The University of Moratuwa has three faculties, namely, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Information Technology. These faculties have three, twelve and three Departments respectively. Numbers of Undergraduate students enrolled in the faculties are 929, 3139,and 391 respectively.
Some strengths of University of Moratuwa:
- attracting the large majority of the top 10 percent of students on the merit list to its undergraduate courses,
- the exclusive provider of architectural, quantity surveying, town and country planning and fashion and product design degree programmes,
- the seat of the first Faculty for Information Technology,
- one of the best universities in Sri Lanka and the undisputed leader in engineering, architectural and technological education
The university has eight full-time Bachelor’s degree programmes of three-years, four years and five-years duration. Five of these are Honours Degree programmes of four years duration, whilst there are two three-year Degree programmes and one five-year Honours Degree programme.
UoM strives to gain the recognition of Professional Bodies and Accrediting Agencies in developed countries. In pursuance of this accreditation had been already obtained for Bachelor’s Degree programmes of four Departments: namely, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, and Quantity Surveying. The Degree programmes have been given recognition respectively by the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Institute of Quantity Surveyors, all of the United Kingdom. The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors also has recognized the Degree in Quantity Surveying.
Students for these programmes are selected by the University Grants Commission. However, for certain programmes, Architecture and Design, those who obtain the minimum qualifications to enter the university at the GCE(A-L) has to pass an aptitude test conducted by the respective department.
Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering is the largest faculty in the University of Moratuwa, comprising 12 academic departments, over 200 academic staff and around 3500 undergraduate and post-graduate students.
The Faculty at present offers Bachelor of the Science of Engineering degree in 9 disciplines, Bachelor of Design degree in Fashion Design and Product Development and Bachelor of Science degree in Transport and Logistics Management.
In addition, the Faculty offers a large number of post-graduate degrees leading to Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Philosophy, Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy.
Contact Engineering Faculty
Faculty of Architecture
The Faculty of Architecture is the only University Faculty in Sri Lanka that provides undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the disciplines of Architectural, Quantity Surveying & Planning education.
At present there are more than 2000 Undergraduates and Postgraduate students and the Faculty functions its academic activities with more than 80 academic staff.
The Faculty of Architecture comprises the following 4 academic departments.
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Building Economics
- Department of Town & Country Planning
- Department of Integrated Design
The Faculty also has the following divisions and units in addition to the above four departments which provide training and research for the academics and the professionals.
- Undergraduate Studies Division
- Postgraduate Studies Division
- Industrial Training Division
- Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU)
- Faculty of Architecture Quality Assurance Cell
The Faculty of Architecture at present offers the following Undergraduate Degree programmes.
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Architecture
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Design
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Town & Country Planning
Contact Faculty of Architecture
Tele: 94 11 2640200, 94 11 2650216
Fax: 94 11 2650216
Faculty of Information Technology
Faculty of Information Technology, offers the Honours Degree in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology [B.Sc. (IT) Hons.]. A student has the option of obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology [B.Sc. (IT)] degree at the end of six academic semesters or to continue on to the Honours degree for a further two academic semesters. Both courses include an industrial training period of an additional 24 weeks.
The Faculty also offers a Postgraduate Diploma / M. Sc. in Information Technology, as well as postgraduate research degree programmes leading to MPhil and PhD degrees. A number of professional development programmes including Postgraduate Diploma in IT for Educators, a Graduate Training Programme (GTP) and IT for Vocational Trainers are also offered by the Faculty.
Faculty also offers external degree programme, the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT). This programme is offered in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.
Contact Faculty of IT
University of Moratuwa does not have an explicit research policy. However, all Departments engage in research activities. Research is encouraged by establishing the Research Excellence Awards Scheme, monitored by a Senate sub-committee.
The Academics have published papers in refereed journals and also produced research results of national significance. An annual research symposium is organized to disseminate research findings. Publicity is given for this on the University Website. Departments also hold dissemination Seminars.
The university has managed to provide accommodation to the needy first and final year students based on a formula which takes the distance and the family income into account. However, only 25% of the total student body are able to enjoy these facilities.
University has a modern Gymnasium, and it has facilities for several sports, and have many student councils, societies and clubs.
In addition to Mahapola scheme and Bursaries, some evidence is noted where the university also supports selected students as and when necessary.
Contact University of Moratuwa
University of Moratuwa
Katubedda, Moratuwa 10400
Phone: 011 2 650534
Read Institutional Review Report published by Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of University Grants Commission, http://www.qaacouncil.lk/qa_fw/ir/IR_MRT.pdf
University of Moratuwa official website www.mrt.ac.lk