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.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering programme are distinguished by their; analytical, innovative design, and research skills; ability to adapt to challenging work environments with a positive attitude; acumen to be a part of and lead multidisciplinary teams; and potential to become self-disciplined professionals to understand and develop creative solutions for real-world issues appreciating the sustenance of all beings.

Programme Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) are set to produce graduates who are expected to;

  1. Emerge as experts and competent professionals introducing innovation and creativity in Mechanical Engineering or allied disciplines such as Mechatronics and Aeronautical Engineering.
  2. Develop skills to provide leadership as entrepreneurs, policymakers, executives or academics.
  3. Be socially responsible individuals by adhering to codes of ethics and professional standards.
  4. Engage proactively with a diverse range of tasks, be able to work in multidisciplinary teams and effectively communicate with a wider audience.
  5. Continue life-long learning with an unwavering focus on continuous improvement, and professional development through engineering certifications, postgraduate studies, and research.

Latest News

The ASHRAE student branch of the University of Moratuwa’s reviving meeting was successfully held on 5th October 2021 as an online event, with the honourable presence of the president of ASHRAE Sri Lanka chapter Ms Udaa Sadamali. Representing the Department

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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.