Engineering education in Sri Lanka

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Engineering is the most sought after subject areas among Sri Lankan students.[citation needed] The engineering degrees make up less than 2% of the bachelor's degrees in Sri Lanka. [1][2]


The title of "engineer" is not regulated in Sri Lanka. However as per the Engineering Council Act No 4 of 2017, all engineering practitioners in Sri Lanka needs to be registered with the engineering council to practice. Failing do to so would result in an offence and can be convicted by a summary trial before a Magistrate with imprisonment period not exceeding one year and/or a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand.[3]

Categories of registered engineers[edit]

Registering engineering practitioners under the categories of;[3]

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) - Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)
  • Associate Engineer (AEng) - Four year Full-time degree in Engineering recognized by IESL or an Associate Member of IESL
  • Affiliate Engineer (AflEng) - Three year full time degree in Engineering recognized by IESL
  • Incorporated Engineer (IEng) - Incorporated Engineer of the Institution of Incorporated Engineers, Sri Lanka (IIESL)
  • Engineering Diplomate (EngDip) - Diploma in Engineering from a recognized University or Technical or Technological Institute recognized by IIESL
  • Engineering Technician (EngTec) - National Vocational Qualification Level IV of Engineering Technology or equivalent qualification recognized by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission or one year full-time academic course in Engineering Technology and has gained one year industrial experience in the relevant field or a holder of a Diploma or Certificate in Technology by a University or a Technical or Technological Institute of the Government of Sri Lanka

Engineering Degrees[edit]

Public Universities[edit]

Autonomous Institutes[edit]

Engineering Diplomas[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Minority Nationalisms in South Asia. 2013. p. 120.
  2. ^ University Education, 2014 - 2015
  3. ^ a b Engineering Council Act No 4 of 2017

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