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Welcome to the webpage of the Department of Construction Technology at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

The Department of Construction Technology is one of the four departments offering  specialization degree programmes for the students enrolled to the Faculty of Technology, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. After successful completion of the four year degree programme at the Department, the graduands will be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Construction Technology. The annual intake for specialization in the Department is presently about 40 undergraduates and it will be increased to 50 undergraduates from 2019/2020 academic year.

The curriculum offered by the Department is well designed by the experts in the respective subject specialties considering the current and future demands in  construction industry for technology graduates and has been reviewed by an independent expert and has been approved by the relevant approving authorities. Furthermore, the curriculum satisfies the requirements for obtaining the accreditation under the Sydney Accord. The Department offers several optional course units with an objective to enhance the employability of graduates. The curriculum is delivered by highly qualified very dynamic academics from the Department, other Faculties, other Universities, and Industry.

The Department has all essential laboratory and field testing equipment and provides hands on training for all undergraduates following the degree programme to ensure gaining necessary   technical skills. In addition, the undergraduates will have opportunities to improve their soft skills during four year period to be competent and versatile graduates.

Please explore the webpage to discover more about the Department and the degree programme.


Degree Programmes

 The Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Construction Technology (BETHons in Const Tech) degree programme is designed with the total credits of 120 to 126. Duration of the degree programme is 4 academic years (Level 1 – 4). Each academic year normally consists of two semesters (Semester I and II). The medium of instruction is English. Specialization courses are offered from Level 2 – Semester II onwards after selecting the students for different specialization areas.

The course units are designed to produce graduate engineering technologists with a broad knowledge in Construction Technology with relevant foundation knowledge in Mathematics, Basic Sciences, Information and Communication Technology. Course units under complementary studies provide the relevant non-technical subject knowledge to complement the technical subjects.

The BETHons in Const Tech degree programme consists of theory course units, practical course units, group design projects, individual research projects and industrial training etc. For the degree programme, the individual research project should be started during the industrial training period and completed by the end of Level 4 Semester II. The industrial training period is six months and students are placed in relevant industries for training through the National Apprentice and Training Authority (NAITA). Several non-GPA and/or GPA English course units are offered during the first four to six semesters. A student should attend a specified course of lectures, and perform specified works for practical/designs/field works/continuous assessments, and undertake projects, industrial training, seminars and other related works, during the course of study as approved by the Faculty as mandatory requirements. For more Information : Click Here

Laboratory Facilities

Materials and Geotechnical Laboratory

Various types of modern equipment such as sieve analysis apparatus, Atterburge limits test apparatus, sand cone test apparatus, compaction testing apparatus, shear box apparatus, triaxial test apparatus, permeability and consolidation testing apparatus etc. are available for conducting the practical classes of geotechnical curriculum. Universal tensile testing machine, concrete cube crushing apparatus, AIV/ACV testing equipment, slump testing apparatus, cube testing machine etc. facilitate the practical sessions of the materials curriculum. The laboratory is equipped with a modern electrical oven to fulfill the needs in the entire Department.

Surveying and Highway Laboratory

The Surveying laboratory contains advanced surveying equipment such as total stations, digital levels and also two units of GNSS equipment. The laboratory is also equipped with basic surveying instruments such as theodolites and levels to conduct the surveying field works. The highway engineering testing apparatus such as bitumen ductilometer and Marshall testing apparatus are also available in the same laboratory.

Academic Staff

Dr. (Ms.) R. A. N. Dilrukshi

Head of the Department, Senior Lecturer- Grade II
PhD (Japan)

M.Eng (University of Moratuwa)

B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (University of Moratuwa)

Mr. W.A.D.G.I.Wanasinghe

Senior Lecturer Gr, II
B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (University of Peradeniya)

M.Eng. (Saitama University Japan)

Mrs. A. H. M. D. R. Dassanayake

Senior Lecturer Gr, II

M. Phil. (University of Moratuwa)

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) (University of Moratuwa)

Mr. M. Kesavan

Lecturer (Probationary)

B.Sc.Eng.(Hons) (University of Peradeniya)

Mr. P. A. S. Udayanga

Lecturer (Probationary)

B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (University of Moratuwa)

M.Eng. (Japan)

Academic Supportive Staff

Ms. D.H.P.S Karunarathne

BSc. Special (Hons) – Civil Engineering                              

Non Academic Staff

Mr. W.A.R. Wijesuriya

Technical Officer Grade I
Mrs. Erandi Keeragala

Mrs. Erandi Keeragala

Laboratory Attendant
Mrs. J.A.D.D. Jayasooriya

Mrs. J.A.D.D. Jayasooriya

Works Aid