M.Sc. / P.G Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Call for Applications for the 2022 Intake is Now Open

DEADLINE EXTENDED TILL 17TH DECEMBER 2021

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This programme is designed for construction industry professionals to gain extensive knowledge in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, while adopting a broad generic approach. The programme is conducted by a team of highly experienced university lecturers and professionals in the industry. This is a part time fee levying programme carefully designed to appeal to the industry's top achievers. The objective is to enable qualified and experienced professionals to participate in a programme leading to the award of the University's M.Sc. degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. The programme has rich blend of participants consisting of various professionals in the construction industry.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The degree programmes are structured in such a way as to encourage independence in student learning and the integration of diverse material. The programme continues to adopt a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods such as lectures, seminars, guest lectures, end semester examinations and assignments.

M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is a five semester part-time programme consisting of eighteen compulsory modules including research dissertation. Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is a three semester part-time course consisting of sixteen compulsory modules.

 

CREDIT REQUIREMENT

40 - Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution 
60 - M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

 

DURATION

12 Months - Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution 
24 Months - Master of Science in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

 

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

Medium of instruction is English.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

FirstYear:  The students will follow a lecture series including assignments (12 hours of contact time per week) which are designed to be intensive but scheduled to suit the busy schedule of the working professional.

Second Year:  The students will undertake the writing of a dissertation in a significant area selected in the field of construction law and dispute resolution under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the programme coordinator.

 

PROGRAM DELIVERY AND SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

Lectures of the programme will be conducted on every Friday (4.00pm – 7.00pm) and Saturday (8.00 am to 7.30 pm).

Standard mode of program delivery and conduct of examinations will be done physically at the University of Moratuwa. However, under extreme conditions prevailing in the country it may be changed to online delivery and online exams.

 

MODULE BREAKDOWN

Module code Module Title Credit Value
Year 1
BE5417 Construction Industry and Practice 4
BE5418 Legal Systems and Methods 3
BE5419 Law of Contract 3
BE5420 Construction Procurement 3
BE5421 Contract Administration 3
BE5422 Dispute Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods 3
BE5423 Construction Negligence and Public Rights 3
BE5424 Planning and Development Law 3
BE5425 Claims Management 3
BE5426 Dispute Adjudication and Arbitration  3
BE5427 Business and Industrial Law 3
BE5428 Project Financing and Risk Management 3
BE5429 Project Study 3
Year 2
BE6403 Research Methodology 4
BE6404 Dissertation 16

 

ELIGIBILITY

The selection of students to the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution leading to Master of Science in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution will be made by the Department of Building Economics, in accordance with one of the following extended eligibility requirements, approved by the Senate

  • An Honours Bachelor’s degree of the University of Moratuwa, related to construction and built environment AND a minimum of one (01) year relevant experience after the effective date of the degree,

OR

  • Any other four (04) years Honours Bachelor’s degree related to construction and built environment AND a minimum of one (01) year relevant experience after the effective date of the degree,

OR

  • Any other three (03) years Bachelor’s degree related to construction and built environment AND a minimum of two (02) years relevant experience after the effective date of the degree,

OR

  • Any recognized category of membership of a recognized Professional Institute related to construction and built environment, obtained through an academic route AND a minimum of two (02) years relevant experience after the effective date of obtaining the recognized category of membership.

 

The recognition of the institution, the relevancy of the field and experience required for eligibility shall be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Deadline extended till 17th December 2021

Applications from prospective candidates are now invited for the above programme of study. Application form and the other relevant information can be downloaded from below links.

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APPLICATION SUBMISSION

The application processing fee of Rs. 1,000/- must be paid using a paying-in-voucher obtainable at any Bank of Ceylon branch to the credit of University of Moratuwa Account No. 70993353.

Clearly State ‘Your Name’, ‘NIC Number’ and ‘MSc CL&DR’ on the paying-in-voucher.

Your application shall reach the Department of Building Economics in BOTH modes mentioned below.

1.     Post the original duly filled and signed application, along with all supporting documents and paying-in-voucher to the below address through Register post

Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake
Programme Director
MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Department of Building Economics
University of Moratuwa
Katubedda
Moratuwa

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2.     Email the scanned copies of duly filled and signed application, along with all supporting documents and paying-in-voucher in one (01) PDF file, which is 20 MB or less to uomcldr2022@yahoo.com.

Application Closing Date – 07 17th December 2021
 

COURSE FEES

The Course fee for the first academic year and second academic year are Rs.225,000/- and Rs.125,000/- respectively. The registration fee per semester is Rs.1,500/- (First year - Rs.4,500/- and Second year - Rs.3,000/-). In addition a refundable deposit of Rs.2,500/- (for library facilities) and an examination fee of Rs.500/- is payable at the registration.

The course fees for the local and overseas students are given below. Local fees are applicable to Sri Lankan nationals who resides in Sri Lanka. Overseas fees are applicable to Foreign nationals who currently resides in Sri Lanka under long term visa or to Foreign nationals who are willing to stay in Sri Lanka during the course of study under long term student or any other type of visa category.

 

Local Students

Overseas Students

Course Fee – First Academic Year

Rs.225,000/-

US$2,000 + Rs.225,000/-

Course Fee – Second Academic Year

Rs.125,000/-

US$2,000 + Rs.125,000/-

Registration Fee

Rs. 1,500/- per semester

(First year - Rs.4,500/- and

Second year - Rs.3,000/-).

Rs. 1,500/- per semester

(First year - Rs.4,500/- and

Second year - Rs.3,000/-).

Examination Fee (payable at the registration)

Rs.500/- Per annum

Rs.500/- Per annum

Refundable library deposit

Rs.2,500/- per book

Rs.2,500/- per book

Module charges from PG research students Rs.5,000/- per credit

 

 

APPLICATOIN ENQUIRES

Any inquiries should be forwarded to Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake, the Programme-Director: ysandanayake@uom.lk

For any clarifications regarding applications and related matters please contact Mr. Waruna Vidya Adikari on 0705325760 or 0112650301 (Ext: 7213) or 0112650738. Email: msc-clndr@uom.lk

 

DOWNLOAD IMPORTANT FORMS

Important forms for existing students can be downloaded from the following link

https://uom.lk/becon/postgraduate-programe/important-downloads

 

COURSE TEAM

Programme Director
Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake
BSc (QS) (Hons), PhD (UK)

Lecturing Faculty:

Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake
BSc (QS) (Hons), PhD (UK)

Ch.QS. Prof. (Mrs.) Kanchana Perera
BSc (QS) (Hons), MPhil, FIQSSL, AIQS, ICEECA 

Ch.QS. Indunil Seneviratne
BSc (QS) (Hons), MSc (Const. Mgt.)-US, FIQSSL

Ch.QS Suranga Jayasena
BSc (QS) (Hons), MSc (Building), AIQSSL

Ch.QS Vijitha Disaratna
BSc (QS) (Hons), MBA(UK), RICS PM Diploma(UK), AIQSSL,MRICS, ACI Arb, EDA(UK) 

Ch.QS Dr.(Mrs.) Thanuja Ramachandra
BSc (QS) (Hons), MPhil (SL), PhD (NZ), AIQSSL 

Prof. (Mrs.) Nayanathara De Silva 
BSc (Eng) (Hons), MSc (Building) Singapore, PhD (SL) 

Prof. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga
BSc (QS) Hons, PhD (UK), FHEA (UK), PGCAP (UK) 

Dr. (Mrs.) Sachie Gunathilake 
BSc (QS) (Hons), PhD (UK)

Mr. Mahesh Abeynayake
LLB (Hons), LLM (Colombo), MPhil (Moratuwa)
Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public

Ch.QS Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara
BSc (QS) (Hons), MSc (Civil Eng), PhD (SL), AIQSSL, AAIQS, SEDA(UK)

Dr. (Mrs.) Chandhani Hadiwattege
BSc (QS) (Hons), PhD(SL), SEDA (UK)

Dr. KAK Devapriya
BSc (QS) (Hons), PhD (Hongkong)

Dr. (Mrs.) Menaha Thayaparan
BSc (QS) Hons, PhD (UK)

Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake
BSc (FM) (Hons), MPhil, SEDA (UK), GREENSL®AP 

Dr. (Ms.) Pournima Sridarran
BSc (FM) (Hons), PhD (UK), MIFMSL

Mrs. Harshini Mallawarachchi
BSc (FM) (Hons), MPhil (SL). Reading PhD (SL/Australia), SEDA (UK)

Dr. Ashan Senel Asmone
BSc (FM) (Hons.), PhD (Building) Singapore, MEM, AMIFMSL, GreenSL AP

VISITING STAFF

The skills offered by the permanent staff are complimented and supported by a team of visiting staff including members of other Universities and leading  practitioners from industry.

ENQUIRIES

Prof.(Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake
Programme Director
M.Sc. in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution Programme
Department of Building Economics
University of Moratuwa
Tel: +94-1-2650301 (Ext: 7201 or 7200) or +94-1-2650738
Fax: +94-1-2650738 
E-mail: ysandanayake@uom.lk 

Mr. Waruna Vidya Adikari
Programme Assistant
M.Sc. in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution Programme
Department of Building Economics
University of Moratuwa
Tel: 0705325760 / 0112650301 (Ext: 7251)
Email:msc-clndr@uom.lk