Welcome to the Website of the Faculty of Engineering Technology
Selecting a university and programme of study to suit your requirements is an important decision you make in your life. This message intends to help you take the right decision for a bright future in the field of Engineering and Technology.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology of the OUSL has a history spanning more than thirty years. The Faculty offers study programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas/Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in engineering and industrial studies with the objective of producing qualified personnel at all levels of the industry. The Faculty also provides students the opportunity to pursue higher studies for research degrees, MPhils and PhDs in all areas of Engineering and Technology.
The Faculty conducts all study programmes in the Open Distance Learning (ODL) methodology in keeping with the unique study system of the OUSL. This enhances student accessibility to our study programmes, which have been carefully designed with high flexibility in course selections and in-built lateral and vertical mobility. The students with relevant qualifications can join the study programmes at appropriate levels and study towards degrees and post graduate degrees.
Being the pioneers in successfully conducting study programmes in engineering with the use of the ODL concepts, we have introduced unique pedagogical methods and tools that help students to learn effectively and efficiently while being employed. We have taken the maximum effort to deliver the courses of our study programmes through the regional network which is spread throughout the country. This enables students to participate in many of the academic activities without visiting the Central Campus at Nawala.
At present, the Faculty consists of six Academic Departments, with over seventy well qualified dedicated academic staff members. Faculty offers three undergraduate study programmes, namely Bachelor of Technology Honours in Engineering [BTech (Hons) (Eng)], Bachelor of Industrial Studies Honours [BIS (Hons)], and Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours or (BSE (Hons)]. The students following study programmes leading to BTech (Hons) (Eng) BIS (Hons), or BSE (Hons) can also obtain a Higher Diploma after fulfilling the requirements.
We are proud to state that many of our past students hold responsible positions in the relevant industries in the state and private sectors, and are making a valuable contribution to the nation through their work.
On behalf of the Faculty, I invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to reach your personal and career goals.
Eng. Prof. D. A. R. Dolage,
Dean/ Faculty of Engineering Technology
The Open University of Sri Lanka