An overview of engineering education in Sri Lanka

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Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam. 2009. "An overview of engineering education in Sri Lanka." Kestell, Colin, Grainger, Steven and Cheung, John (ed.) 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2009). Adelaide, Australia 06 - 09 Dec 2009 Adelaide, Australia.
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An overview of engineering education in Sri Lanka

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AuthorSomasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam
EditorsKestell, Colin, Grainger, Steven and Cheung, John
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2009)
Number of Pages6
Year2009
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
ISBN1876346590
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.plevin.com.au/aaee2009/
Conference/Event20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2009)
Event Details
20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2009)
Parent
Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Delivery
In person
Event Date
06 to end of 09 Dec 2009
Event Location
Adelaide, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: The historical development of formal engineering education in Sri Lanka has gained additional strength with the inauguration of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ruhuna. This is the third conventional Engineering Faculty in Sri Lanka after those at the University of Peradeniya and the University of Moratuwa. This paper describes the Ruhuna’s developments, degree programs, student admission, field selection, work load and degree requirements. This Faculty’s reputation during the last decade has been reflected by students’ achievements in several ways, including their employability all over the world. In 2004, all three degrees offered by this new Faculty have received accreditation. This study shows that despite all these achievements and a growing reputation within a decade from its establishment, the Ruhuna is still challenged by the two other engineering Faculties to prove its status to attract and admit a reasonable proportion of all island merit students.

Keywordsengineering education, Sri Lanka, Asian engineering
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
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