trainees, industrial consultancy work (design, manufacturing of machines and mechanisms for industry), evaluation of craftsman and technical personnel, motor vehicle repair (university fleet) and servicing, and a variety of fabrication work for the faculty.
Prof. L. Rajapaksha
(PhD, MIESL, CEng, MIMechE)
(BScEng Sri Lanka, MIESL)