MSc / PG Diploma in Materials Science

The MSc programme is designed to enhance the knowledge of materials science of those with engineering or physical science background in order to meet the demands of the  Aindustry and to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country. The programme is conducted part-time, enabling students to continue their career while gaining further knowledge and qualifi cations.


Teaching is carried out by well-experienced staff together with academics from other universities and institutions. Visiting lecturers from the industry are also invited for  resentations on industrial related modules.


All lectures, practical sessions, presentations, industrial visits and examinations will be conducted during weekends. This programmeconsists of a combination of compulsory modules and elective modules and a research project. The project is only available for studies towards MSc. Its main objective is to provide training in techniques that  re essential for research and development work and problem solving in the industry.




• Introduction to Material Science

• Corrosion and Degradation of Materials

• Total Quality Management

• Advanced Instrumental Techniques in Materials Science

• Selection of Materials for Engineering Applications

• Failure Analysis of Engineering Components

• Industrial Economics and Management

• Project on Materials Science



• Metals and Alloy Systems

• Cement and Concrete

• Ceramic Science and Technology

• Polymer Science and Technology

• Composite Materials

• Non Destructive Testing of Materials

• Advanced Physical Metallurgy

• Industrial Manufacturing Systems

• Nano Materials

• Advanced Ceramics

• Advanced Polymer Processing

• Dies and Moulds for Material Processing

• Material Recycling


Entry Requirements:


A person is eligible to follow this course if he/she has one of the following: The Degree of the Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa;


Any other four year degree in engineering, science or technology in a relevant field from a recognised university;


Any other three year degree in engineering, science or technology in a relevant fi eld from a recognised university with a minimum of one year’s appropriate experience;


Any recognised category of membership of a professional institution, obtained through an academic route, and a minimum of one year of appropriate experience after obtaining such




MSc: Two years (part-time)

PG Dip: One year (part-time)


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Dr SU Adikary

Course Coordinator

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