Engineering Education Centre
The Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna
The Engineering Education Centre of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna arranged Development Program and Industrial Training for engineering undergraduates. The Development Program is arranged for undergraduates just before the first year engineering course work begins. The Industrial Training placements are placed for second year and third year engineering undergraduates. The Engineering Education Centre is located at the first floor in the Administration Building. This Centre is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays.
Industrial Training forms a compulsory element of the undergraduate curriculum at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. The Engineering Education Centre (EEC) is responsible for arranging the Industrial training in liaison with the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA). Placements in the participating industries are arranged for undergraduates during their end of fourth semester and sixth semester of studies so that a minimum of six months of training in Industry is achieved. Undergraduates are expected to acquire hands on experience not only of the engineering aspects of the work, but also of related matters such as administration, accounting, management, safety etc. Students have to maintain the daily diary during training and submit a comprehensive report covering each period. The coordinator / EEC and panel of senior academics are carried out filed inspection during their training period. The assessment is done at a presentation and viva conducted by a panel consisting of a practicing engineer from the industry, an officer from NAITA, and two senior lecturers from the relevant department. Every undergraduate has to successfully complete the Industrial Training Programme as a requirement to qualify for the B.Sc. Eng. degree.
The Development Program consisting of courses in English, Computer Applications and Social Awareness is provided as a foundation program and all student shall follow this program. The Development Program of ten weeks duration is provided just before the first year engineering course work begins, so that the students could get used to the University style of education, while bringing them up to a minimum required standard on English and Computer usage. During concurrent Social Awareness activity, students are trained to apply both English and Computer knowledge in a non-technical setting while providing them with basic information on how to get the most of their University experiences.