Postgraduate Research- Engineering

All departments of Study enroll students for postgraduate research degrees leading to the awards of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in compliance with university policies and guidelines.

Interested applicants are requested to contact the head of the Department of Study or academic staff members relevant to the proposed research discipline at any time of the year.  The applicants will be guided to formulate proper research proposals and the application process for registering for research degrees with the assignment of supervisors is handled by the relevant Department of Study and the Faculty Research Committee.

In addition to the research degrees the Departments of study conduct master’s degrees at SLQF 9 and 10. SLQF level 10 master’s degrees require the students undertake full time research work equivalent to a minimum of 30 Credits after completing taught courses.

Guidelines for upgrading M.Phil Degree registration to Ph.D.

Application form for research grants for higher degrees (MPhil/PhD) by research

Title of the PhD/MPhil Study
Candidate Name Superviors’ names
Investigating sustainable limits to surface water storage.  Mr. A.M.N.A.K. Eriyagama  Dr. L.A. Udamulla & Dr. V. Smakhtin
& Dr. I. Werellagama
Analysis of stability of rain-induced shallow landslides in residual formations in Sri Lanka.  Mr. S.C Walpita  Dr. H.G.P.A Ratnaweera
& Prof. G.W.A.R Fernando
Scrutinize ecosystem sustainability of west coast; an approach for adaptive governance of resilient natural capital in the face of development arrays, Sri Lanka.  Mr. Bandula Wickramaarachchi  Prof. B.C.L Athapattu
& Dr. T.M.N. Wijerathne
Development of a framework to foster collaborative learning among engineering students using Moodle learning analytics.  Ms. H.P.A Peramunagamage  Dr.(Mrs) H.U.W. Rathnayake
& Prof. S.P. Karunanayaka
Impact of temperature stress on soil water balance, crop yield and nitrate leaching on selected vegetable crops and future prediction using HYDRUS-1D modelling.  R.P.D.N Kumara  Prof. (Mrs) C.S. De Silva
& Dr. (Mrs) H.K.L.K Gunasekara
The fatigue performance of high strength steel railway bridges based on fracture mechanics approach.  Mr. V. Viththagan  Dr. D.H.R.J Wimalasiri
& Dr. P.A.K Karunananda
Protection against the scouring effect at downstream of an irrigation structure with modular gabion lining  Mr. D.P.M.B Thibbotuwawa  Dr. G.N. Paranavithana
Restoration of Estuarine Environment affected by Hypoxia through artificial downwelling using sustainable Sources  Ms. D.M.O.N Dissanayaka  Prof. B.C.L Atapattu
& Prof. Jagath Manatunge
Performance evaluation of physical layer network coded parallel relay channels operating with non-orthogonal multiple access.  Ms. P.H.P.A Bandara  Mr. D.N Balasuriya
& Dr. Udesh S. Oruthota
Development and Characterization of Chameleon inspired hybrid quadrupedal mobile robot  A.P.T.D Pathirana  Eng. T.M.D.N.T Medagedara
Eng. P.D.S.H. Gunawardane
Multi parameter low voltage network topology optimization to be used in advanced distribution management system operated through smart grid technology.  Mr. D.M.D.K Dissanayaka  Dr. K.A.C Udayakumar
& Prof. K.T.M.U Hemapala
Assessment of the air pollution in urban environments due to point source and area source emissions using air dispersion modelling: A case study on thermal power plants and vehicular emission contribution to air pollution in Colombo urban
 Ms. H.B.U.
 Prof. B.C.L Athapattu
& Prof. Shiromi Karunaratna
& Mr. H.D.S. Premasiri
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