Dean's Message

Dean's message

Dr DP Chandrasekera

 

Dr. D.P. Chandrasekara 
B.Sc.(BE), M.sc.(Arch), PhD

The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Moratuwa was established in 1979 and its origins goes back to the  course of study in architecture which was commenced at Institute of Practical Technology at Katubedda in 1961.

The Faculty is dedicated to developing responsible professionals and academics committed to improving the quality of the built environment. The faculty has more than 150 qualified teaching staff. The Faculty of Architecture of University of Moratuwa is the only faculty in the state sector University system of Sri Lanka, which conducts undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs in the disciplines of Built Environment, Design, Quantity surveying, Planning and Facilities management.

Faculty of Architecture has four departments; Dept. of Architecture, Dept. of Building Economics, Dept. of Integrated Design and Dept. of Town and Country Planning. The Faculty  conducts six undergraduate honours degree programmes, namely; Bachler of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Quantity surveying, Bachelor of Facilities Management, Bachelor of Design and  Bachelor of Town and Country Planning. The annual intake to the undergraduate programmes is approx. 600 students. In addition, the Faculty offers several short courses, taught post-graduate courses and research degrees leading to Master of Science, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy. 

Faculty of Architecture maintains a high level of academic standard and continues to grow and develop its curriculum and courses. The accreditation of many undergraduate programmes of the faculty by international professional bodies of United Kingdom and Australia demonstrates the fact. 

The student-centered learning strategies of the faculty emphasising on individual project works, creative design assignments and industrial training have contributed to produce self-confident graduates with high level of employability. The Faculty provides a learning environment facilitating the students to excel in their disciplines and to become socially responsible professionals capable of making national and internal level contributions in their fields of expertise.