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. In addition to conducting the Civil Engineering Degree Programme, the department contributes to teaching of all engineering undergraduates in the first year and also conducts civil engineering related courses for other engineering disciplines from the second year onwards. The department has a strong and active relationship with the industry and utilizes their feedback and views in curriculum development and their services in the teaching programme in order to produce Civil Engineering graduates of the highest standard....

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Full-Time PhD Scholarship :

Bond Properties of Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Materials with Various Substrates in Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

(Application Deadline: 2nd January 2022)


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Scholarship for Full-Time PhD Research :

Concrete in Marine Applications

(Application Deadline: 18th December 2021)


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Prof. J. J. Wijetunge Appointed as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering

Prof. J. J. Wijetunge was appointed as the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering with effect from 26th October 2021.

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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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

Undergraduate programme civil engineering

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

Postgraduate programme civil engineering

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

Research Area civil engineering

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