Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering (DCE) at the University of Peradeniya, with a history of over 70 years, is the oldest of its kind in Sri Lanka. Of the current annual intake of about 450 students to the Faculty of Engineering, 150 students specialize in Civil Engineering from their second year of study... Read More

Notice Board

Departmental Research Seminar

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Cementitious Materials" by Dr. Chathurani Chandrasiri will be held on 29th September 2022, from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

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10th Research Seminar - Civil Engineering Research Club

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) will be held on 19th September 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

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Second issue of the "Insight" Research Magazine

The DCE is pleased to announce the release of the second issue of the "Insight" Research Magazine providing a glimpse of the department's wide array of high quality research by the academic staff and students.

The e-magazine is available at:


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Our Programmes

For Undergraduates

Undergraduate programme civil engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering comprising three main divisions, viz., Material and Structural Engineering, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering offers a broad spectrum of courses in the Civil Engineering Specialization as well as in the General Programme and in the other Specializations in the Faculty of Engineering.

For Postgraduates

Postgraduate programme civil engineering

The department offers postgraduate programmes in five areas of specialization. These include taught programmes, viz., PGDip (by coursework), MEng, MScEng and MSc as well as research leading to PGDip (by research), MPhil and PhD.


Research Areas

Research Area civil engineering

The academic staff of the department together with their undergraduate and postgraduate students are involved in a diverse range of research covering a broad spectrum of topics. Such research is mostly designed to address requirements of the civil engineering practice and the industry.

Department of Civil Engineering