Our Vision

Striving for excellence in education and research, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Sri Jayewardenepura envisions becoming a trailblazer in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. We aim to be recognized globally for nurturing forward-thinking individuals who seamlessly navigate the intersections of diverse knowledge domains.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a transformative educational experience by seamlessly blending disciplines at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Through innovative teaching methods, interdisciplinary research, and community engagement, we endeavor to equip our stakeholders with a profound understanding of interconnected subjects. Our graduates will be catalysts for positive change, applying their interdisciplinary insights to address real-world challenges and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and society.

Undergraduate programme

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies recognizes the global trend towards interdisciplinary approaches and strives to cultivate well-rounded professionals who can navigate the diverse challenges of today’s world. Focused on preparing undergraduate students for the expectations of professional engineers, the department provides a comprehensive curriculum. This includes core engineering modules such as engineering mathematics, modeling & simulation, and measurements, complemented by supplementary courses in language, communication, management, law, and humanities. Students also gain proficiency in mathematical and statistical software crucial for practical problem-solving in engineering.

Interdisciplinary studies in the undergraduate program go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, encouraging innovative and stimulating exploration of issues. The department promotes interdisciplinary collaborations, where different disciplines collaborate to address research questions and enhance understanding of complex problems. This approach is extended to graduate research, fostering the evolution of ideas and the integration of characteristics from various disciplines. The department actively conducts interdisciplinary research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, providing students with hands-on experience and practical applications of their theoretical knowledge, particularly through interactions with the engineering industry.

Looking forward, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is committed to advancing the soft skills, managerial skills, and leadership abilities of engineering undergraduates. This strategic focus aims to support students in their career advancement, aligning with the evolving demands of the professional landscape. Overall, the undergraduate program emphasizes a holistic approach, combining technical expertise with a diverse skill set to prepare students for success in the interdisciplinary and dynamic world of engineering.

Mathematics and Engineering
Management and Law
Communication and Humanities

Under the Mathematics and Engineering pillar, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offer courses on,


Linear Algebra


Vector Calculus

Integral Transform

Complex numbers

Real Analysis


Statistics and Probability

Numerical Methods

Engineering Measurements

Algorithms and Optimization Methods

Discrete Mathematics

Newtonian Mechanics

Lagrangian Dynamics

Under the Management and Law pillar, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offer courses on,

Accounting for Engineers

Economics and Management

Quantitative Methods in Management

Intellectual Property

Industrial Law

Management for Engineers

Sustainability and Disaster Management

Ethics in Engineering


Under the Communication and Humanities pillar, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offer courses on,

English for Communication

Presentation Skills

History of Science and Technology

Sri Lankan History and Culture

Technical Writing

Introduction to Philosophy

Ethnic Cohesion and Social Harmony

Introduction to Psychology and Human Behavior