Welcome to Department of Mechanical Engineering

"Our vision is to be a centre of excellence in education, research, and innovation, for the betterment of all beings."

"Our mission is to conduct high-impact research; engage in outreach activities; nurture engineering graduates with creative and innovative design capabilities, essential soft skills, and positive attitudes to become leaders who can provide solutions for evolving technological challenges for the benefit of all beings."

Why Study Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a discipline that forms the basis for almost all the other Engineering disciplines. This is because core knowledge and competencies provided in Mechanical Engineering are essentially in the common trunk of any branch of Engineering. This is also the discipline of Engineering that is most versatile and the one that is closely linked to most of the day to day demands and needs of the humankind. Mechanical Engineering is undoubtedly accepted as the discipline equipped with the widest spectrum of tools that could provide engineering solutions to most of the challenging problems encountered in fostering the development of the human society in any national context at any given point in time. It also paves the path to reach the goal of developing a very challenging, exciting and a rewarding professional career of a young scientifically and technically curious undergraduate.

Conclusively, Mechanical Engineering encompasses the planning, designing, analysing, testing, manufacturing and continuous development of products and systems that are used in every facet of modern society and thereby inspires young undergraduates who wish to embark on a challenging professional career to contribute to national development and render services to humankind.

Latest News

The Annual General meeting of IMechE student chapter of University of Moratuwa for the year 2021 was successfully held on 19th August 2021 as a virtual event. The event was honoured with the participation of Dr. Himan Punchihewa; Head of the Department of

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An article titled ”Ultra-low thermal conductivity of nanoparticle chains: A nanoparticle based structure for thermoelectric applications” authored by Pasan Henadeera, Nalaka Samaraweera, Chathura Ranasinghe, and Anusha Wijewardane has been published in Journal of Applied Physics.
An article titled ”Phasing-down the HFC Refrigerants in Sri Lanka: from Montreal Protocol to Kigali Amendment” authored by Dr. (Mrs.) MA Wijewardane has been published in Sri Lanka Engineering Newsletter (SLEN) by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (Issue 55 - June 2021).
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is organizing 5 workshops in Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) 2021 on 29th July 2021.
Team Mora Avions, a group of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, representing the university has successfully completed the IMechE UAS Challenge Competition (Virtual) 2021 and become the 2nd runner-up competing with 15 teams from all across the world competing in the finals. Read more