The Faculty of Engineering Technology of the OUSL has a history spanning more than twenty five years. Since its inception, the faculty has been offering 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 purse higher studies for research degrees, MPhil and PhDs in all areas of engineering.
The Faculty conducts all study programmes in the Open Distance Learning (ODL) methodology in keeping with the OUSL’s unique study system. This enhances student accessibility to our study programmes, which have been carefully designed with high flexibility in course selections and inbuilt 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 pioneer of conducting study programmes in engineering with the use of the ODL concept, we have introduced unique pedagogical methods and tools that help students to learn effectively and efficiently while being employed. We have taken maximum efforts 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 coming to the central campus in Nawala.
At present, the Faculty consists of six Academic Departments, with over sixty 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 [(BSE (Hons)]. The students following study programmes leading to BTech (Hons) (Eng) or BIS (Hons) can also obtain a Higher Diploma in Technology after fulfilling the requirements. Time has proven that the graduates of the Faculty have been working successfully in the relevant industries, both here and abroad.
Dr. K.A.C. Udayakumar , MSc (Eng)(Hons), Ph.D
Dean/ Faculty of Engineering Technology
The Open University of Sri Lanka