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Establishment of the BScEngHons Programme specialization in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture (MENA)

The BScEngHons programme specialization in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture (MENA) is a pioneering effort by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna to produce competent engineering professionals capable of facing the challenges offered by the Maritime Industry. The programme has been designed to comply with the requirements stipulated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as set out in the IMO Model Courses and Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). The programme is further governed by the requirements stipulated by the Director General Merchant Shipping (DGMS).

The programme is currently in progress with two batches of undergraduates. The undergraduates follow a mix of subjects consisting of core engineering modules and specific professional modules related to Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. The lectures and practical sessions are delivered by both Academics and Maritime Professionals.

This specialization programme was initially conducted under the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (DMME) of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. However, a separate Department for Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture (DMENA) has been gazetted in November, 2023. The new department is currently located in the new Workshop Building constructed for Southern Centre for Naval Studies and Shipping (SCNSS) under the 2018 budget proposal.

The four storied building under-construction with complete laboratory and engine simulator facilities for the SCNSS at Megalle, Galle will facilitate the Department of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture (DMENA) to conduct the specialization programme of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture in the near future.

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Overview of the Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering of University of Ruhuna was established on 1st July 1999 at Hapugala, Galle. First batch of students was admitted on 27th March 2000. Admission to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, is subject to the University Grants Commission policy on university admissions. The present annual intake to the Faculty is 530. The Faculty of Engineering offers full-time courses leading to the Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Engineering Honors (B.Sc.Eng.Hons.), which is accredited by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL). Four academic departments in this Faculty are

Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Information Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies

The first three departments prepare students for B.Sc.Eng. degree in disciplines as indicated in their titles, while the fourth department offers course modules in areas such as Mathematics, Personal Development, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship, which are considered common to all disciplines. The degree courses have been developed with the aim of building undergraduate education around a central core of Fundamentals of Engineering Science and Technology modules, complemented by a number of General and Technical elective modules which provide the flexibility and adaptability required in a constantly changing world.

Aims of the Faculty

The primary aim of the Faculty is producing engineers of the highest quality who, with experience, should be able to hold responsible positions at the highest levels of the profession,
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To be the centre of excellence in engineering education and research of the nation.


To create opportunities for the benefit of the society in engineering and applied technologies through education, research and associated services.

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Past Achievements

Programme Review 2022

The programme review of the three degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna was completed with all three engineering programmes receiving a high level of accomplishment of quality with high “A” grades.

PR visit

“Ruhuna Debaters” bring home the championship again with the topic “පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැර මහාමැතිවරණයකට යාමෙන් මෙරට දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික ස්ථාවරභාවය ඇති කළ හැකිය / දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික අස්ථාවරත්වය තවදුරටත් වැඩිවේ.”

“Ruhuna Debaters”, the University of Ruhuna Sinhala Debate team was able to bring home the championship this December when they beat the University of Jaffna C team at the debate “A new Dawn” inter-university debating competition. The debate was organized by the Department of Sociology & Cultural Center of University of Ruhuna. The preliminary rounds were won against Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, University of Jaffna and University of Kelaniya. Topic for the final debate was “පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැර මහාමැතිවරණයකට යාමෙන් මෙරට දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික ස්ථාවරභාවය ඇති කළ හැකිය / දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික අස්ථාවරත්වය තවදුරටත් වැඩිවේ.” The team was captained by H. H.Avishka Udara from the Faculty of Management and the other team members were: Chamidu Adithya (Faculty of Engineering), Shamith Jayawardhana (Faculty of Humanities and Social Science) and Danidu Demantha (selected to Faculty of Engineering).

Signing of MOU with Sri Lanka Unites (SLU)

An MoU was signed between University of Ruhuna and Sri Lanka Unites (SLU). This MoU envisions to promote Education on Reconciliation and Leadership to the students of the University for the next five years.

PR visit

Honorary Invitation Offer for Chaminda Karunasena - Adjunct Professor of QUT

Congratulations to Prof. Chaminda Karunasena, for being appointed as an Honorary Adjunct Professor of QUT in the Faculty of Engineering, School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering for a 2-year period. This award is in recognition of his excellent research and innovation towards the betterment of Science.

Hope this appointment will become a bridging path for international research between Queensland University of Technology and University of Ruhuna.

Congratulations for being promoted as Professors

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is well enriched with the knowledge and expertise of newly promoted scholarly professors; Professor Tushara Chaminda and Professor K.S. Wanniarachchi. They are praised for their enormous efforts on sharpening skills of future generation and continuous research for the development of the sciences related to the faculty, university and further to the country over the years of excellent service.

Along with Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is also humbly celebrated its first professorship appointment of Professor H.C.P. Karunasena. He is also an energetic young experienced scholar who continuously engage in industrial projects, research, student capacity building, and knowledge sharing for the betterment of science.

Warmest wishes for the Well-Deserved Success of Newly Appointed Professors!

Team “Aromatic” Leading the Way

Team “Aromatic”, a group of talented first year undergraduates of Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna have successfully witnessed continuous victories in recent times. Amongst the numerous achievements, becoming the Semifinalists from “Evolution AI” Ideathon and the 2nd Runners up of “Cyberzee” Hackathon, organized by the University of Kelaniya, and the Most popular team in “Aurora” Hackathon which is organized by Society of Computer Science of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura are significant. Congratulations to the Team “Aromatic”.

Champions of “Evolution AI” (Artificial Intelligence Ideathon)

A group of students from the 22nd Batch, Faculty of Engineering has won the championship of islandwide “Evolution AI”, an Artificial Intelligence Ideathon organized by AIESEC in the University of Kelaniya

Inter-University Debate Competition 2021 - Runners Up

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.

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  • UGC
  • IESL
  • IEEE

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