Department of Civil Engineering


Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, with a history of 65 years, is the oldest of its kind in Sri Lanka. Of the 420 students, who are currently admitted to the Faculty of Engineering annually, about 150 students specialize in Civil Engineering from their second year of study. In addition to the conduct of Civil Engineering programme, the department contributes to teaching of all engineering undergraduates in the first year and also conducts Civil Engineering oriented courses for other engineering programmes from the second year onwards. The department has a strong relationship with the industry and utilizes their services in curriculum development and the teaching programme in order to produce Civil Engineering graduates of the highest standard...

Notice Board


Post of Temporary Instructors

Applications are called for the post of Temporary Instructors of the Department of Civil Engineering.
Deadline : Friday, 27th August 2021


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Full time PhD Scholarship under Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) - University of Peradeniya (UOP) Split PhD Programm

TITLE: Novel uses of Glass Recycling Technology for sustainable Civil Engineering Applications


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Departmental Research Seminar

A Research seminar on "Non-structural Cracking of Concrete : Causes and Mitigation" by Dr. H.D. Yapa will be held on 27th January 2021, from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. at EOE Pereira Theatre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya


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CES Talk on Bored Pile Construction

CES kindly invites you to join for a talk on Bored pile construction under the "Good practices in Construction Supervision" talk series

   Time:   January 14 (Thursday), 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Please get the zoom link by registering for the zoom meeting using the link below;

You will receive the custom link to the zoom webinar via email once the registration is completed


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Interactive session on " Good Practices in Construction Supervision "

★The Program will be comprised of eight interactive episodes.
★ A certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of the program.
(Only for CES students of UOP)

   Register to the program using the following link

 The time of each talk will be notified in due course


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CES Talk Series

CES Talk on Introduction of New Kalani Bridge Project & Construction Techniques by Eng. (Mrs) Darshika Jayasekera is scheduled for 27th November 2020 (Friday) from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM via ZOOM.


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Departmental Research Seminar

Research seminar on "Gas Migration in Differently-Characterized Porous Media: Applications on the Earth and Beyond" by Dr. Chamindu D.T.K.K. will be held on 25th November at EOE Pereira Theatre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya


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Full time PhD Scholarship under Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Full Time PhD Scholarship Opportunity Under RMIT-UOP Split PhD Programme:


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Senior Lecturer Dr. U.I. Dissanayake appointed as the New Head of the Department of Civil Engineering -07th February 2020.

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Our News and Events

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Online Teaching

Online Teaching During the Pandemic

RMIT starts joint Ph.D programme with Peradeniya and Moratuwa Universities

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University) in Melbourne


Prof. J.J.Wijetunge received the National Science Foundation Research award-2017

Prestigious Engineering Award for the Faculty of Engineering

The project “Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid-Canal, Sri Lanka” has been awarded the Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award (PEAA) by the Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

Postgraduate programme civil engineering

Research opportunities

The department offers full-time and part-time opportunities for research leading to PG Diploma, and MPhil and PhD degrees

Our Programmes

For Undergraduates

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 ...

For Postgraduates

The department has been providing research supervision for higher degrees such as PGDip, MSc and MScEng in Civil engineering and related fields.This year the Department of Civil Engineering will commence five Postgraduate Programmes

Research Areas

The department has a diverse range of exciting and innovative research programs in undergraduate and postgraduate levels, making student more ingenious. These diverse engineering disciplines are encapsulated...

Department of Civil Engineering