M.Eng/PG Diploma Water Resources Engineering and Management

The Programme conduct-ed by the UNESCO Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) attached to the Department of Civil Engineering, has been designed to teach Water Management in a regional context and intends to provide participants from a wide range of backgrounds a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of Water Resource Engineering and Management. In addition to formal classroom-based activities, the programme includes laboratory and field based studies, both individual and group work.

Intended Course Modules:

  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Concepts of Irrigation and Irrigation Water Management
  • Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Planning and Management
  • River and Estuary Hydraulics
  • Water Resources Project Planning and Management
  • Research Methods for Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • Water Quality Management
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation options for Water Resource Management
  • Disaster Risk Assessment, Reduction and Mitigation
  • Advanced GIS for Water Resources Management
  • Coastal Engineering and Management
  • Water Pollution Control
  • Computer Applications in Irrigation and Drainage
  • Groundwater Engineering and Management

Course Duration:

M.Eng (Full Time)12 months

M.Eng (Part Time) 21 months

PG Dip (Part Time) 12 months


Eligibility Requirements:

  •  The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in a relevant field with a minimum of one year relevant experience


  •  The Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science of the University of Sri Lanka, Katubedda Campus in a relevant field with a minimum of one year relevant experience


  •  Any other Engineering Degree in a relevant field as judged by the faculty, and equivalent to (a) abovewith a minimum of one year relevant experience.


  •  At least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant fieldwith a minimum of two years appropriate experience


  •  If English is not the medium of Instruction in the first Degree of the candidate, 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.


:    Note: Qualifications as judged by the faculty and approved by the Senate, and valid experience after obtaining relevant qualifications.

Date of Commencement :

     January, 2013

     Fridays & Saturdays (08:30-17:30)

     Laboratory/Field work may be arranged on other weekdays.


Programme Leader:

 Prof. N. T. Sohan Wijesekera

For application forms and further details please contact:

    Dr. R. L. H. Lalith Rajapakse

    Course Coordinator

    M.Eng. / P.G Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management

    Department of Civil Engineering University of Moratuwa


    Tel.:+94-(0)11-2650567 (Ext. 2116)

    Fax:               +94-(0)11-2651216

    E-mail:          lalith@uom.lk