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BScEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering presently conducts BSc Engineering degree programmes in (1) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME), and (2) Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture (MENA). Plans are underway to start Biosystems Engineering degree program. The Department in recent times has undergone significant changes and widened its scope to accommodate challenges of the 21st century. The department is also offering postgraduate programmes leading to MPhil and PhD degrees in Engineering.

In year 2018, a comprehensive curriculum revision was carried out in the areas of Materials, Manufacturing, Applied Mechanics, Control and Mechatronics, and, Thermal and Fluid Engineering to accommodate the Washington Accord Accreditation needs to achieve 12 programme outcomes. Several new modules were introduced in Robotics, Building Service Engineering, Mechatronics, Nanotechnology, Lean Six Sigma and Supply Chain Management, and Non-Destructive Testing to match the 21 century skills requirements of Sri Lanka.

The BScEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing curriculum gives core knowledge in the following sub-specialization areas in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

  1. Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  2. Thermal and Fluid Engineering
  3. Applied Mechanics, Control, Mechatronics and Robotics
  4. Automobile, Marine Engineering and Engineering Design

Students can specialize in one or more of these sub-specialization areas in the later stages of the curriculum.

IESL Accreditation

The degree program is internationally accredited according to Washington Accord guideline from the year 2010.

IESL, being a signatory to the Washington Accord, the four-year full-time engineering degree programmes accredited by the IESL will be considered as substantially equivalent to four-year engineering degree programmes that have been accredited by the other signatories to the Washington Accord.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Graduates of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering will be able to do the following within the first few years after graduation:

PEO 1:  Identity, analyze, formulate, and solve Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering problems associated with their professional position, both independently and in a team environment.

PEO 2:  Manage multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects with significant technical, legal, ethical, political, social, environmental, and economic consideration using a broad systems perspective.

PEO 3:  Communicate effectively with superiors, co-workers, clients, and the public.

PEO 4:  Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning, professional development, and leadership.

Program Outcomes (POs):

Program Outcomes are the skills, knowledge, and attitude/behaviour that student expected to acquire through the program, at graduation. This is also called the graduate profile. There are 12 Program Outcomes for the graduates of BSc Eng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

PO 1:  Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO 2:  Problem Analysis: Identity, formulate, research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PO 3:  Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO 4:  Investigations: Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO 5:  Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 6:  The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.

PO 7:  Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PO 8:  Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PO 9:  Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO 10:  Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 11:  Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO 12:  Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

BScEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree curriculum consists of 8 academic semesters, and 2×12 weeks industrial training.

Semester 01

  • CE1101  Basic Concepts in Environmental Engineering (Core)
  • CE1202 Introduction to Infrastructure Planning (Core)
  • EE1101  Computer Programming I (Core)
  • EE1302 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (Core)
  • ME1201 Engineering Drawing (Core)
  • ME1202 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (Core)
  • IS1301 Communication for Engineers (Core)
  • IS1402   Mathematical Fundamentals for Engineers (Core)

Semester 02

  • CE2201  Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (Core)
  • CE2302  Mechanics of Materials (Core)
  • EE2201  Computer Programming II (Core)
  • EE2202  Introduction to Electronic Engineering (Core)
  • ME2201  Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics (Core)
  • ME2302  Introduction to Material Science and Manufacturing Engineering (Core)
  • IS2401    Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (Core)

Semester 03

Core Modules

  • ME3201 Engineering Design Methodology
  • ME3302 Fluid Mechanics
  • ME3203 Manufacturing Processes and Practice
  • ME3304 Metallurgy for Engineers
  • ME3305 Modelling and Controlling of Dynamic Systems
  • ME3206 Strength of Material
  • IS3302 Complex Analysis and Mathematical Transform


Elective Modules

  • ME3110 Basic Concepts of Product Design
  • ME3211 Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers


General Elective Modules

  • IS3103 Graphics Design
  • IS3204 Introduction to Astronomy
  • IS3105 Oriental Ballet and Creative Dance
  • IS3206 Physical Development and Health Management
  • IS3307 Society and the Engineer

Semester 04

Core Modules

  • ME4301 Advanced Materials Engineering
  • ME4302 Applied Thermodynamics
  • ME4303 Design of Machine Elements
  • ME4304 Manufacturing Engineering
  • ME4305 Mechanics of Machines
  • IS4305 Probability and Statistics


Elective Modules

  • ME4210 Analog and Digital Electronics
  • ME4211 Automobile Engineering
  • ME4212 Nanotechnology


General Elective Modules

  • IS4201 Aesthetics and Design
  • IS4102 Appreciation of Music
  • IS4103 Digital Modelling and Animation
  • IS4106 Mindfulness
  • IS4307 Technology and Society

Semester 05

Core Modules

  • ME5301 Advanced Control Systems
  • ME5302 Computer Aided Design
  • ME5303 Mechanical Engineering Design
  • ME5204 Production Planning and Control
  • ME5305 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • IS5101 Engineering Ethics
  • IS5306 Numerical Methods


Elective Modules

  • ME5210 Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Engineering
  • ME5311 Marine Engineering Knowledge
  • ME5212 Mechatronics System Design
  • ME5213 Industrial Automation

Semester 06

Core Modules

  • ME6201 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • ME6302 Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • ME6303 Electrical Machines
  • ME6304 Maintenance Management
  • ME6205 Power Hydraulics
  • ME6206 Solid Mechanics
  • ME6107 Onsite Industry Project


Elective Modules

  • ME7310 Advanced Marine Engineering
  • ME7211 Energy Technology
  • ME7212 Naval Architecture and Hull Design
  • ME7215 Composite Materials Design and Manufacturing Technologies
  • ME7216 Design of Mobile Robots
  • ME6411 Individual Research Projects (Continued)


General Elective Modules

  • IS6202 Introduction to Sociology (GE)

Semester 07

Code Modules

  • ME7401 Comprehensive Design Project
  • ME7302 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ME7303 Production and Operations Management
  • ME7604 Undergraduate Project


Elective Modules

  • ME7310 Advanced Marine Engineering
  • ME7211 Energy Technology
  • ME7212 Naval Architecture and Hull Design
  • ME7215 Composite Materials Design and Manufacturing Technologies
  • ME7216 Design of Mobile Robots
  • ME6411 Individual Research Projects (Continued)

Semester 08

Core Modules

  • ME8301 Building Service Engineering
  • ME8202 Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
  • ME7401 Comprehensive Design Project (Continued)
  • ME7604 Undergraduate Project (Continued)


Elective Modules

  • ME8210 Aerospace Engineering
  • ME8211 Energy Management
  • ME8212 Non Destructive Testing Applications

BScEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is a broad study programs which covers all major areas of Mechanical Engineering. But the students are given sub-specialization paths to obtain in-depth knowledge.

  • Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Thermal and Fluid Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics, Control, Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Automobile, Marine Engineering and Engineering Design

These areas can be specialized using elective modules offered by the degree program at later part of the curriculum.

To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience), with the wide range of industry projects in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering industry. You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design and build projects.

  • Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) is an interdisciplinary field that combines principles of materials science, engineering, and manufacturing processes. MME focuses on the design, development, and production of materials and structures, as well as the selection and optimization of manufacturing processes for producing these materials and structures. This field plays a critical role in improving the properties, performance, and sustainability of materials and products across a wide range of industries, from aerospace and automotive to biomedical and electronics.

  • Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE) is a branch of engineering that deals with the study of thermal systems and fluid mechanics. It encompasses the understanding of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics and their application in various engineering systems such as power plants, internal combustion engines, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The goal of TFE is to design and analyze these systems to improve their efficiency, safety, and reliability while also reducing their environmental impact. The principles of TFE are crucial for solving problems related to energy conservation, sustainability, and thermo-fluid system design.

  • Applied Mechanics, Control, Mechatronics and Robotics

Applied Mechanics, Control, Mechatronics, and Robotics (AMCR) is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that combines the principles of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control systems, and computer science to design, analyze, and control advanced mechanical systems. AMCR encompasses the integration of mechanics, electronics, control systems, and computing to create highly sophisticated and intelligent mechanical systems. This field plays a crucial role in solving complex engineering problems in various industries, including manufacturing, transportation, medical equipment, and space exploration.

The goal of AMCR is to design and develop advanced mechanical systems that are reliable, efficient, and safe. It involves the application of control theory, advanced sensors and actuators, and computer vision to create intelligent and autonomous mechanical systems. The field continues to evolve with new advances in technology, leading to the development of more sophisticated mechatronic systems.

  • Automobile, Marine Engineering and Engineering Design

Automobile Engineering, Marine Engineering, and Engineering Design are interrelated fields that deal with the design, development, and production of vehicles and ships, as well as the creation of new products and systems. Automobile Engineering focuses on cars, while Marine Engineering specializes in ships and boats. Engineering Design involves creating new products and systems through the application of engineering principles and manufacturing processes. These fields play a crucial role in shaping the world by improving transportation, ensuring safety and efficiency, and creating innovative products that enhance our quality of life.


You will gain not only knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, but also a grounding in the underlying principles of the subject. It is this combination of skills that enables our graduates to keep pace with this fast-moving subject and secure financially rewarding careers that can be pursued almost anywhere in the world.