Diploma In Mechanical Engineering

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Where you can learn Mechanical Engineering In Sri Lanka? there are a lot more opportunities to learn mechanical engineering with degree programs, mechanical engineering diploma programs, and short courses in Sri Lanka. With this article, you can get a better understanding of mechanical engineering courses and their entry requirements, and the way of applying for them.

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Types of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is not one field of engineering, it is the main core of all the engineering fields. For Instance, in mechanical engineering lot more applications and design needs of electrical & electronic engineering, material engineering, chemical engineering, software engineering and etc.

Mechanical Engineering is categorized into a lot of engineering fields. For instance,

  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Building Service Engineering
  • Acoustic Engineering
  • General Mechanical Engineering
What Mechanical Engineering Field You Need to Learn?
What Mechanical Engineering Field Do You Need to Learn?

Now you can think about what engineering field, you really need to learn and choose for your career path. You can choose general mechanical engineering or the above-specialized engineering curriculum for your career path.

In Sri Lanka, you can find degree programs, Diploma programs, short courses, and post-graduate courses for all of the above Engineering Fields that are related to mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Courses – Degree Programs

There are several types of Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs In Privet and Government Universities, Colleges, and Institutes in Sri Lanka. Most of the time all the degree programs have a 4-year time duration including industrial training. Industrial training is supervised by NAITA(National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority) with their training procedure.

Following Universities and Institutes provide Mechanical Engineering Learning Programs

University of Moratuwa

The University of Moratuwa, Department of Mechanical Engineering provides a 4-year degree program including 6-month Industrial Training. Students can select 3 major streams in the first semester to specialize in their degree.

  • Mechanical Stream
  • Mechatronic Stream
  • Aeronautical Stream
Aeronautical Engineering
Aeronautical Engineering

After completing the program you can obtain BSc(Hons) Degree and the degree program is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers(IMechE).

Mechanical Department has the following laboratory and works shops for students to get a better mechanical engineering experience,

  • Metal, Fitting, Machine, and Wood Workshops
  • Aeronautical Laboratory
  • Bionics Laboratory
  • Robotics and Control System Laboratory
  • Soft Robotics Laboratory
  • Motion Analysis Laboratory
  • Mechatronic Laboratory
  • Metrology Laboratory
  • Energy Laboratory
  • Applied Mechanics Laboratory
  • Automobile Engineering Laboratory
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Laboratory
  • Production Engineering Laboratory

There are some modern engineering research areas. At the Undergraduate level also students can join those research areas,

BioMechanics for Prosthesis
Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control System and Dynamics
  • Design & Manufacturing
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Thermo-Fluid and Energy

There is a Die and Mould Facilitation and Development Center with Industrial Collaboration.

University of Peradeniya

Mechanical Engineering Degree

The Mechanical Engineering Degree program at Peradeniya University has a 4-year time duration and the degree program is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers(IMechE). There is a mechanical specialization program with four categories that students can choose from according to their preferences and future plans. The first and second years are the same for all students and then specialize in the 3rd and 4th years. Exams are conducted at the end of each year.

  • Design
  • Mechatronics
  • Energy Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering with Business

Department of Mechanical Engineering has the following laboratories for learning facilities,

  • Applied Mechanics Lab
  • Heat Engine Lab
  • Mechanical Systems Lab
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Final outcome of the course is BScEng or the BScEng(Hons) degree course specializing in mechanical engineering.

University of Ruhuna

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of the University of Ruhuna provides a four-year degree program with 8 semesters and two parts of 12 weeks of Industrial training programs.

Marine  Engineering and Naval Architecture
Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture

There are two main categories of degree programs under the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Those are,

  • BSc Eng(Hons) in the field of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • BSc Eng(Hons) in the field of Marin Engineering and Naval Architecture

There are three main divisions in the department for full fill the learning requirement of the students.

  • Design, Materials, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automobile, Marine & Thermo Fluid Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics, Control & Mechatronics

Department has the following laboratories and workshops,

  • Naval Architecture Laboratory
  • Marine Dynamics Laboratory
  • Marine Engineering Simulation Laboratory
  • Thermodynamic and Automobile Laboratory
  • Marine Engineering and Instrumentation and Control Laboratory
  • Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Engineering workshops

University of Sri Jayawardhanapura

This is also a “UGC “degree program with four years and 8 semesters with two industrial training programs which are allocated after the 4th semester and 6th semester. After the 2nd-semester students can select their career in mechanical engineering.

Currently, students can select their specialized engineering fields in mechanical engineering as follows.

  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Building Service Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering

South Eastern University

Admission to the engineering degree program is determined by the UGC. South Eastern University and the Department of Mechanical Engineering provide a 4-year and 8-semester degree program. After the 2nd-semester students can specialize in their degree program by selecting elective subjects for the following specialized fields.

  • Thermo Fluids
  • Energy Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Other fields(Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and Building Service Engineering )

Each module will be evaluated by Continuous Assessment and End Semester Exams. Students of the engineering faculty should undergo industrial training after the 2nd and 3rd years of study over the 12weeks each time.

The Open University of Sri Lanka

The open university of Sri Lanka, the Faculty of Engineering Technology, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering provide two major degree programs which are,

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering

Two of these degree programs are well-planned and equipped with laboratory facilities. Students can select the following electives for their courses to specialize in job opportunities.


  • Automobile Engineering
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Design of Automotive Components
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Nano Technology
  • Thermal Power Generation

Open University has the following laboratories and workshops

  • Thermo-Fluid Laboratory
  • Applied Mechanics Laboratory
  • Industrial Automation Laboratory
  • Control System Laboratory
  • Electronic Laboratory and Ect.

OUSL is mainly focusing on working students there for students can study while working without any difficulties. Those who passed the GCE(A/L) examination can directly apply for the Honours degree program and others can apply for the foundation courses and then follow the Honours degree program.

Kothalawala Defense University

General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University provides Payments and Non-Payments degree programs for engineering degrees. The followings are the major engineering degree programs,

  • Aeronautical Engineering – BSc(Hons)
  • Aircraft Maintenance – BSc(Hons)
  • Biomedical Engineering – BSc(Hons)
  • Civil Engineering – BSc(Hons)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering – BSc(Hons)
  • Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering – BSc(Hons)
  • Mechanical Engineering – BSc(Hons)
  • Mechatronic Engineering – BSc(Hons)

Department of Mechanical Engineering provides the Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering degree programs with a 4-year time duration and with 8 semesters. Additionally, 6 month period is allocated for military training, especially for the cadet officers.

Uva Wellassa University

Faculty of Engineering Technology provides the degree program of Bachelor of Engineering Technology(BET) in Mechanical Engineering. Guided by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka(IESL). This is a 4-year degree program and admission to the engineering degree program is determined by the UGC.

University of Vocational Technology

The faculty of Engineering Technology provides three mechanical-related degree programs that have entry qualifications. All of these degree programs have a 3-year time duration and the followings are the mechanical-related degree programs,

Diploma Courses for Mechanical Engineering

In Sri Lanka, several types of mechanical engineering diploma courses are provided by several institutes.

ITUM – Institute of Technology – University of Moratuwa(NDT)

Institute of Technology – University of Moratuwa is located at Diyagama, Homagama. ITEM has a Division of Mechanical Engineering Technology is provides a diploma program with a 3-year time duration. This is a Six Semester program and the first 4 semesters(2-years) full fill with the academic program and the 3rd year is fully filled with the Industrial Training Program to get hand on experience for the students in each engineering discipline. The Industrial Training Program is organized and monitored by NAITA.

ITUM has the following laboratory facilities for Engineering studies.

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Laboratory
  • CAD/CAM/CAE Center
  • Control and Mechatronics Laboratory
  • Power Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Thermodynamics Laboratory

Students of ITUM can obtain higher qualifications through the following courses conducted by IESL, OUSL, and IIESL in Sri Lanka.

IET – Institute of Engineering Technology

IET provides the National Diploma in Engineering Sciences(NDES) program and is located at Katunayake. There are three examinations and Industrial Training called Basic, General, and Specialized. The followings are the Industrial Training time durations for 3 phases. All the industrial training is organized and monitored by NAITA.

  • First Phase – Basic Industrial Training – 12 months
  • Second Phase – General Industrial Training – 12 Months
  • Third Phase – Specialized Industrial Training – 6 Months

Department of Mechanical Engineering has the following sessions,

  • Mechanical Automotive
  • Mechanical General
  • Marine Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering of the IET has applied, automobile, thermodynamics, mechatronics, and main workshop to support the students.

Higher National Diploma – HND

A higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is also a good option to become a Diploma holder in Mechanical Engineering. HND is an academic higher education qualification in United Kindom and In Sri Lanka also you can get this course as a payment program in several institutes.

Technical Colleges for Mechanical Engineering

Korean Tec (K-TEC)

Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute is located at Bassline Road, Orugodawatta, Wallampitiya, and provides the following diploma courses.

  • Automotive Technology
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Technology
  • Robotic Technology
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Mechatronic Technology
  • Welding Technology

All of these courses are conducted as full time and time duration of the course is 1-year. There are part-time courses on the same for the students who are currently working. There are two semesters of these causes and after every six months there will be an exam and after the 2nd semester, Job training will be arranged.

Students can obtain NVQ level 5

Automobile Engineering Training Institute(AETI)

AETI is a Japan Government granted Institute Located at Baseline Road, Orugodawatta, Wallampitiya. AETI provides full-time and part-time courses. The followings are the full-time courses,

  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Automobile Electrician
  • Machinist
  • Automobile Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Automobile Tinker and Painter

All of these courses have 1-year Institutional Training and another 2 or 3-years of – job training (Industrial Training). You can obtain an NVQ level 4 certificate and an AETI craft certificate. Other than the full-time several part-time courses also, for an instant,

  • Motor Mechanics Section
  • Auto Electrical Section
  • Auto A/C Section
  • Machine Section
  • Welding Section
  • Auto Painter Section

Department of Technical Education & Training (DTET)

Department of Technical Education & Training has a large number of Island-wide technical colleges. You can follow the link of DTET to select the mechanical engineering-related courses.

SLGTI – Sri Lanka German Training Institute (Kilinochchi)

SLGTI has some mechanical engineering-related courses for NVQ levels 4 and 5 with Mechanical technology, Automobile & Agricultural technology. You can follow the attached link to get more information.

CGTTI – Ceylon German Training Institute(Rathmalana)

The followings are the full-time standard courses of the German Tec,

Automobile Mechanic4 – Years
Millwright Fitter4 – Years
Electrician (Maintenance)3.5 – Years
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration3.5 – Years
Machinist (General)3.5 – Years
Diesel Mechanic3 – Years
Electrician Automobile3 – Years
Welder3 – Years
Motor Vehicle Body Repair and Painter3 – Years
Standard Courses of German Tec

There are a variety of part-time courses other than full-time courses with a more practical base and student base education. Rathmalana German Training Institute is conducting a special customize training program according to customer requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Short Courses

UOM Mechanical

Department of Mechanical Engineering and University Moratuwa provides four short courses as follows,

  • Draughting – Computer-Aided Draughting using AutoCAD
  • Automation – Designing and Troubleshooting of PLC
  • 3D Modeling – Parametric 3D Modeling Using SOLID WORKS, PRO ENGINEER, and SIEMENS NX
  • CNC Part Programming – CNC Part Programming using SOLID CAM and PRO ENGINEER

Non Destructive Test – NDT

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board and National Center for Non – Destructive Testing (NCNDT) provide NDT programs with basic methods of MT, PT, ET, UT, and RT with 3 separate levels. Apart from the regular training, you can get experience in Visual Testing, Digital Radiography Testing, and Infar-red Thermography Testing.


National Apprentices and Industrial Training Authority provides the following mechanical-related courses,

  • Auto CAD
  • TIG & MIG Welding
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding and Gas Welding

Post Graduate Courses and Masters For Mechanical Engineering

The Open University of Sri Lanka provides post-graduate degree programs for Master of Energy Management(1-Year) and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering(2-Year). The faculty of Engineering Technology undertakes post-graduate research degrees leading to the MPhil and Ph.D. Degrees.

The University of Moratuwa and the Department of mechanical engineering provide three mechanical postgraduate programs.

  • MEng/PG Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  • MEng/PG Diploma in Energy Technology
  • M.Sc/PG Diploma in Building Service Engineering

Other than the above PG programs you can go for a research-based master’s degree according to your research interest.

The University of Colombo provides a Postgraduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management(PgDipMM) is leading to a Master in Manufacturing Management(MMM)

This article is about mechanical engineering degrees, diplomas, and short courses for those who are trying to find and select mechanical engineering for their future career path. This is a summary of mechanical engineering courses in Sri Lanka according to 2021. For more details about each and every course, you can follow the links attached to the article.

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