Master of Science in Structural Engineering

The ‘Master of Science in Structural Engineering’ programme provides an innovative approach to manage complex problems with an integrated perspective. The proposed curriculum hopes to train Civil Engineers to apply their technical understanding of systems in engineering, design, and implementation to develop strategies to make economical, healthy, and sustainable environments.

The programme is developed based on the present strength of the Department of Civil Engineering by leveraging resources from established areas of Structural Engineering, Soil Engineering, and Materials Engineering. It will be conducted with comprehensive collaboration with the industry in order to meet the contemporary requirements. The traditional areas of structural engineering are closely linked to programmes in construction and design, whereas the emerging areas such as sustainability and green construction are linked to all engineering disciplines.


Semester 1

  • CVX9310 Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • CVX9411 Advanced Design of Concrete Structures
  • CVX9411 Advanced Design of Concrete Structures

Select one of the following courses

  • CVX9413 Bridge Design and Construction**
  • CVX9414 Computer aided Finite Element Applications in Structures**

Semester 2

  • CVX9415 Advanced Design of Steel and Composite Structures
  • CVX9416 Geotechnical Design and Soil Structure Interaction
  • CVY9517 Independent Study

Select one of the following courses

  • CVX9418 Seismic Design of Structures**
  • CVX9419 High Performance Concrete**

Semester 3 & 4

  • CVXA521 Project Management
  • CVXA522 Sustainable Built Environment
  • CVYAK20 Research Thesis


Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Post Graduate Programme
Conducted by :
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme duration :
2 years (4 Semesters)
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

The selection of students to the Master’s Degree Programme will be made by the Department of Civil Engineering, in accordance with the following extended eligibility requirements approved by the Senate. A person seeking admission to the ‘Master of Science in Structural Engineering’ programme shall be required to have obtained

  1. A four-year degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering in Civil Engineering from a recognized university or Bachelor of Technology (Engineering) in Civil Engineering from The Open University of Sri Lanka.  AND
  2. At least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate

Issuing of Applications :
 31st October 2021
Closing Date for Applications:
Programme Commencing Date:




Application fee
Rs.  800.00(On-line)
Registration fee
Rs. 1,000.00
Refundable deposit (library facilities)
Rs.  2,500.00
Total course fee
Rs.  400,000.00

Programme Coordinator : Dr. I.S.K. Wijayawardane

Address :
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Contact :
0112 881 248
Email :
The Open University of Sri Lanka
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