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Offered by the Department of Physics

The MSc / Postgraduate Diploma program in Applied Electronics (SLQF 9 level program) 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


BSc with Electronics or Physics as a subject or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the University of Colombo.
Degrees from following institutions are accepted:

Course Fee

Local Students: LKR 350,000/-

International students: USD 4000

Application for 2024 Intake

Important Notices

Call for applications: Open
Application Deadline: 30th of October 2023 15th November 2023

Current students, please visit to MSc notice board to get more information.

Program Structure

The MSc 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 3.0 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 MSc degree and the postgraduate diploma will be awarded according to the general guidelines of the Faculty of Science.

Medium : English

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 and other course material 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 online discussion classes will be held in regular intervals for students to interact with the lecturers All laboratory classes and discussion classes will be held in Weekends.

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.

Course Modules

*Please find the more details of the programme: MSc in Applied Electronics Course catalog

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours, C – No. of credits)

Part I

Course Module Name Details
MEL 5101 Analogue and Digital ICs, and their Applications 30L, 2C
MEL 5151 Circuit Analysis, Simulations and Modeling 30L, 2C
MEL 5150 Electronics Laboratory 90P, 3C
MEL 5251 Sensors, Transducers and Data Acquisition Techniques 30L, 2C
MEL 5204 Microcontrollers and Programmable Logic Devices 30L, 2C
MEL 5250 Automation Laboratory 90P, 3C
MEL 5351 Data Communication Techniques and Digital Signal Processing 30L, 2C
MEL 5352 Engineering Mathematics and Statistics 30L, 2C
MEL 5350 Computational and Simulation Laboratory 90P, 3C
MEL 5305 Guided Reading 60P, 2C
MEL 5405 Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory 60P, 2C

Part II

Course Module Name Details
MEL 5450 Embedded Systems Project 6 Moths, 5C

Panel of Lecturers

  • Prof. T R Ariyaratne 
  • Prof. Upul Sonnadara 
  • Prof. Barlo Daya 
  • Dr. M K Jayananda
  • Dr. C M Edirisinghe
  • Dr. Jayamapathy Ratnayake
  • Dr. Lakmal Weerawarne
  • Dr. Indika Wanniarachchi
  • Dr. Monika Madhavi
  • Dr. Hiran H E Jayaweera

Further Information

Further Information
Intake Coordinator Phone No. Email
2024 Dr. Dilanga Siriwardane (+94) 77 967 7344
2022 Dr. Lakmal Weerawarne (+94) 71 759 3337
2020 Dr. M K Jayananda (+94)717234986
2019 Dr. Hiran H E Jayaweera (+94)768067060
2018 Dr. M K Jayananda (+94)717234986