MSc / PG Diploma in Industrial Automation

The MSc programme has been designed to provide the opportunity for engineering graduates to extend and update their knowledge and skills in the area of industrial automation with particular emphasis on industrial control, intelligent control, robotic control, microprocessor based systems and mechatronics systems. The programme covers a range of topics and evolving issues that are of great importance to industrial automation.


Teaching is carried out by expert members of the academic staff and the industry. All lectures, practical sessions, presentations, industrial visits and examinations will normally be conducted on weekends during the fi rst year of the course. Those who successfully complete all the modules will be eligible for postgraduate diploma. Those who are eligible for postgraduate diploma may proceed to undertake an individual project of one year of duration on part-time basis. Those candidates who successfully complete the research project will be awarded the Degree of Master of Science.




• State Space Design

• Digital Control

• Modern Power Electronics and Drives

• Automation and Control of Manufacturing Systems

• Sensors and Actuators for Automatic Systems

• System Automation

• Mechatronics and Robotics

• Advanced Engineering Mathematics for Control



• Microprocessor Based Systems

• Hardware and Software for System Control

• Robotics Technology

• Artifi cial Intelligence Applications

• Building Management Systems

• Operations Research

• Project Management

• Human Resource Management

• Research Seminar

Compulsory Module (only for MSc): Dissertation


Entry Requirements:

The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa in a relevant field of specialisation;


Any other engineering degree of at least four years of duration in a relevant fi eld of specialisation from a recognised university;


At least, the associate membership (satisfying the educational requirements for corporate membership or similar graduate membership) of a recognised professional engineering institute in a relevant fi eld and a minimum of one year of appropriate experience after obtaining such membership.


Financial Information:

For the latest information on fees, please refer to



Prof JP Karunadasa

Head/Department of Electrical Engineering

Tel : +94112640401

(Ext: 3201)

Email :



MSc: Two years (part-time)

PG Dip: One year (part-time)