Staff and Students of the Department of Transport & Logistics Management of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Moratuwa warmly welcome you to our web page.
Since the inception in 2005 the Department of Transport & Logistics Management offers a Bachelors degree programmein Transport & Logistics Management, which had been a long felt need in Sri Lanka. Launching of our Master of Business Administration degree programme in Transport and Logistics happened in 2015.
Students are qualifying for our undergraduate programme through the performance of the competitive GCE (Advance Level) examination in Mathematics stream where the students offer Combined Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Ourprogramme is presently ranked between 1st to 4thplaces across different districts based on the demand by the applicants.
Transport & Logistics plays a fundamental role, in a wide range of activities in business, technology, industry & government as well as in numerous aspects of everyday life. Land, air & water transport directly and indirectly employs over 1 million persons making up around 20% of the employment in Sri Lanka. The transport and logistics sectors account for over 15% of the GDP. The area of supply chain management is increasingly becoming important in the competitive global market. In this respect the Department intends to provide graduates who can provide leadership to this vast and important industry.
The B.Sc degree in Transport & Logistics Management is awarded as a 4 year Honours programme conducted in English. This degree is essentially a management degree with a technical specialization in Transport and Logistics. Supposedly, the curriculum caters forgrooming graduates in key areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes, which are essential for the modern work place. In this respect the knowledge transfer comprisingthe core subject areas of management and transport with competencies in analytical skills, presentation skills, leadership and decision making skills were given specific attention.
The programme also includes a wide range of unconventional learning opportunities especially aimed at attitude development and team work. During the final year of studies students were provided with opportunities to specialize in areas of aviation, maritime, transport planning or supply chain management. The program also includes a six months supervised industry internship. Many of our students actively participate in extracurricular activities within the university. In addition a number of industry interaction activities such as a mentoring program and a business correspondence program, a number of communications skills development programs are offered with industry assistance in order to ensure our graduates are ready for both the local and international jobs.
The department boasts of a dynamic staff team that is committed for developing and delivering the program to international standards. The curriculum is periodically reviewed by a panel of experts drawn from both the academia and industry. The program is supported by a vibrant Department- Industry Consultative Board which meets once a year. The degree program is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The CILT accreditation is recognising the B.Sc degree programme in Transport & Logistics Management as one of the world's top 50 degree programmes in this field and as the first in the South Asian region.
The Mission of the department is to be the department of academic excellence in South Asia in transport and logistics there by supporting the realization of the broader vision of the university. In this pursuit the department of TLM undertakes research and consulting in several areas in a bid to transfer knowledge and assist the industry in solving complex problems. It also has several international collaborative partners especially for developing its research profile and involvement in regional issues in the transport and logistics sector. The department co-organizes the biennial International Conference on Logistics and Transport Systems and offers regular short courses and training programs for the local and regional industry.
Prof. K.A.S. Kumarage,
Head, Department of Transport and Logistics Management