The M.Sc. program in Applied Electronics has been designed to prepare students with in-depth knowledge and skills in principles of electronics as well as their applications of techniques of electronics in instrumentation and to solve problems in industry and research. In addition, it is aimed to support graduates having innovative skills in instrumentation to enhance their knowledge in the field.


B.Sc. with Electronics or Physics as a subject or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the University of Colombo.

Pre-registration Form - INTAKE 2018/19

Application Procedure:

Application form must be generated from the online application system. The system will be enabled on July 16, 2017.

  1. Feed all required information to the system and download system generated application form. (click here )
  2. Download the application form (pdf file) and print it out
  3. Put your signature on the application form
  4. Make the non refundable application fee, a payment of LKR 1,000/- to any branch of People’s Bank to the account no. 3140-3400-0005
  5. An envelop containing the application form, the payment slip and the copies of the educational certificates should be returned to the Department of Physics, University of Colombo, Colombo 03 before closing the applications
  6. Please mark “MSc Applied Electronics 2017″ on the upper left hand corner of the envelope

Tentative dates:

Call for applicationJul 16, 2017
Application closingAug 31, 2017
InterviewsSep 09/10, 2017
Payment deadline (Installment 1)Oct 21, 2017
Starting the programNov 04, 2017

Course Fee : LKR 205,500.00

Installment 1 : LKR 105,500/-

Installment 2: LKR 100,000/-

Program Structure:

The M.Sc. program will consist of two parts (Part I and Part II) and the contents will include lecture courses, guided reading, practical work and a project. The duration of the complete program will be 24 months. Students who maintain a GPA of not less than 2.50 by the end of part I will be allowed to proceed to part II. Those who are unable to progress to part II may be awarded the postgraduate diploma based on their performance in part I. The M.Sc. degree and the postgraduate diploma will be awarded according to the general guidelines of the Faculty of Science.

Course Modules:

Part I

Course No.TitleCreditshours
MEL 5101Analogue and Digital ICs, and their Applications230 L
MEL 5151Circuit Analysis, Simulations and Modeling230 L
MEL 5150Electronics Laboratory390 P
MEL 5251Sensors, Transducers and Data Acquisition Techniques230 L
MEL 5204Microcontrollers and Programmable Logic Devices230 L
MEL 5250Automation Laboratory390 P
MEL 5351Data Communication Techniques and Digital Signal Processing230 L
MEL 5352Engineering Mathematics and Statistics230 L
MEL 5350Computational and Simulation Laboratory390 P
MEL 5305Guided Reading260 P
MEL 5405Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory260 P

Part II

Course No.TitleCreditshours
MEL 5450Embedded Systems Project56 months

Mode of learning:

Since Electronics is a practical subject, the highest priority will be given for providing a thorough practical knowledge to the students. More than half of the time allocated for the program will be used for hands on practical sessions conducted in the well equipped
laboratories at the Department of Physics.
For the theory courses, we have introduced an eLearning platform for enhancing the learning experience of the students. Each student will be allowed to access lecture notes maintained on a Learning Management System (LMS) through Internet. This service will make it possible for students to interact with the lecturers and fellow students from the convenience of their homes. Additional discussion classes will be held in regular intervals for students to interact with the lecturers
All laboratory classes and discussion classes will be held on Saturdays.

Examination structure:

The performance of students in theory and practical course modules under part I will be evaluated through 11 papers. Evaluations in the theory courses may include in-class assignments in addition to the written examinations. The written examinations will be held at the end of each semester. Each written paper will be of two hour duration.

In the practical courses, the assessments will be carried out on a continuous basis. The students will be evaluated according to their performance in the laboratory and a final laboratory examination.

Those who fail the examinations will be allowed to repeat each paper once, at the next available opportunity.

In the guided reading course, each student will be required to gain a thorough knowledge on a given topic through a literature survey. The assessment will be based on the display of the knowledge acquired, through written reports and oral presentations.

In part II, each student will be given a project. At the completion of the project, students will be required to submit a technical report/dissertation. The evaluation of project, which will be based on the technical report/dissertation and viva-voce examinations, will be carried out according to the general guidelines of the faculty.

Further Information

Further information regarding the M.Sc. Program can be obtained by contacting the program coordinator or from General guidelines for M.Sc. Programs .

Contact details of the program coordinators are as follows.

2017Hiran H E Jayaweera
2016Dr. M. K. Jayananda
2015Hiran H E Jayaweera
2014Dr. M. K. Jayananda
2013Prof. Upul J Sonnadara
2012Dr. C M Edirisinghe
2011Prof. Upul J Sonnadara