Head's Message



The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa stands as one of the pioneering and strongest entities within the Faculty of Engineering. It has earned a distinguished reputation for producing numerous professionals who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally. Over the years, the department has become renowned as a cradle for fostering high-caliber undergraduate and postgraduate students, with superlative contributions from its graduates to society.

Through continued efforts by its staff, the Department has expanded its stature, broadening its repertoire to encompass a wider spectrum of applications of Mechanical Engineering in its study programs and related activities. Meticulous planning and a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, industry-related consultancy, and outreach activities have consistently been the secrets to the department's success.

The undergraduate program offered by the Department is established under the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka, recognized by the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka (IESL), and accredited under the Washington Accord. With an annual enrollment capacity of hundred students, the department offers a BSc.Eng.(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. Out of these, eighty students specialize in Mechanical Engineering, while the remainder specializes in either Aeronautical Engineering or Mechatronic Systems Engineering, attracting ten students to each study program. The Department is also in the process of introducing two new streams, namely, Biomechanical and Sports Engineering, and Marine Engineering, to enable students to specialize in areas in demand in the industry.

Additionally, the Department offers two taught postgraduate programs: MEng/PG Diploma in Energy Technology and MEng/PG Diploma in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Furthermore, a collaborative MSc/PG Diploma postgraduate program in Building Services Engineering is offered in collaboration with the Departments of Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. All three programs are extremely popular among the engineering community in Sri Lanka. The Department is currently developing another taught postgraduate program in Mechatronic Systems Engineering to cater to industry needs. Simultaneously, with ample national and international collaborations, the Department has earned recognition as an entity conducting high-impact research, offering endless opportunities for doctoral and master’s degrees.

In addition to teaching and postgraduate work, the Department actively participates in industry-related consultancy work and outreach activities, practicing an open-doors policy towards the industry and the wider community to provide assistance when needed. With a team of competent academic staff members specialized in diverse areas of Mechanical Engineering and a skilled team of non-academic staff members, the Department presents an oasis for young and aspiring minds.

Prof. Y.W.R. Amarasinghe
Head | Department of Mechanical Engineering