M.Sc./PG Dip in Nanotechnology


Are you a graduate in Engineering or Physical sciences? Are you looking to further your education and pursue a career in the exciting field of nanotechnology or advanced materials technologies?

Look no further! The pioneers of Materials Engineering in Sri Lanka, The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Moratuwa is offering a Master’s Degree program in Nanotechnology.

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Description automatically generatedIn the current global economy, technology is a key driver of economic growth and international trade. The field of nanotechnology has revolutionized countless industries by enabling scientists and engineers to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular levels, creating new materials and devices with unique properties and capabilities.


The MSc in Nanotechnology program at the University of Moratuwa is designed to prepare students for the leading roles in high-tech industries, both local and international. The program covers a wide range of topics from the fundamentals of materials science to the latest advances in nano & advanced materials and their applications.


With a focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of nanotechnology, students will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects in collaboration with industry partners and academic institutions. This not only provides valuable hands-on experience, but it also allows students to build a network of contacts in the field, opening doors to future career opportunities.

The program is conducted in a hybrid mode, with physical classes held on weekends and public holidays to accommodate students who may be working or have other commitments during the week. Lectures are conducted by experts in the field, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in nanotechnology.

As a graduate of the program, you will have a range of career options available to you. The demand for expertise in nanotechnology is rapidly growing, with many industries seeking to harness the power of nanomaterials to develop new products and technologies. This makes pursuing an MSc in Nanotechnology an excellent career choice for engineering and physical science graduates.

The program offers two options for students to choose from:

i)          MSc by coursework and research project  [02 years, Part-time, SLQF Level 10]

ii)         Postgraduate Diploma [01 year, Part-time, SLQF Level 08]

This allows students to tailor their education to their specific needs and career goals, depending on whether they are looking for a more in-depth education or a shorter, more focused program.

One unique feature of the MSc in Nano Technology program at the University of Moratuwa is the emphasis on design projects throughout the course modules. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they gain in each module to design and create new materials, devices, and technologies with unique properties and capabilities. This not only reinforces their understanding of the material but also allows them to develop practical skills that are highly valued by employers.

In conclusion, the MSc in Nanotechnology program at the University of Moratuwa is an excellent choice for anyone looking to further their education and pursue a career in the exciting and rapidly growing field of nanotechnology. With a focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of the field, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in high-tech industries and make a meaningful contribution to our society.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your education and career to the next level!

Please drop in a call to our department office as soon as possible to express your interest and secure your place.

As the seats are limited, early registration is strongly recommended. Please provide your contact information, including your phone number and email address, so that we can keep you informed about the application process and any updates regarding the program.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!



This program will pursue the learning outcomes through a variety of learning methods.

  • Learning in formal environment
  • Learning with peers
  • Learning from practice
  • Self-learning

This postgraduate program will be delivered mainly by means of Power Point® based lectures. Videoconferencing facilities will also be used whenever possible and whenever necessary.

In addition, there will be in class discussions (to actively engage students with the subject matters), group assignments (to encourage peer learning), question & answering sessions and laboratory experiments.

Guest lectures (on recent advancements), seminars, tutorials, Industrial and field visits to help students improve their learning in a more interactive, topic specific way.

Orientation workshops at the beginning of the program to facilitate students to familiarize with the staff.


Compulsory Modules

Elective Modules

Essentials of Materials Science

Physics and Chemistry of Sol-gels

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

Dendrimers and Emulsion Polymerization

Thermodynamic Aspects of Nano-structured Matter

Supramolecular Assemblies

Quantum Mechanics for Nanotechnology

Quantum Size Effect and their Applications

Surface Effects

Low Dimensional Nano-materials

Characterization of Nano-materials

Nano Composites

Advanced Materials

Introduction to Nano Electronics

Global trends in Nanotechnology

Introduction to NEMS and MEMS

Project-Industrial Problem


Research Project


Credits : 49

Credits : 11



  • The Degree of Bachelor of the science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa specializing in a relevant field; or
  • Any other engineering degree or Bachelor of science degree of at least four years duration, from a recognized University, in a relevant field as may be approved by the Senate; or
  • Any other engineering, science or technology degree of at least three years duration, from a recognized University, in a relevant field and a minimum of two years of recognized appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate; or
  • Any recognized category of membership of a recognized Professional institute, obtained through an academic route, with a minimum of three years of recognized appropriate experience obtained after the membership, as may be approved by the Senate.

 Application form.