MScEng/PGDip On Campus

Geotechnical Engineering

18 months
640 USD/year
640 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Geotechnical Engineering MScEng/PGDip programme is conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya. The course consists of course units conducted through lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory classes and research or design projects.


Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya has excellent testing facilities for

laboratory and fieldwork related to Geotechnical Engineering. The The Geotechnical Engineering MScEng/PGDip programme offered at University of Peradeniya will be taught by a team of highly qualified academic staff. State of art computer software is available for analytical and design work.


The vision of the Department of Civil Engineering is to acquire, promote, develop and disseminate knowledge and application of civil engineering in particular to produce engineers with skills and attitudes who attain competence as professional engineers providing leadership in the national and international arena and to interact with local industry and community for sustainable development leading to enhanced quality of life while preserving national heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geology and Geological Exploration
  • Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
  • Slope Stability and Earth Structures
  • Advanced Soil Testing, Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Theoretical Soil Mechanics
  • Earth and Rockfill Dams
  • Problematic Soils and Ground Improvement

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering specializing in Civil Engineering with First or Second class honours from a recognized University or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering specializing in Civil Engineering with acceptable postgraduate qualifications or
  • A Degree or such other qualification as approved by the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee as suitable for candidature for MSc.Eng./ PG.Dip. with a minimum of one year experience, after obtaining the Degree or such qualification, in a field related to the programme of study.
  • Online application
  • Two Referee Reports. At least one should be from the applicant's teacher at the University.
  • Degree/Diploma/Professional membership certificates (Photo copies)
  • Birth certificate (Photocopy)
  • Letter of consent from the employer (where applicable)
  • 2 self addressed stamped envelopes (22cm x l0cm)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • MScEng: LKR350,000


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