Master of Science in Structural Engineering

The Structural Engineer with a knowledge and understanding of material behaviour and structural actions, is able to design with economy and elegance, structures that fulfil their intended purpose, while safely resisting the forces to which they may be subjected.

However, with rapid advances in materials technology and availability of advanced computational techniques, the successful structural engineer must continuously update his/her knowledge and keep abreast with recent developments in structural engineering.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa aims to fulfil the need for Continuing Professional Development by conducting a Postgraduate Degree in Structural Engineering on a part time basis for practising engineers.

This course is conducted by the Division of Building and Structural Engineering of the Department. This division comprises experts in many aspects of modern structural engineering design. They have established a close relationship with industry through consultancy and contract research in such areas as concrete technology, fibre composites, structural dynamics, computational structural engineering and forensic engineering. Research in design methodology, tall buildings, shell and space structures and finite element analysis are also being carried out. It is intended to introduce Eurocodes within this programme.

Duration of course
  • M.Sc. Degree: 24 months (part time).
  • All lectures, assignments, seminars, viva and field visits will normally be conducted on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The selection of students to the Masters Degree Programme will be made by the Department of Civil Engineering, in accordance with the following extended eligibility requirements approved by the Senate.

1.1.      The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka or an equivalent degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate


1.2.      At least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate


1.3.      If English is not the medium of instruction in the First Degree of the candidate, valid TOEFL (a minimum of 500 points in paper-based, 173 in computer-based, or 61 in internet-based test) or IELTS (a minimum of 5.0 in Academic Version) scores or equivalent.

Course Fees

Tuition fee:                                                      Rs.       450,000/=

Registration fee:                                             Rs.           2,000/=

Refundable deposit (library facilities)         Rs.           5,000/=

Exam fees:                                                       Rs.              500/=

                                                            (All fees should be paid during registration)


Application form can be downloaded from the link below.

Application Form

Further information and application forms may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Amila Perera, Course Assistant at: Tel: 011-2650301 (Ext. 2025) or sending an e-mail to

Please e-mail the completed application form and the relevant supportive documents to and submit the hardcopy via register post to;

Dr. H. G. H. Damruwan

The Course Coordinator

M.Sc. Degree in Structural Engineering – 2021/2022

Department of Civil Engineering

University of Moratuwa

Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview.