Faculty of Applied Sciences, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
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The Faculty of Applied Sciences oversees four departments at the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
History of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
On 17 August the Minister of Higher Education named a committee which was led by Mr. H.P.M Gunasena who named the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka as the 13th National University. The lectures were started on 1 October 1999.
The University has two campuses at Kuliyapitiya and Makandura. Kuliyapitiya campus consist of two faculties, Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance. The Makandura campus consists of Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management and Faculty of Livestock Fisheries & Nutrition.
There are some unity which operates under the purview of the Vice Chancellor such as the Computer Unit, Library and the Physical Department which are operated through a Director or a Coordinator.
Vision and mission
To be centre of excellence in higher education and to develop human resources to meet national development needs through innovative educational, research and outreach programmes.
The Faculty of Applied Sciences of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka was established with effect from 1 October 1999 by Government Notification in the Extraordinary Gazette No.1093/8 of Tuesday, 17 August 1999. The Faculty is located at Kuliyapitiya Premises of the University and was assigned with four Department of Study namely, Computing & Information Systems, Electronics, Industrial Management and Mathematical Sciences.
The department of Mathematical Sciences offers courses in the areas of Mathematics & Mathematical Modeling and Statistics and the Department of Computing & Information System, Electronics, and Industrial Management offer courses in the areas indicated by their titles.
Departments of the Faculty
The University of is guided by the Vice Chancellor currently Prof. A.N.F. Perera. Under the Vice Chancellor there are four Deans. The Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences Dr. E.M.P. Ekenayake. Under him there are four departments.
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences is Mrs.G.S. Fransico. Logical and creative thinking are the fundamental approaches for effective and efficient problem solving for continual impartment.
Therefore, the main objective of the Department of Mathematical Sciences is to develop thinking power to obtain the required outcomes intended from any system.
To achieve the main objective of the Department of Mathematics & Mathematical Modeling and Statistics as two subject areas. These subject areas will include secure communication, actuarial science leading to insurance and banking, data analysis, sampling methods, designing experiments, addressing current issues, linear and integer programming to enhance productivity.
Department of Computing & Information System
The head of the Department of Computing & Information System is Dr. L.D.R.D. Perera. The information revolution which began in business has gone farthest in every field of life, society and of technology. Information is the foundation for the challengers o knowledge.
The main objective of the Department of Commuting & Information System is to equip the students with a sound knowledge on IT to face the above challenges at their own work and employment. Therefore, this Department offers course modules in the following areas of the subject, and a project and an industrial training programme, to achieve the above objects.
.Object-Oriented Programming. .Database Management Systems. .Data Communication & Computer Networks. .Web Designing & e-Commerce. .Advanced Operation System & Artificial Intelligence.
Department of Electronics
The head of the Department of Electronics is Prof. C.A.N. Fernando. The main intonation of this Department is to produce well-trained graduates who are competent in the field of Electronics with a sound managerial background. This is the only Department in the Sri Lankan University system, which offers Electronic as a subject for the Physical science undergraduates. The course module have been designed to enable the graduates to get immediate employments in the industrial sector. The undergraduates are equipped with conceptual knowledge as well practical skill on the areas such as, •Electronic and Magnetism. •Analogue Electronic. •Digital Electronic. •Signal Processing and Data Acquisition. •Microprocessor Technology.
Department of Industrial Management
The head of the Department of Industrial Management Dr. K.D.D.N. Dissanayake. The Department has related the future challenges and the importance of socio-economic development of Sri Lanka. Therefore, the Department of Industrial Management has articulated its main objectives to produce readily employable graduates to face 21st century management challenges. To achieve the above objective, the Department offers a number of course modules, not only to gain the conceptual knowledge but also to have hands on experience in all aspects of information system development with exposure to business problem analysis and problem solving through “Design & Development of Computer Based Project” and hands on managerial experience through “Industrial Training” at manufacturing and service organization. These provide students with the opportunity to relate the academic content of the modules to practical applications. A systematic conceptual frame work is built for the students in the following areas : •Production, Operations & Quality Management. •Accounting and Financial Management. •Marketing Management. •Management of Technology. .Human Resources Management. •Operation Research. •Structured System Analysis & Design Methodology. •Management information System. •Industrial and Business Low. •Strategic Management. Effective and Efficiency management in the industry is vital for enhancing productivity for the competitiveness of a nation. Therefore, Industrial Management plays a vital role to face the stringent competition in future in the midst of the rapid globalization.
prospectus of The Faculty of Applied Sciences