Science and Engineering Foundation Courses are designed to encourage those without the basic entry qualifications to pursue higher studies in Science and Engineering Technology to achieve such qualifications. Courses are delivered according to the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) Guidelines and will be of two-year duration. The credit content of courses is thirty (30) per each level, which will include six (6) courses, each of five (5) credit weightage totaling up to ten (10) credit of courses each for a discipline. The main disciplines are Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The courses will be offered jointly by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering Technology through the Foundation Academic Unit of the University.

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Credit Certificate
Conducted by :
Foundation Academic Unit of the OUSL
Programme duration :
2 Years (Level 1 – one year and Level 2 -one year)
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Medium :
All three national languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English)
  1. At least six (6) passes at G.C.E (O/L) examination including Mathematics and Science, or any other higher qualification acceptable to the Senate.
  2. Over 18 years of age

Exemption Test
Exemption Test is scheduled to be held on 10th and 11th November 2018 in all Regional and Study Centers of the OUSL (except Kuliyapitiya)

Starting date of issuing applications :
30th September 2018
Application closing date :
30th October 2018
Programme commencing date :
January 2019

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Tuition fee for one subject (10 credits) is Rs.10,000/-. This fee can be paid in installments. The first installment should be paid at the time of registration with the Registration Fee and Facility Fee of Rs.7,900/-.
Number of courses (Level1/2)Registration & Facility Fee (Rs.)Payment at the time of Registration (Rs.)2nd Installment (Rs)
1-Subject (10 Credit) 1,900.00 7,900.00 4,000.00
2- Subjects (20 Credit) 1,900.00 13,900.00 8,000.00
3- Subjects (30 Credit) 1,900.00 19,900.00 12,000.00

Foundation Academic Unit of the OUSL

Address :
The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
2 853 777 Ext. 664
Email :
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