Advice for selecting engineering and physical science courses at National Universities

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Many students get confused in marking their preferences in filling the UGC form to enter into a national university in Sri Lanka. This provides some advice based on a document issued to students by popular A/L Combined Mathematics Teacher Mr. Praja Renuka.

In the UGC form, you have to select the course preference order and preferred universities for each course. If you have a good Z-score then you can enter Engineering Faculty, else you have to select other physical science courses.

Engineering Courses –
Engineering courses are offered by following Universities:

• University ofPeradeniya
• University of Jaffna
• University ofRuhuna
• UniversityofMoratuwa
• South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

For example if a student wishes to apply for Engineering he should mark preferences as follows.

Course Code – University Code

08 (Engineering) – G (Moratuwa) B (Peradeniya) F (Ruhuna)

The same course may be available in different universities. You need a higher Z-score to enter most demanding university, and other universities require comparatively low Z-score. Therefore you should first mark reputed or well established universities. Moratuwa is considered to be the best university for Engineering studies in Sri Lanka.

If a student does not poses a adequate Z-Score for Engineering and wants to follow Quantity Surveying still he should mark Engineering as his first preference. The logic is if by chance a vacancy created he will be enrolled for the first preferred courses. Eg:
Course Code – University Code

08 (Engineering) – G(Moratuwa) B(Peradeniya) F(Ruhuna)

11 (Qty Surveying)* – G(Moratuwa)**

* This course requires at least Credit passes for English, Mathematics and Science in O/L

** This course only available at Moratuwa University in Sri Lanka.

If you obtained a lower Z-Score, still you should mark better courses first and then the other course. This will open chances to enter a good course if vacancies open for these courses. Here we have provided a suggested preference list for students.  However you can make your own preferences by omitting some of these courses.

Engineering and Physical Science courses

Course Code                –   University Code

08 (Engineering)  – G(Moratuwa) B(Peradeniya) F(Ruhuna)

10 (Textile Engineering) –  G(Moratuwa)

09 (Earth Resource Engineering) – G(Moratuwa)

11 (Qty Surveying)*  –      G(Moratuwa)**

26 (Info technology)   –     G(Moratuwa)

57(Transport Mgt)    –  G(Moratuwa)

30(Town & Country planning)*   –  G(Moratuwa)

56(facilities Mgt)* –  G(Moratuwa)

12(Computer Science)   –   T(School of Computing, Colombo University)

14(Surveying Science) –   L(Sabaragamuwa University)

13(Physical Science) – A(Colombo) D(Kelaniya) C(J’Pura) B(Peradeniya) F(Ruhuna)

23(Architecture)*  – G(Moratuwa)

24(Design)*   – G(Moratuwa)

34(Fashion design)*  –   G(Moratuwa)

91(Information technology &Mgt)*   –  G(Moratuwa)

27(Mgt & Info Technology)*   – D(Kelaniya)

15(Applied Science-Physical)  –   L(Sabaragamuwa) K(Rajarata) M(Wayamba)

31(Pease & Conflict Resolution)  –  D(Kelaniya)

38(Info & Communication tech)*  – T(School of Computing, Colombo) K(Rajarata)

54(Physiotherapy)   –    A(Colombo) B(Peradeniya)

59(Industrial Statistics)  –    A(Colombo)

60(Statistics &Operation research)  – B(Peradeniya)

61(Computation & Management)*   –   B(Peradeniya)

66(Entrepreneurship & Management)*  –   U(Uwa Wellassa)

65(Computer Science &Tech)*   –   U(Uwa Wellassa)

75(Industrial Informatio0n technology)*   –   U(Uwa Wellassa)

64(Science &Tech)*  –   U(Uwa Wellassa)

76(Mineral Resource & tech)*  –    U(Uwa Wellassa)

25(Law)*     –   A(Colombo) B(Peradeniya)
* These courses require Credit passes for subjects such as Maths and English at O/L examination. Some courses select students after holding an aptitude test. For further details please refer Admission to undergraduate courses of the universities in Sri Lanka – Academic Year 2009 – 2010 – Based on GCE A/L Examination 2009

Although the newly established offer attractive courses there is less demand compared to other courses. This may be due to lack of experienced and professionally qualified staff. Within few years they will also turned out to be well demanded university courses in Sri Lanka. However if you are good at particular area such as IT you can directly mark your preferences without marking all other courses. The risk in this approach is if you are not selected for the particular course you will lose other chances as you have not marked these in the preference list. UGC will consider your preferences according to priority list and will give you the highest eligible course.

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1 Comment

  1. sanduni ruvinika January 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm -  Reply

    If we get a degree from physical science, what we can do as our job.Which companies ?…And…I want to know about job market for The person who has physical science degree…..please tell me the answer for my question?

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