MEng / PG Diploma in Highway and Traffi c Engineering

The programme intends to provide students from a wide range of backgrounds, a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practices of highway planning, design, construction and maintenance, thus equipping them for a professional career.


The Modules:

• Highway Construction and Maintenance Techniques

• Traffi c Engineering

• Highway Infrastructure Design

• Geotechniques and Pavement Analysis

• Systems and Operational Research Methods in Transport

• Road Safety, Social and Environmental Evaluations

• Project Management

• Research Methods

• Research Project I

• Traffi c Management and Intelligent Transport Systems

• Highway Planning and Management

• Transport Project Planning and Appraisal

• Urban and Regional Transport Planning

• GIS and Geomatics in Transport Planning

• Railway and Airport Infrastructure

• Freight Transport and Logistics

• Advanced Methods in Road and Airfi eld Infrastructure Design

• Sustainable Transport Systems


Career Progression:

The transportation and highway industry is currently undergoing an unprecedented expansion fuelled by the worldwide economic growth. There is an expanding need for highly skilled highway professionals. The MEng/PG Diploma in Highway Engineering is a highly valued qualifi cation, and graduates can expect to pursue careers in a range of organisations in the world.


Eligibility Requirements:


The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in a relevant field as determined by the Faculty and approved by the Senate;


Any other engineering degree in a relevant fi eld equivalent to (a) above as determined by the Faculty and approved by the Senate;


An equivalent professional qualifi cation, with at least one year of experience in a relevant fi eld, after obtaining such qualifi cations, the recognition of the institute and the relevance of the fi eld for this purpose shall be determined by the Faculty and approved by the Senate.



MSc:Two years (part-time)

Fifteen months (full-time)


Financial Information:

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Dr WK Mampearachchi

Course Coordinator

Tel : +94112650568

(Ext. 2024)

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