Birth of Uva Wellassa University

Uva Province is one of the most underdeveloped provinces in Sri Lanka. Education is at a lower level than the rest of the country. Civil society in Uva constituting of clergy, local politicians, government servants and public, clamored for setting up of a university in the belief that it would enhance their opportunity for rapid development. In response to this clamor to establish a university in the Uva Province, the Uva Wellassa University (UWU) of Sri Lanka was established by government gazette effective 1 June 2005 in Badulla, three kilometers on to the Passara Road, in the salubrious surroundings of a panoramic location in the hills. In establishing this university, a team headed by Professor H.P.M. Gunasena submitted a report followed by a further detailed concept paper prepared by the Coordinating Committee for the establishment of the Uva Wellassa University headed by Mr. Chandra Embuldeniya. Based on this concept paper, which outlined a new model for the setting up of this university avoiding traditional pitfalls the UGC Chaired by Prof. B.R.R.N. Mendis cleared the way for this university. Mr. Chandra Embuldeniya was later appointed as Vice Chancellor effective 27 July 2005. The Committee who coordinated the process of initiating the UWU are Mr. Chandra Embuldeniya – Coordinator, Senior Management Consultant, Past President, National Chamber of Commerce); Prof. Nimal de Silva – Member (Professor of Architecture, University of Moratuwa); Mr. Nalaka Lankasena – Convener up to Mar 05 (Systems Analyst); Mr. R.A.U. Ranaweera – Member (Snr. Asst. Accountant, UGC); Ms. Vishaka Wanasinghe – Member (SAS/Legal & Documentation, UGC); Mr. Nimal Gallege – Convener Apr – Jun 05 (Head ICD, UGC). The university is located in a site comprising two adjacent lands; one acquired from the Ministry of Industries comprising 24 acres formerly ear marked for an industry park and another land acquired from Glen Alpin Estate of Balangoda Plantations Ltd., comprising 35 acres of tea in dilapidated condition making up a total acreage of 59 acres. The extent of land suitable for construction at this site approximates to 35 acres altogether due to hilly terrain.

Cabinet approved the establishment of the university on this location on 26th October 2004. Cabinet approved the acquisition of the land belonging to the Ministry of Industries and the acquisition of 35 acres of the tea plantation. These approvals were executed and the Ministry of Education has ownership of the land being developed by the UGC under the UWU budget. The CECB was appointed as consultants to carry out designs and constructions of buildings in 2005. The actual construction commenced on August 2005 with the foundation laying ceremony attended by the then President, H.E. Chandrika Bandaranayaka Kumarathunga and then Prime Minister, H.E. Mahinda Rajapakse. The completion of the main lecture hall and the computer laboratory in Block “B” by May 2006 is a remarkable achievement. Blocks “A” ,”B” and “C” were completed within 2006 and Administration Block was completed in December 2006. The university has a strong concept based on the theme; value addition to the national resource base and supported by a young team of qualified lecturers ready to take off. The university initially operated from a small room provided by the Ministry of Education at 20, Ward place, and then moved to a house at 40/2, Cooray Mawatha, Rajagiriya to coordinate activities during the formative period. The University was restrained, by the Courts for any construction work in the site of Glen Alphin Estate for nine months and by the delay in relocation of Ministry of Industries and its few tenants, during the construction. Some tenants continue to occupy the university land and litigation is pending. The site is one of the best in Uva province for an university with a panoramic view in salubrious environment, conducive for achieving academic excellence; the university is going to be one of the best in the country for academic and research pursuits.

Vidya Dadaathi Vinayang (Learning Generates Self-Restraint)

The Uva Wellassa University has unique features that I do not see in other Universities in Sri Lanka. I relished the scenes that I witnessed on the first day of my appointment to the place. The University is also important as a centre that has generated learned alumni and alumnae for the good of the country. Although it exists as a seat of education, the opportunity that one gets to see a place of its calibre is a very rare one, when one looks at today’s society. Its credit should go to the Vice Chancellor and the teachers, the Registrar and the staff, and the students who receive learning dutifully.
The Uva Wellassa University is one of the best places that can produce good citizens for the country. I also feel that it came to such a prestigious status by receiving good counsel during the tenure of the previous Chancellor.
The Uva Wellassa University has set a very good example to other Universities. It is imperative that the prestige and renown so earned should be preserved.
I wish future advancement for this esteemed institution, which helps her ingenuous daughters and sons develop their virtue and wisdom.

FACULTIES

Faculty of Animal Science & Export Agriculture
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Technological Studies

Faculty of Animal Science & Export Agriculture

BIRTH & GROWTH OF FACULTY OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND EXPORT AGRICULTURE

The Uva Wellassa University (UWU) was established in Badulla in 2005 with the aim of enhancing the opportunities for rapid development of the Uva Province. The academic programmes of UWU were commenced on 07th August 2006 under three faculties; Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture (FASEA), Faculty of Management and Faculty of Science and Technology with a vision of being the center of excellence in value addition to national resources base. FASEA aims to achieve excellence in agricultural education with special emphasis on the value addition to the local agricultural and aquatic resources. It comprised of two Departments from its inception, namely Department of Animal Science and Department of Export Agriculture, each offering a unique SLQF Level 6 degree programme, Bachelor of Animal Science Honours (BAScHons) and Bachelor of Science Honours (BScHons) in Export Agriculture, respectively. Heading towards the university vision, FASEA introduced three more SLQF Level 6 degree programmes under the existing Departments. Total annual student intake for the Faculty is approximately 250-300 students.

Departments

Department of Animal Science
Department of Export Agriculture

Animal Science Degree Program

Course Details:

The Bachelor of Animal Science Honours (BAScHons) degree programme offered by the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (UWU) is a unique degree programme to UWU which accomplishes SLQF Level 06. It is one among the five degree programmes offered by UWU at the time of its establishment in 2006 and the first batch of students graduated in 2010. The degree focuses on the production, management and value addition aspects of farm animal industry and food industry. The syllabus was prepared by going through individual consultations with eminent scientists, academics, government & non-government officials engaged in farm animal industry and food industry, researchers, industrialists etc. This program emphasizes on the theme of the UWU; “Value Addition”.

During the curriculum revision process, Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) and Subject Benchmark Statements in Livestock and Food Science and Technology were referred in preparation of graduate profile and attributes, programme outcomes, course specifications with ILOs, teaching & learning strategies and assessment strategies.

Graduates of BASc degree program will gain a comprehensive training both on theoretical and practical aspects of farm animal production and food technology.

Export Agriculture Degree Program

Technological development and intensifying global competition are fundamentally reshaping agriculture from production of undifferentiated bulk commodities sold in anonymous spot-markets to a production system of segmented and specialized markets, identity-preserved commodities, value-added food products, and a focus on the end-user. Heightened global competition and declining profit margins in the production of undifferentiated bulk commodities are leading farmers, businessmen and agriculturists to pursue efforts to add value to their products and, in so doing, to capture a greater part of the downstream value dominated by processing and marketing sectors

Efforts to develop and expand new types of end uses for bulk agricultural commodities (e.g., alternative fuels, bioplastics), alternative agricultural production systems (e.g., organic, intensive pasture rotation), niche markets, and specialty crops are regarded as creating new opportunities for improving the economic viability of agriculture and rural communities.

On the other hand, to increase the foreign exchange earnings of export agricultural products through new technological innovations, research and learning must be excelled with a strong emphasis on value addition to local agricultural resources through modern scientific and technological approach.

Program Attributes


  • To provide in depth scientific knowledge, technological skills and entrepreneurial capabilities to sustain agricultural production promoting value addition to agricultural and national resource base
  • To promote export oriented agricultural production inculcating specialized knowledge and skills in international business
  • To stimulate demand oriented researches in the line of value addition to local resource base to perk up the contribution to the Agricultural sector continuously

Graduate Attributes


  • Graduates will have a rational attitude towards knowledge and understanding. They will be leaders in the production of new knowledge and understanding related to tea industry in broader sense through inquiry, critique and synthesis
  • Graduates will be of innovative spirit to perceive consequential problems in a different angle and equipped with entrepreneurial skills and specialized knowledge in value addition and export oriented agriculture
  • Graduates will be contributors of new knowledge creation through research and scientific inquiry
  • Graduates will be able to make use of information effectively and efficiently to pursue their duties, and will be effective communicators who would create relationship values through persuasion, negotiation and in furthering their career advancement

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Departments

Applied Earth Sciences

Computer Science & Informatics

Science & Technology

Department of Applied Earth Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, one of the dynamic departments of Uva Wellassa University. The Department of Applied Earth Sciences was established as the Third Department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Uva Wellassa University by the Extraordinary Gazette No: 2160/45 the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka issued on 30.01.2020. The Department offers the Mineral Resources and Technology degree programme leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Mineral Resources and Technology that caters to the need of intellectuals with sound knowledge in earth resources and their value addition.

The Department of Applied Earth Sciences is devoted to the application of the earth sciences in the exploration, discovery, development and exploitation of mineral and water resources. The department aims to achieve excellence in the mineral industry in Sri Lanka for the benefit of the national economy, through the creation and dissemination of knowledge, conducting research, and providing professional experiences. Our teaching staff involves various research activities addressing national priorities and issues of mineral and water resource exploration and utilization. The Department of Applied Earth Sciences is equipped with elementary and advanced teaching laboratories, and modern high-tech instruments. Therefore, we welcome industrial partners for long-term research collaborations in mineral resources and technology in the hope of solving their industrial problems in a consistent way, which is key for them to maintain sustainability and competitiveness in the long-term. In addition, our teaching staff always encourage and empower our students, those who have the vision, self-motivation, and courage to create their own start-up companies based on what they learn and develop within their stay in the Department.

The newly established Department is well-posed for a promising journey in Sri Lanka’s higher education arena. We invite you to explore our website and contact us if you need further information.

 Department of Computer Science and Informatics 

Keeping pace with rapid advancements in the computing and information technology education, the Department of Computer Science and Informatics (formerly Department of Computer Science and Technology) of Uva Wellassa University has firmly established its footing as a force to reckon in the Sri Lankan university system. The Department offers two unique degree programmes – Computer Science and Technology, and Industrial Information Technology – which are regularly updated to align with international standards and accreditation criteria of ACME and IEEE. Since its inception in 2006 the Department has been producing forward-looking highly demanded graduates with an astonishing employment rate. The competition for admission is ever-increasing and the Department is engaged in a challenging mission to accommodate the rising demand for its study programmes. Equipped with state-of-the-art computer laboratories, a dynamic academic staff and a range of other auxiliary facilities students enjoy their education in a soothing atmosphere. Strong links with the industry have assured the students of the experiences in the world of work with abundant employment prospects. I am delighted to invite you to join our journey as students and industry partners.

Department of Science and Technology

The Department of Science and Technology was established in 2005 and has been offering a SLQF 6 degree in Science and Technology since 2006. It aims to craft competent and skillful graduates with specialized knowledge and skills in Science and Technology and value addition to national resources. The Department of Science and Technology offers BTech(ScienceTec) degree which aims to develop knowledge, values, conceptual understanding and skills in students, necessary for a range of careers in the Science and Technology field. The dynamic curriculum of the degree comprises course units including subjects with theoretical knowledge and practical aspects, aiming industrial demand.
The academics of the department comprises personnel specialized in diverse areas in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Mechatronics, and Material Sciences. This set of diverse knowledge and skills in a single department, is unique to the State University system in Sri Lanka. Over the past ten years the department has evolved into a mature establishment with a rich academic staff profile and modern laboratory facilities. The Department of Science and Technology had only two elementary laboratories at the inception and currently possesses fourteen well-equipped in-house laboratories including an advanced research laboratory with the state-of-the-art technology to conduct practical sessions and research activities of both degree programmes and postgraduate students under the umbrella of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Academic Programs

Department Background

The Department of Computer Science and Informatics is one of the departments attached to the Faculty of Applied Sciences since the establishment of Uva Wellassa University. The academic staff have research focus in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Embedded and Operating Systems, Networks, Programming Languages, Service Oriented Computing, Software Engineering. Our undergraduate teaching concentrates on the foundations for solving deep technical problems in computing as students continue into postgraduate studies or develop skills in the work place. The department focuses on innovation and encourages our students to be entrepreneurial. The ever rising demand for IT experts in a globally expanding market is opening up avenues for graduates in computer sciences and technologies. In this light the Computer Science and Technology degree program was introduced to harness the opportunities in the IT industry by producing well-rounded, competent and employable graduates who address the market needs with sound theoretical background and c

Computer Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science and Technology degree programme is designed to offer a modern and technology – integrated curriculum ensuring an interdisciplinary learning environment where students are exposed to a multitude of related disciplines broadening their skills needed for a competitive market. Computer Science and Technology is a four-year degree programme. In their final year all the students will engage in a research project, which will allow the students to explore various horizons in the IT arena. This research project is expected to start at the beginning of the final academic year and the final presentations will be held at the end of the final year.

The industrial training module focuses on making the students work in a leading company and gain practical knowledge and experience related to the IT field. This industrial training module expects to expose the students to the technologies the current IT industry is using and to give the students hands-on experience in dealing with the real world issues that are faced by the IT industry. Students are expected to go for industrial training during the second semester of the final year. The minimum duration of the industrial training is 15 weeks. Students are taken on field visits upon the requirement of a particular course unit. Furthermore, in order to maintain the link with the industry students are given the opportunity to take part in IT related exhibitions, competitions and other relevant workshops.

Industrial Information Technology

Bachelor of Industrial Information Technology (BIIT) degree programme was introduced by the Uva Wellassa University with the intention of producing graduates who are capable of adding value to industrial and business processes and to enhance knowledge in information technology applications in industry contributing towards greater economic development.

The Bachelor of Industrial Information Technology is a four year degree programme. In their final year all the students will engage in a research project, with the goal of adding value to industrial and business processes and to enhance knowledge in information technology applications. This research project is expected to start at the beginning of the final academic year and the final presentations will be held at the end of the final year. The final year curriculum comprises industrial training in a leading company, which will be very useful in producing a competent graduate, who suits the industrial demand. Students are expected to go for industrial training during the second semester of the final year. The minimum duration of the industrial training is 15 weeks.

Students are taken on field visits upon the requirement of a particular course. Furthermore, in order to maintain the link with the industry students are given the opportunity to take part in IT related exhibitions, competitions and other relevant workshops

ensive training. The Department currently offers two undergraduate degree programmes namely Computer Science and Technology and Industrial Information Technology.

Outline of the Curriculum

The course code system of a course unit will have a code in the format as CST XYZ-n where ‘X’ is the year of study, ‘Y’ as subject area, and ‘Z’ as the course number for each subject area. For all codes, ‘n’ will carry the credit allocation of the course unit. Separate numbering systems were followed for the 100 and 200 level subject areas (Y) compared to 300 and 400 level subjects(Y). For each specialization area (Y), two digits were assigned where the lower digit denotes the first semester courses in that particular specialization and the second digit for the second semester course units.

The following digits were assigned for subjects offered at 100 and 200 levels;

Mathematics – 0
Statistics – 1
Engineering – 4

The following digits were assigned for subjects offered at 300 and 400 levels;

Mathematics – 0
Statistics – 1
Common courses – 8
Research/ Industrial training – 9

First Year (100 Level)
First SemesterSecond Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCourse CodeCourse Title
CST 102-2Introduction to Computer ScienceCST 123-3Database Management Systems
CST 101-2Fundamentals of ElectronicsCST 161-3Microcomputer Architecture and Logic Design
CST 121-3Structured ProgrammingCST 124-2Object Oriented Programming
CST 111-2Essential MathematicsCST 112-2Calculus
ESD 121-2English Language Level – IESD 111-1Communication Skills – I
CST 122-2Web ProgrammingESD 141-2Quantitative Reasoning
CST 131-2Fundamentals of Computer NetworksESD 122-2English Language Level – II
ESD 151-1/ESD 161-1Sinhala Language – I /Tamil Language – IESD 152-1Sinhala Language – II
BGE 121-2Ethics and Law basicsESD 162-1Tamil Language – II
Second Year (200 Level)
First SemesterSecond Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCourse CodeCourse Title
CST 241-3System Analysis and DesignCST 225-3Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithm
CST 214-3Statistical Methods – ICST 262-2Operating Systems Concepts and Compiler Designs
CST 232-2Data Communication and NetworkingCST 243-3Rapid Application Development
CST 242-3Software EngineeringCST 292-2Project – I
ESD 221-2English Language Level – IIICST 226-2Web Application Development
BGE 211-2Aesthetic StudiesIIT 223-2IT Project Management
CST 213-2Discrete Mathematics
CST 291-2Entrepreneurship
Third Year (300 Level)
First SemesterSecond Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCourse CodeCourse Title
CST 328-2Advanced Programming TechniquesCST 347-2Software Architecture & Design Patterns
CST 371-2Human Computer InteractionCST 363-2Computer Systems Architecture
CST 372-3Intelligent SystemsCST 394-2Project – II
CST 327-2Advanced Database Management SystemsCST 346-2Software Quality Assurance
CST 381-2Computer GraphicsCST 382-3Digital Image Processing
CST 333-2Data and Network SecurityCST 364-2Systems Level Programming
SCT 384-2Embedded SystemsCST 395-2Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
CST 315-2Mathematics for ComputingCST 396-1Emerging Technologies in Computer Science and Informatics
ESD 311-1Communication Skills – IICST 334-2Mobile Computing
CST 344-2Management Information SystemsCST 316-2Statistical Method – II
CST 345-2Mobile Application DevelopmentCST 351-2Parallel and Distributed Computing
CST 393-2Principles of Management
Forth Year (400 Level)
First SemesterSecond Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCourse CodeCourse Title
IIT 446-2Intellectual Property Rights, Legislations and CommercializationCST 498-6Industrial Training
CST 497-2Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in ComputingCST 499-6Research Project
CST 429-2Semantic Web Technologies
CST 453-2Cloud Computing
CST 476-2Deep Learning
CST 483-2Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
CST 473-2Bioinformatics
CST 448-2Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP)
CST 477-2Robotics
CST 474-2Data Warehousing and Data Mining
CST 475-2Digital Forensics  
CST 436-2System Administration and Maintenance  
CST 435-2Advanced Computer Networks  
IIT 449-2GIS for Business  
CST 437-2Internet of Things

Postgraduate Degrees by Research (M.Phil./Ph.D.)

Faculty of Applied Sciences, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka offers postgraduate research degrees leading to the award of Degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The programs mainly involve research in a wide variety of disciplines.

MPhil Graduates of the Faculty

Board of Study-Life Sciences

  1. Ms. J.M.N.M. Jayasundara
  2. Mr. T. Lakkana
  3. Mr. C.H. Bandara

Prospective Students

We welcome your interest in the M.Phil/Ph.D. program at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply if UWU is a good fit for your intellectual and professional goals. All are welcome to apply, without regard to citizenship, socioeconomic level, race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, etc. We are certain that you will find us provide a stimulating and supportive environment for exciting research in a wide variety of fields. Our broad training will prepare you equally well for careers in industry as well as for academia.

Research Disciplines

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Environment Science
  • Forest Ecology
  • Material Science
  • Microbiology
  • Mineral Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Product Chemistry
How to Apply

All applications should be forwarded to the Secretary, Faculty Higher Degrees Committee (FHDC). The completed application along with certified copies of the degree certificate(s) and a certified copy of the birth certificates, should be forwarded with the application. The student should arrange for an academic transcript to be sent to the FHDC, Uva Wellassa University by the relevant University. The candidate must present a research proposal before a panel of committee, under the guidance of the supervisor(s). More details of the application procedure is found in the postgraduate by-laws.

If accepted, a conditional registration letter will be issued to the applicant upon the recommendation of the FHDC.

Faculty of Management

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Department of Management Sciences

The Entrepreneurship and Management degree programme offers two specialization areas namely Entrepreneurship and Management Technologies and Insurance and Actuary. Further, specialization areas would be added when situation demands in the field of Management. This degree programme has been designed in such a way that it is matched with the stakeholder requirements and in turn matches with the overall value proposition of Uva Wellassa University.

Entrepreneurship and Management Degree Programme

Department of Public Administration

Department of Public Administration was established in 2006 with the inception of the University in the Faculty of Management. Currently the Department holds the Administrative Functions of the Bachelor’s in Business Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management. Further, the department is the center of Broad General Education which is unique to all curricula of Uva Wellassa University.

Department of English Language Teaching (DELT)

The Department of English Language Teaching (DELT) was established as the third Department of Study, attaching temporary to the Faculty of Management of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka by the Extraordinary Gazette Notification No: 2079/12 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka issued on Monday, July 09th 2018.

The Department of English Language Teaching (DELT) has now organized all its courses to be delivered by the members of the Academic Staff of the DELT in an organized way expecting productive results to be benefitted by all the undergraduates of all Study Programmes of the University irrespective of Departments and Faculties as the establishment of the DELT is for the entire university.

The Department also ensures aligning all its courses realizing the Vision of the University “To be the Centre of Excellence for Value Addition to National Resource Base” imparting Essential Skills Development (ESD) by means of innovative pedagogical practices deviating from traditional methodologies.

Department of Tourism Studies (DTS)

The Department of Tourism Studies (DTS) was established in 2019 as the fourth department of the Faculty of Management of Uva Wellassa University. The DTS is expected to deepen its teaching and research capacity with applied and trans-disciplinary atmosphere as a cornerstone to inspire new era in global tourism industry. BBM in Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management is currently offered under the DTS and further study programmes will be developed to cater to the changing demand and industry needs aligning to the university vision of “To be the Centre of Excellence for Value Addition to National Resources”.

BBM in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management (HTE)

In keeping with the vision of Uva Wellassa University, the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management degree programme was introduced in 2009 with the conducive atmosphere for the development of Tourism and Leisure Industry in the country addressing the need of producing employable graduates who can contribute significantly towards the economic development of Sri Lanka. This is a four years special degree organized and developed covering a wider perspective proving a comprehensive knowledge and understanding to scoop out the graduates’ capacity providing essential theoretical and practical knowledge on the tourism industry, and how tourism influences society locally, nationally and globally.

Faculty of Technological Studies

Faculty of Technological Studies is the latest and 4th faculty of the Uva Wellassa University and, it was formally established on August 17, 2017 upon the approval of the University Grants Commission and the publication of Gazette Extraordinary by the ministry of Higher Education and Highways Sri Lanka. Faculty of Technological Studies will be serving the nation by providing higher education opportunities for the prospective undergraduates who will be enrolling in the Sri Lankan University system through the newly introduced GCE Advanced Level Technology stream. The faculty has two departments, namely, The Department of Engineering Technology and Biosystems Technology. These Departments offer degrees in Bachelor of Technology in highly demanding fields in Sri Lanka. These professional degree programs are full time and four years. The degree programs are offered according to Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) Level 6. Degrees Offered by the Faculty are,

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering,
  • Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honours degree and
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology Honors degree.

Departments

Department of Biosystems Technology


The Department of Biosystems Technology conducts the Bachelor of Biosystems Technology (BBST) Honors degree Program. The National Biotechnology Industry Association, Sri Lanka (NBIA) has been responsible for the accreditation of this program and providing consultative feedback on the development of the degree program comparable to global practice.

Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honours (curriculum I)
Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honours (with specialization area)

Department of Engineering Technology


The Department of Engineering Technology conducts the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Mechanical Engineering, BET Hons (Mech Eng) Degree Program, guided by the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) accreditation manual for full time four-year professional degree and based on the Sydney Accord.

Degree Program

The aim of the degree program is to produce well-rounded leaders capable of using scientific and technological approaches to develop Mechanical Engineering Technology in Sri Lanka, to expose them to the latest and advanced global technologies and cater to the global and regional demands in the sector.
In the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Mechanical Engineering, BET Hons (Mech Eng) degree program;
• Undergraduates will cover 116 compulsory credits and 6 optional credits course modules in four levels over eight semesters. From those 6 optional credits course modules student must complete minimum of 4 credits to obtain the degree.
• The 100 and 200 level (1st year and 2nd year) course modules are gone for giving the students with vital learning in basic sciences, mathematics and engineering technology together with modules to develop essential skills such as information technology and communication skills.
• Modules offered in the 300 level and 400 level (3rd year and 4th year) of the degree program are aimed at providing on Mechanical Engineering Technology oriented knowledge including advanced theoretical and practical applications to the undergraduates.
• During the degree program undergraduates must complete six-month industrial training with group project in a relevant industry, where they are expected to get hands-on experience in the production processes and latest technologies in mechanical engineering.

Graduate Profile

Graduate profile of Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Mechanical Engineering, BET Hons (Mech Eng): Bachelor of Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Mechanical Engineering, BET Hons (Mech Eng) degree program provides undergraduates with a strong understanding of the fundamental principles and practical application of mechanical engineering technology.

Upon completion of the degree program our graduates will be able to:

  • Identify problems, formulate and analyze engineering alternatives, and solve problems individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Assume management, entrepreneurial, and leadership roles in the engineering technology industry.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional engineering technology environment
  • Pursue professional careers and engage in life-long learning.
  • Graduate attributes

Graduate attributes

The educational outcomes of the Department of Engineering Technology at Uva Wellassa University are to produce graduates with:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or process for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to the educational objectives of the degree program.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of professional an ethical responsibilities and commitment to them.
  • An expectation and need to undertake lifelong learning, and capacity to do so.

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology


Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology Honours [BICT(Hons)] degree programme offered by the Faculty of Technological Studies, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka is a four-year professional degree that complies with Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) Level 06. The degree programme is also in accordance with accreditation requirements of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and the Seoul accord.

The degree programme is arranged in four levels (100, 200, 300 and 400 ) over eight (08) semesters and consists of compulsory and optional course modules. The 100 level and 200 level course modules are aimed to give the undergraduates the necessary knowledge in Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics and Management together with courses to develop Essential Skills and Broad General Education. The core of the curriculum consists of course units in Information and Communication Technology, giving special prominence to Software Technology and Business Intelligence. Further, 300 and 400 level course modules are designed to deliver advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in Software Technology and Business Intelligence.

The degree programme offers undergraduates the opportunity to engage in a year-round capstone project (research project) in the final year under supervision. The sixth semester is solely devoted to industrial training with a reputed industry where undergraduates are expected to learn the latest and emerging technologies and applications in Software Technology and Business Intelligence together with industrial culture and ethics.

The degree programme shall produce technocratic graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes which enable them to cater to the dynamic and highly competitive local and global job market and they would actively contribute to developing Sri Lanka as an emerging economy in South Asia.

Graduate Profile

Graduate profile of Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology: Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology degree program provides undergraduates with a strong understanding of the fundamental principles and practical application in Information and Communication Technology. Upon completion of the degree program our graduates will be able to:

  • Identify problems, analyze and design/develop alternatives for broadly defined computing problems individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Assume management, entrepreneurial, and leadership roles in the ICT industry.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional information technology environment.
  • Pursue professional careers and engage in life-long learning.

Academic Research and Publication Unit

Academic Research and Publication Unit (APU) is the apex body of the Academic Research & Publications of Uva Wellassa University (UWU). At present, APU administers and coordinates the activities of the UWU Research Committee, UWU Research Ethics Review Committee, UWU International Research Conference, UWU Research Journals, UWU Research Funds, and the UWU Annual Report.

Career Guidance Unit

The Career Guidance Unit of Uva Wellassa University was established on 18th July 2013 at the Space allocated to Mineral Resources Lab on temporary basis. The unit has office space, and a lecture room of 50 seating facility and Multimedia facility. The unit functions directly under the Vice Chancellor.
Vice chancellor of the university had given approval to appoint following human resources and provide physical and financial resources to establish the Unit and Director of the Career guidance was appointed September 02, 2013.


The Career Guidance Unit (CGU) was created with the following objectives:

• To develop relations between University and Employment Sector in a mutually beneficial way.
• To help undergraduates to choose and proceed on an optimal career path, based on the students ability, desire and available opportunities.
• To help undergraduates obtain an orientation to the employment sector and develop Transferable Skills such as effective communication skills, Leadership skills, Teamwork skills, and management skills so that they will become productive and efficient members of the work force.

To liaise with private and public sector organizations to find out about existing job opportunities, bring them to the notice of graduates and direct the most suitable applicants to the organization

Postgraduate Unit

Considering the emerging trends in the context of current scientific, technological, economic and socio- cultural conditions of the regional and global eduspheres, UWU realized the essentiality of an academic wing for the postgraduate education. The Postgraduate Unit (PGU) has taken basement strategies to carry out the tasks with the collaborations of the current Higher Degree Committees which are attached to the faculties of the university. It currently performs as a fully-fledged separate unit of the university and is governed by the Board of Graduate Studies. All Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees and Doctoral Degrees are formulated in accordance with the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework by relevant Boards of Studies.

University Medical Center

All University students have access to medical care free of charge under the guidance of the University Medical Officer (UMO). The University Medical Center is further strengthened with a qualified nurse and a pharmacist. All medical reports of students should be certified by the UMO, before being submitted to the Faculty Board and Senate for approval.

Obtaining and Submitting Medical Certificates

  • If a student is unable to attend to his academic activities due to illness, he/she has to submit a medical certificate to the relevant faculty. (During exam time the medical to the department of examination )
  • It can be obtained from the UMO or outside doctor.
  • But, only doctors registered in SLMC and registered ayurvedic practitioners can issue a medical certificate.
  • The medical certificate  has to be obtained at the time of consultation, not later.

Following details have to be included in the medical certificate.(please refer to the image)

  1. Name of the student
  2. Diagnosis (Illness)
  3. No. of days recommended for leave
  4. Dates
  5. Name of the Doctor
  6. Qualification
  7. Registration number
  8. Signature of the doctor
  9. Date of issue
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