IESL Engineering Degree Course: Path to a career in Engineering

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The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) which is the premier professional body for engineers in Sri Lanka has gained reputation for its excellence in providing engineering education in the country. Its part-time engineering course which is recognized as an equivalent to engineering degrees offered by state universities in the country fulfills the academic qualifications required to become a fully-fledged engineer. The qualification is well recognized to gain employment as a qualified engineer, both in the state and the private sector. Thus the IESL Engineering Course is a top choice for those students who wish to become an engineer.

Entry requirements for the IESL Engineering Course

GCE (A/L) – Sri Lanka (03 Subjects in Mathematics Stream) or London (A/L) (Mathematics Stream)

Course Structure

The course consists of three levels, Certificate, Advanced Diploma and the Graduate Diploma. It is specially designed to facilitate lateral entry at the start of levels 1 and 2 and multiple exits, at the end of each level. The students have the choice of selecting several fields of specialization:

• Civil engineering,
• Electrical engineering,
• Mechanical engineering
• Electronic engineering ,
• Communication and computer engineering.

Students who satisfactorily complete the course are eligible to become Associate Members of the IESL, a professional qualification, paving their way to a successful career as an Engineer.

The structure of the course is as follows:

Certificate level
Engineering Certificate Stage 1 – One Year
Engineering Certificate Stage 2 – One Year
On successful completion of the Certificate level Stages 1 and 2, students are eligible to receive IESL Engineering Certificate.

Advanced Diploma Level
Advanced Diploma Stage 1 – One Year
Advanced Diploma Stage 2 – One Year
On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma Stages 1 and 2, students are eligible to receive IESL Engineering Advanced Diploma.

Graduate Diploma Level
Graduate Diploma – approximately one and a half years.
The Graduate Diploma course consists of eleven subjects and a project. On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma students will be awarded the IESL Engineering Graduate Diploma.

The theory classes of the course are conducted at the IESL headquarters in Colombo, during the weekends, to allow students who are already employed, to follow the classes at ease. The practical sessions are conducted at the University of Moratuwa and the Open University of Sri Lanka. The medium of instruction is English.

Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka is the professional body for engineers which has excellence in providing engineering education

Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka is the professional body for engineers which has excellence in providing engineering education

The highly qualified and dedicated academic staff consists of part time lecturers from the Engineering Faculties of the state universities and the industry who make every effort to create a stimulating academic environment to promote and enhance innovation among students.

Course Fee for 2012
Certificate Level
Stage 1 – Rs. 50,000/=
Stage 2 – Rs. 75,000/=
Advanced Diploma Level
Stage 1 – Rs. 150,000/=
Stage 2 – Rs. 150,000/=
Graduate Engineering Diploma – Rs. 200,000/=

To obtain further details of the course contact:
The Director of studies
The IESL College of Engineering
Tel : 011 2 698 426 (Ext. 239)
Fax : 011 2 699 202.
Website : http//



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  1. sampath kumara November 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    can i know new charges for 2015?

  2. Sasna October 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    In this year I did my A/L 1st shy I want to be a engineer soo I think IESL best for that .if I want to joint this university am I want to writte interw exam?? can u plz tell about interwe. Surely i can get 3 passes in A/ L

  3. Lakshitha Lakmal Thilakarathne October 9, 2015 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    I have completed N. C. T. civil engineering & want to get new details about follow IESL courses

  4. sudaraka August 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Dear sir/madam,
    I did AL’s this time for the 3rd time. But i’m not sure about 3 passes. Earlier two times I have only got 2 passes. both times maths failed and others were passed including B for english. But this time I will get a pass for maths but not sure others. Can i follow this courses if i get a pass for maths this time?

  5. Leevan June 8, 2015 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    I would like to study mechanical engineering How can I join with you’re institute

  6. A.faheem February 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    I’m finished NCITCIVIL eng so I want to studu@ iesl eng. so what I do?
    I face al exam in maths stream bt i hv 3 passes in arts stream

  7. Ahamed December 5, 2014 at 8:14 pm -  Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I have done NCT Civil with 2 pass of A/L in Mathematics Stream ,ican i join with IESL

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