An overview of engineering education in Sri Lanka

Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam (2009) An overview of engineering education in Sri Lanka. In: AaeE 2009: Engineering the Curriculum, 6-9 Dec 2009, Adelaide, Australia.

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[Abstract]: The historical development of formal engineering education in Sri Lanka has gained additional strength with the inauguration of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ruhuna. This is the third conventional Engineering Faculty in Sri Lanka after those at the University of Peradeniya and the University of Moratuwa. This paper describes the Ruhuna’s developments, degree programs, student admission, field selection, work load and degree requirements. This Faculty’s reputation during the last decade has been reflected by students’ achievements in several ways, including their employability all over the world. In 2004, all three degrees offered by this new Faculty have received accreditation. This study shows that despite all these achievements and a growing reputation within a decade from its establishment, the Ruhuna is still challenged by the two other engineering Faculties to prove its status to attract and admit a reasonable proportion of all island merit students.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Soma Kathirgamalingam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009 06:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering education, Sri Lanka, Asian engineering
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6413

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