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  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in English (PGDip PPE)

    An innovative one-year intensive English language enhancement and communication course offered by highly experienced and qualified faculty. The program has a strong practice orientation and integrates insights from key stakeholders in the industry -- backed by the academic excellence of the Postgraduate Institute of English and The Open University of Sri Lanka.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts In Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

  • Postgraduate Programmes - Faculty of Engineering Technology





  • Programme in Tamil Programme in Sinhala

    This programme focuses on developing the four major language skills, viz. listening, speaking, reading and writing and also the appropriate use of grammar. The programme also pays special attention to the needs of employees in the government sector and private sector who wish to improve their communication skills in Tamil, in order that they may function more efficiently at their places of work. A variety of exercises, tasks and activities have been designed following the communicative method of language teaching. This has been especially designed for those whose first language is Sinhala/ Tamil

  • Research Methodology in Education

    This short course, which will be conducted in Sinhala, Tamil and English, will enable research students to develop an inquiry-based research-oriented frame of mind.

  • Short Course for Effective Use of AutoCAD for Engineering Drawings

    AutoCAD is the world's leading Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Modeling software with over 7 million users worldwide. The course is specifically tailored to fulfill the needs of users in any engineering discipline and is structured to provide comprehensive knowledge from basic 2D drawings to advanced 3D modeling and animation techniques.








  • Short Course for Parents of Children with Special Needs

    Parents of children with special needs face a problematic situation in helping their children to overcome the difficulties and barriers in learning and development. The concept of Education for All (EFA) cannot be achieved without considering the needs of children with special needs. The school and home environments both need to collaborate in developing potential of children with special needs. As the parents play a vital role in educating their children with special needs, developing training or awareness programmes are needed to support them. However the available opportunities are limited in the country for proper education and training programmes for parents of children with special needs. The best method of educating parents of children with special needs is through developing short term courses rather than long term courses because the parents of children with special needs may not be able to dedicate their full time for such a long term course with their family commitments. The training from a short course obtained by the parents will provide variety of supports for learning and development of their children at home. Considering the above factors the Department of Special Needs Education has developed a "Short Course for Parents of Children with Special Needs".

  • Short Course in Academic Writing and Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Humanities

    This course is a unique combination of research methodology and writing-giving participants hands-on experience in conceptualizing and designing a research project along with the skills to effectively communicate research in line with international best practices and conventions.

  • Short Course in AutoCAD 2D & 3D Modeling

    The short course in Auto CAD 2D & 3D Modeling aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in Auto CAD while comparing and contrasting them with the ‘actual’ Auto CAD practices.

  • Short Course in Computerized Accounting

  • Short Course in Computerized Accounting Package (Quick Book, Acc Pac & Tally)

    The short course in Computerized Accounting Package aims to introduce the key concepts of and practical use in Accounting. This programme is limited to 10 students on first-come-first- serve basis

  • Short Course in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

    The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a widely used instrument in assessing the environmental effects of development projects or when environmental policies are formulated to be implemented. The purpose of EIA is to ensure the protection and conservation of the environment and natural resources including human health aspects against uncontrolled development.

    EIA is a powerful tool for informed decision-making. It contributes to more environmentally sensitive decisions and the integration of environmental and social considerations in development planning. It also contributes to the transparency of the decision-making process during the development, implementation, monitoring and follow-up stages of a development project. EIA should be performed for new developments or projects and for expansions or renovations of existing establishments according to the law of Sri Lanka. A certificate of participation will be awarded on the successful completion of the short course.

  • Short Course in Financial Accounting

    The Short Course in Financial Accounting aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in Financial Accounting to the participants. This course equips students with skills such as, numerical and logical thinking, attention to details and analytical thinking, which are required for manipulating and organizing of financial data in order to make sound business decisions in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Short Course in Human Resource Management

    The Short Course in Human Resource Management aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in HRM while comparing and contrasting them with the ‘actual’ HR policies and practices as carried out by HR practitioners in local work organizations.


  • Short Course in Involuntary Land Acquisition and Resettlement

    This short course will broaden both theoretical and practical knowledge and upgrade skills in involuntary resettlement operations in development projects. It is designed to meet the needs of government officials working in development project planning and implementing organizations, consultants and others interested in gaining knowledge in involuntary resettlement.


  • Short Course in Marketing Management

    The short course in Marketing aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in marketing while comparing and contrasting them with the real marketing practices as carried out by marketing professionalsin the organizations.


  • Short Course in Modern Industrial Pneumatics- Beginners level

    The main objectives of the course are to impact the basic knowledge and skills necessary to operate, troubleshoot and maintain industrial pneumatic systems.


  • Short Course in Multi-grade Teaching

    Issuing of Applications : called twice a year

    The Faculty of Education of the Open University of Sri Lanka, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has developed a Short Course to support teachers who are teaching in Multi-grade classrooms in Sri Lankan schools.

  • Short Course in Professional Web Designing for Absolute Beginners

    This course is designed to give the knowledge and skills required to build creative, interactive, and imaginative web sites. The course will attempt to balance technical skills with artistic skills to create web pages that are conceptually interesting, easily navigable, visually pleasing and functional.