Postgraduate Research Degree Programmes

The Department of Building Economics offers the following postgraduate research degree programmes;

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MSC) (WITH A MAJOR COMPONENT OF RESEARCH)

This is a one-year, full time (or two-year part time) programme aimed mainly at fresh graduates interested in pursuing postgraduate research.

 

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL)

This is a two-year, full-time (or three-year, part-time) programme aimed at enabling students to develop their capabilities to a level for pursuing PhD studies and to show originality in the application of knowledge.

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)

This is a three-year, full-time (or five-year part-time) programme aimed at enabling students to develop their capabilities to conduct independent research and to transfer knowledge at the forefront of a discipline by making an original contribution to knowledge. The Department also offers joint PhD programmes with foreign universities. This allows the selected PhD students to carry out their research under the guidance of a team of supervisors from both universities and obtain a PhD from both.

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Applications for postgraduate research programmes can be made online. For further information on applying for postgraduate research degree programmes go to https://uom.lk/slideshow-entry/apply-online-research-degree-programs

If you are interested in applying to any of the above research degree programmes at the Department, you should first contact a potential supervisor in line with your research interests from among the senior academic staff of the Department. This staff member will then:

  • evaluate your eligibility to register for the degree of your choice, and
  • work with you to develop a research proposal that will form part of your online application
  • recommend course modules appropriate for your programme.

For details of current staff members and their research interests please visit:https://uom.lk/becon/staff/academic

 

FURTHER INFORMATION  

For further information on research degrees including admissions requirements please visit;

The Postgraduate Studies Division - Faculty of Architecture (https://uom.lk/foa/pgs)

OR

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (https://uom.lk/fgs

 

CONTACT

Dr.(Mrs.) Sachie Gunatilake

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Department of Building Economics

University of Moratuwa

Sri Lanka.

Tel: (+94) 11 2650301 (Ext. 7217) or (+94) 11 2650738

Email: sachieg@uom.lk

Awarded Research Degrees

Name

Title

Year

Supervisor(s)

Doctor of Philosophy

 

 

 

Dr. K.A.T.O. Ranadewa 

Lean enabling capacity building in small & medium enterprises in construction industry

2022

Prof. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake

Dr. Mohan Siriwardena (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)

Dr. (Mrs.) A.U.A.A. Samaraweera

Framework for analysis of cultural basic assumptions of public sector construction projects

2018

Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake

Dr. (Mrs.) Sepani Senaratne (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara

Sustainable use of water in construction projects: The case of Sri Lanka

2016

Prof. Lalith De Silva

Prof. R. Rameezdeen

Dr. (Mrs.) H. Chandanie

Merging academic research and industry development requirements for an innovative construction management practice

2016

Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake
Dr. (Mrs.) Sepani Senaratne (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Dr. (Mrs.) N.G. Fernando (University of Salford, UK)

Dr. Ananda Ranasinghe 

Principles of natural justice in arbitration

2011

Prof. (Mrs.) Chitra Weddikkara 

Master of Philosophy

 

 

 

Mrs. M. Francis

Management of disputes in construction projects: A perspective of project characteristics

2022

Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra 

Ms. Devindi H.G.M. 

A Model for Forecasting Running Costs of Commercial Buildings in Sri Lanka

2021

Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra 

Mrs. N.F. Sabrina

Assessment of sustainable facilities management (SFM) practice in health care (HC) organisations in Sri Lanka

2020

Dr. (Mrs.) Thanuja Ramachandra

Dr. (Mrs.) Sachie Gunatilake

Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake

Exploring safety culture maturity of small and medium scale raw rubber processing enterprises in Sri Lanka

2019

Dr. (Mrs.) Sachie Gunatilake

Dr. (Mrs.) N.G. Fernando (University of Salford, UK)

Mrs. R.M.N.U. Rathnayake

Framework to identify occupational health and safety initiatives for different ethical climates

2018

Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake

Dr. (Mrs.) Gayani Karunasena (Deakin University, Australia)

Ms. N.H.C. Manjula  

Developing a model to predict unsafe behaviour of construction workers in Sri Lanka

2017

Dr. (Mrs.) Nayanthara De Silva

Mrs. B.H. Mallawaarachchi

Study of built environment factors influencing occupants' productivity: Green certified office buildings in Sri Lanka

2016

Prof. Lalith De Silva

Prof. R. Rameezdeen

Ms. N.R.K. Thilakarathna 

Framework for lean implementation in construction processes

2015

Prof. Lalith De Silva

Prof. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake

Dr. (Mrs.) Sepani Senaratne 

Mr. M.D.T.E. Abeynayake 

Critical analysis of alternative dispute resolution methods used in the construction industry in Sri Lanka

2014

Prof. (Mrs.) Chitra Weddikkara 

Prof. (Mrs.) B.A.K.S. Perera 

Risk identification and risk handling in construction: A consideration of the project life cycle in Sri Lankan road projects

2012

Prof. Lalith De Silva

Prof. R. Rameezdeen 

Dr. (Mrs.) Thanuja Ramachandra 

Study of the relationship between construction sector and economic growth in Sri Lanka

2006

Prof. R. Rameezdeen

Dr. (Mrs.) Gayani Karunasena

Value management based IT procurement model for construction organisations

2006

Prof. Srinath Perera

MSc by Research

 

 

 

Mrs. A.S. Weerasinghe

Impact of sustainable features on life cycle cost (LCC) of green buildings in Sri Lanka

2019

Dr. (Mrs.) Thanuja Ramachandra

Mrs. H.W.T.P. Rathnasiri

Green building information modelling for existing buildings: A facilities management perspective

2019

Ch.QS. Suranga Jayasena

Ms. B.J. Ekanayake

A Framework to enhance value management application in hotel refurbishment projects in Sri Lanka

2019

Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake

Mr. T.L.W. Karunaratne

Applicability of a carbon tax system to reduce CO2 emissions in apparel sector of Sri Lanka

2019

Dr. (Mrs.) Thilini Jayawickrama

Ms. K.L.A.K.T. Liyanage

Applicability of zero waste concept to the Sri Lankan construction industry

2019

Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara

Mrs. B.H. Mallawaarachchi

Ms. F.N. Abdeen

Developing a performance measurement system to evaluate facilities management supply chain performance in hotels

2019

Prof. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake

Ms. L.M.B.N. Kolugala

Identification of cooperative environment for the diffusion of innovation in the field of Quantity Surveying

2019

Ch.QS. Suranga Jayasena

Ms. N.S. Jayasena

Stakeholder engagement in smart city projects in Sri Lanka

2019

Mrs. Harshini Mallawaarachchi

Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara

Ms. A.L. Samarakkody

Performance measurement for the development of emerging smart cities: The case of Sri Lanka

2020

Dr. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga

Dr. Dilum Bandara (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa)

Ms. T.M.M.P. Tennakoon

Livability defined: The case of Colombo Sri Lanka

2020

Dr. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga

Ms. S.D.I.A. Amarasinghe

A modified quintuple helix innovation model for built environment life cycle assessment (LCA) integration

2020

Dr. (Mrs.) H. Chandanie

Ms. R.M.D.I.M. Rathnayake

A building assessment criteria for post fire refurbished buildings in Sri Lanka: Industrial building sector

2020

Dr. (Mrs.) Pournima Sridarran  

Mr. Mahesh Abeynayake

Ms. D.M.G.B.T. Kumarasiri

Cultural belief and assumptions of community in municipal waste management: The case of Colombo municipal area

2021

Dr. (Mrs.) Nayanthara De Silva

Dr. (Mrs.) Aparna Samaraweera (University of South Australia, Australia)

Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake

Ms. G.L. Harindi

Grid–tied PV technology for energy and carbon reduction in apparel manufacturing sector in Sri Lanka

2021

Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara

Ms. N.M.G.H. Sandagomika

Fostering Lean Construction through Human Capacity Building: An Empirical Study in Construction Industry

2022

Prof.(Ms) Yasangika Sandanayake 

Ms. R.S.S. Disara

Digitally Enhanced Disaster Preparedness Approach to Natural Disasters in Sri Lanka.

2022

Prof.(Ms) Udayangani Kulatunga

 

Current research degree candidates

Name

Title

Supervisor(s)

Doctor of Philosophy

Ch.QS H.S. Jayasena

Adoption of BIM in a BIM infant industry: Case of Sri Lanka

Prof. (Mrs.) Chitra Wedikkara

Prof. (Mrs.) B.A.K.S. Perera

Dr. Niraj Thurairajah (Northumbria University, UK)

Mr. K.A.P. Gunawardhana

Develop a framework to integrate sustainability into the public procurement process in

construction industry

Prof. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake

Dr. (Mrs.) Thilini Jayawickrama (University of South Australia, Australia)

Dr. (Mrs.) Gayani Karunasena (Deakin University, Australia)

Mrs. D.N. Abeynayake

Modeling construction business towards sustainable growth

Prof. (Mrs.) B.A.K.S. Perera

Dr. (Mrs.) H. Chandanie  

Mr. S.D.A. Soorige

An energy culture-based approach to enhance energy efficient technology adoption in the design stage of buildings

Prof. Lalith De Silva

Prof. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga
Dr. (Ms.) Hong Xian Li (Deakin University, Australia)

Dr. (Mrs.) Gayani Karunasena (Deakin University, Australia)

Mrs. B.H. Mallawaarachchi

Developing a model to optimise the resource efficiency of industrial symbiosis

Prof. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake

Dr. (Mrs.) Gayani Karunasena (Deakin University, Australia)

Associate Professor Chunlu Liu (Deakin University, Australia)

Mrs. M.F.F. Fasna

A framework for effective stakeholder management within the decision-making process of building energy efficiency retrofits (BEER)

Dr. (Mrs.) Sachie Gunatilake

Prof. Andrew Ross (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)

Mr. J.K. Basnayake

Development of a safety risk management framework for commercial LPG distribution system in Sri Lanka

Dr. (Mrs.) Nayanthara De Silva

Ms. A.K.N.E. Rathnasiri

Green maintenance approach to ensure health and safety of stakeholders of urban spaces

Dr. (Mrs.) Nayanthara De Silva
Dr. Janaka Wijesundara (Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa)

Mr. Fernando P.G. 

A Study on Legal and Regulatory Framework for Entertaining Unsolicited Proposals to Successfully Implement PPPs in Sri Lanka

Prof. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga

Dr.(Ms) Menaha Thayaparan 

Dr. (Mrs.) H. Chandanie  

Ms. Mendis A.P.K.D. 

Inclusivity of Marginalised Communities During Post – Disaster Phase in Sri Lanka.

Dr.(Ms) Menaha Thayaparan 

Dr (Mrs) Yamuna Kaluarachchi 

Mr. Jayasena H.A.E.C.

Abstracting Standard Forms of Contracts to Support Contractual Decision Making Towards e – Construction Administration

Prof. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga

 

Mrs. Wimalaratne P.L.I.

Derive Suitable Procurement Strategy to Overcome Prevailing Procurement Challenges in Sri Lankan Construction Industry

Prof. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga

Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran 

Mr. Jayanetti J.K.D.D.T.

Lean Maturity Model for Sri Lankan Construction Industry

Prof. (Mrs.) B.A.K.S. Perera

Dr.(Ms) Anuradha Waidyasekara

Mrs. Gowsiga M. 

A Framework to enhance the sustainable performance of existing high-rise commercial buildings: A perspective of circular economy principles

Dr.(Ms) Pournima Sridarran 

Dr.(Ms) Thanuja Ramachandra

Dr Niraj Thurairajah

Ms. Ruwanpura U.D.R.E. 

Lean integrated administrative reform for land acquisition process in Sri Lanka.

Prof. Kanchana Perera 

Dr.(Ms) Tharusha Ranadewa 

Master of Philosophy

Ms. Withanage K.T. 

Developing a Circular Economy Model for Adaptive Reuse of Colonial Buildings in Sri Lanka.

Dr.(Ms) Menaha Thayaparan 

Ms. Madushika U.G.D.

Feasibility Assessment of Green Wall Implementation in the Tropical Climate: A Multi Criteria-Based Approach

Dr.(Ms) Thanuja Ramachandra 

Ms. K.A. Gunasekara 

Management of Work Stress of Female Quantity Surveyors (FQSs) Working in the Construction Organisations

Prof. Kanchana Perera 

Ms. Veenadhi A.P.G.K. 

BIM - based Built Asset Information Management for Circular Economy.

Dr.(Ms) Anuradha Waidyasekara

Ms. Perera B.K.C.

Applicability of Agile Project Management on Building Information Modeling Implementation.

Dr.(Ms) Anuradha Waidyasekara

MSc by Research

Mrs. N.B. Nanayakkara

Teaching and Research Capacity of Built Environment Higher Education in Sri Lanka in the field of Disaster Resilience (DR)

Dr. (Ms.) Menaha Thayaparan 

Ms. K.I. Ridmika

Reviewing the Applicability of Techniques in Artificial Intelligence to Enhance the Green Construction.

Dr. (Ms.) Menaha Thayaparan 

Ms. S.P.M. Dasandara

Roadmap for Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Sri Lanka

Prof. (Mrs.) Udayangani Kulatunga

Prof. Bingunath Ingirige

Ms. L.N.K Weerasinghe

Characteristics of a Digital Platform for Supporting an Early Warning System for Dam Breaks in Sri Lanka

Dr. (Ms.) Menaha Thayaparan 

Prof. Terrence Fernando

Ms. Jayathilaka R.D.W.W.

Unravelling contractual challenges and constraints faced by the construction industry in a pandemic situation: The case of COVID 19.

Dr.(Ms) Anuradha Waidyasekara 

Ms. Damsari A.G.U. 

Type of Assessments Required for Considering Disaster Risks and their Impacts During Urban Development Projects

Dr. (Ms.) Menaha Thayaparan 

Prof. Terrence Fernando