Message from Head of the Department

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Sri Jayewardenepura. At our
department we prepare our graduates to work in many technology based industries such as automotive,
electric power, space and aerospace, steel and materials, bioengineering, chemical and petro-chemical,
building services, robotics, manufacturing and textiles.

The technologies that engineers create are evolving at an amazing rate, but are built on a set of
fundamental tools of engineering. Our curriculum provides a solid background in core mechanical
engineering areas and provides ample opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art technologies. Emerging
areas are incorporated into the curriculum as minors. Currently the minors in Mechatronics Engineering,
Building Services Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering are offered by the department. Students
improve their hands on skills by developing products while gaining experience in the engineering design
process which is the unique engineering activity that requires creative thinking and analysis to meet
specified needs.

Being part of the University with the largest student population in Sri Lanka offering degree
programmes in many disciplines, students are given the opportunity to take part in multi-disciplinary
projects that give creative solutions to real life challenges. I would like to again welcome you all to the
Department of Mechanical Engineering and be a part of a dynamic team that is working towards nation
building.

Dr. Thilaksiri Bandara