B.Sc Engineering Degree Program conducted by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCEE), University of Ruhuna, was granted unconditional “Full Accreditation” for next 5 years till year 2020 by IESL under the “Washington Accord” which is an International Accreditation agreement for professional engineering academic degrees. Accordingly, graduates of DCEE are well recognized by the other signatory countries (Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States) as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of Civil Engineering.
International Symposium on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development (ACEPS -2016)
4th International Symposium on, Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices, for Sustainable Development (ACEPS-2016), was held on 3rd march 2016 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle. The symposium created a venue to discuss advanced sustainable engineering practices that are adopted in developing the region. The symposium was mainly centered on Civil Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development, Ecological engineering of water bodies, Infrastructure planning and development, and Environmental Engineering. ACEPS-2016 was jointly organized by, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saitama University, Japan. The symposium was sponsored by Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Program (SATREPS)-JICA, Holclim Lanka Ltd and the Ceylon Steel Cooperation.
National Spaghetti Bridge Competition 2016
University of Ruhuna became the Winners
National Spaghetti Bridge competition 2016, organized by IESL YMS and CES of University of Peradeniyatook place on the second day of TECHNO 2016, held at BMICH premises. Read more..
Concrete Mix Design Competition - 2016
Final Year undergraduate student of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna won the 1st place with 85 Mpa, defeating other 4 State Engineering Faculties at the Inter-University Concrete Mix Design Competition organized by Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd. The objective of the competition was to impart practical and theoretical knowledge in the specialized area of concrete mix design, providing students with valuable exposure to working with concrete as well as encouraging them to work in teams. The final competition was held on 11th October 2016 at Siam City Cement (Lanka) Head office Colombo.
The Faculty level Sphagetti Bridge Competion organized by Civil and Environmental Engineering Society (CEES) was held on 04October 2016 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. In parallel to this, school level Sphagetti Bridge Competion was held with the participation of seven schools in Galle area. Ceylon Steel Corporation (LANWA) sponsors this event as usual. In the evening there was an LANWA Scholarship Award Ceremony also.
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A Fire drill was organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on 18th May 2016 from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m and it was coordinated by Dr. W.M.K.R.T.W. Bandara (Health and Safety coordinator). It was conducted by the Fire brigade, Municipal Council, Galle and Mr. Sri Kimara was the resource person. Selected 18 Second Year and Third Year students, 3 lab attendances, and 4 Security officers were the target audience.
Second batch of M.Eng / PG. Dip. (for year 2015/2016) program, conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, started its first semester on 8th May 2015. This post-graduate program aims to equip civil engineers with the theoretical and practical skills to enable them to analyze and investigate problems and to engage in design, development and research. Special attention is paid to the development of soft skills and self-learning skills. With the flexibility to satisfy graduating requirements in either greater weight from taught courses or greater weight from research the candidate has an option to request specialization degrees in the field of Structural Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, and highway and transportation Engineering depending on how the candidate complete the graduation requirement.
Depending on how one completes the graduation requirements, candidates have the option of graduating either with specialized degree or general Civil Engineering degree. To qualify for specialization degree, candidates , in addition to completing the research in the selected field of specialization, are required to complete half of the taught credit requirement from the respective field of specialization as identified and notified to the candidates at the time of registration. This Master of Civil Engineering program provides a unique opportunity in selecting modules to match a variety of career plans and personal interests.
The First Aid Awareness Program was conducted on 27th June 201 from 3.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. at IS Seminar Room. The event was organized by the IESL Student Chapter of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, FOE, UOR. The resource person for the program was Mr. G.D.T.C. Sandaruwan, First Aid Instructor attached to Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, Galle Branch. The event was coordinated by Dr. W.M.K.R.T.W. Bandara (Health and Safety coordinator) and Mr. T. Prasanthan (Chairmen IESL student chapter). The target audience was 3rd Year Civil stream Students.
Sphagetti Bridge Competion - 2016
National Spaghetti Bridge competition 2016, organized by IESL YMS and CES of University of Peradeniya took place on the second day of TECHNO 2016, held at BMICH premises. University level winners from Moratuwa, Peradeniya, Ruhuna and south eastern university engineering faculties went head to head for the glory of being the national champions of the competition. The competition became intense when loading of prepared bridges started. At the end, group “Mighty Ruhuna” from University of Ruhuna became the Winners (Load/Weight = 102.4) while the second place was also secured by University of Ruhuna (Load/Weight = 102.2).
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