Faculty Quality Assurance Cell
Overview of Faculty Quality Assurance Cell
The Faculty of Engineering Quality Assurance Cell (FQAC) of the University of Ruhuna is committed to ensuring and enhancing the quality of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the Faculty of Engineering. Currently, the Faculty of Engineering conducts five undergraduate degree programs. All undergraduate degree programs are accredited by IESL (Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka) in accordance with the Washington Accord.
The Chairperson of the FQAC is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for three years. The Chairperson works on a part-time basis and reports to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Director of the Centre for Quality Assurance (CQA), University of Ruhuna. The Chairperson is a member of the Senate Standing Committee of Quality Assurance which meets every second working Tuesday of a month, where the Chairperson reports faculty level QA activities to the SSQA which in turn reports to the Senate.
The Faculty Quality Assurance Cell is chaired by the Chairperson and consists of thirteen Quality Assurance Coordinators representing all the departments, Coordinator, Engineering Education Centre; Deputy Senior Student Counselor; Member, By-Law and Curriculum Revision Committee; and Senior Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Registrar of the Faculty serves as the secretary to the cell. The QA Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on the second week Tuesday of every month and is a regular meeting in the Faculty calendar. The agenda for the meeting covers the full spectrum of quality assurance activities of the Faculty. The QA Committee serves as a medium to share best practices in the different departments and provides a critical review of the effectiveness of existing QA procedures and makes necessary improvements.
Vision of the CQA
To assure the highest quality in all study programmes of the University that is respected worldwide.
Mission of the CQA
To ensure continuous quality improvements and achieve standards of academic excellence through quality assurance mechanisms. CQA, in collaboration with Faculty Quality Assurance Cells established at faculties, library and other entities of the University is committed to achieving following goals;
• Ensuring the expansion of the access to education meets the needs of the country and aligns with national educational policy frameworks.
• Ensuring continuous improvement in quality of education, research and service experience of students.
• Ensuring justice, transparency and equity in QA functions and processes.
• Contributing towards Good Governance.
• Inculcating the culture of quality enhancement among students and all categories of staff.
Member of the FQAC-Faculty of Engineering
|1.||Prof. Sudhira De Silva||Chairperson|
|2.||Dr. Chandana Perera||Member, By-Law and Curriculum Revision Committee|
|3.||Dr. Ruwan Appuhamy||Deputy Senior Student Counselor|
|4.||Dr. Sujeewa Wimalsena||Coordinator / Engineering Education Centre|
|5.||Dr. K. S. Wanniarachchi||Representative / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|6.||Dr. U. Galappaththi||Representative / Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|7.||Dr. R. P. S. Chandrasena||Representative / Department of Electrical and Information Engineering|
|8.||Dr. W. T. G. Samantha||Representative / Department of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|9.||Mr. J. J. G. Arachchige||Senior Assistant Librarian|
|10.||Ms. H.D. Dissanayaka||Secretary/Assistant Registrar|
The department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEIE) commenced a new specialization program, named as Computer Engineering which takes an intake of 200 students per year.
The University of Ruhuna debate team emerged as runners up in the Inter-University Debate Competition 2021, which was organized by IESL YMS. In the final, the UoR team represented the opposition in the topic of “Shifting towards 70% renewable energy power by 2030 is feasible, regardless of the current economic standpoint and framework of Sri Lanka”. Congratulations to the UoR debate team.
Two candidates from University of Ruhuna have made to the final 5 of IET Young Women Engineer (YWE) 2019 which is a remarkable achievement. On behalf of IET On Campus Ruhuna, we would like to express our warm wishes to both the great engineers. e Winner of IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2019
The Techno 2017 annual engineering exhibition organized by the IESL was held during October 13th, 14th and 15th 2017. Selected final year projects from Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering was showcased during the exhibition representing the faculty of engineering university of Ruhuna. The faculty won the silver award for the best display with university projects.