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Offered by the Department of Physics

Main objective of the BSc (External) in Electronics and Automation Technologies degree programme is to provide key analytical and technical competencies through the study of essentials in Electronics and Information Technology with the emphasis on the automation aspects via integration of electronics and computing. This is a fast track programme designed for those who already work or for those seek careers in electronics industry.


GCE Advanced Level Examination (local) – Three passes in one sitting in with a Physics as a subject  (Preference will be given to those who have done Mathematics)
GCE Advanced Level Examination (local) – Three passes in one sitting in Technology Stream (Preference will be given to those who have done Engineering Technology and Science for Technology)
Any other equivalent academic/professional qualification acceptable to the faculty and the senate (eg: London A/L, City and Guilds, HNDE, NVQ 4 or higher qualifications in relevant field, etc. )

Course Fees

For Sri Lankan Students - LKR 200,000/- per year

For International Students - USD 1,500/- per year

For Sri Lankan coming from a foreign territory – 25% discount from USD 1500/- per year

Application Fee: LKR 3,000/-
*The course fee cannot be paid as installments

Online Application for 2024 intake

Online Application is available now.

For Any Inquiries:

Program Coordinator:
Dr Hiran Jayaweera

Coordinating Assistant:
Mr Kamal Dissanayake
011-702 1520 (During office hours)

Dates to be remembered

  • Calling online application for the 2024 intake: August 01, 2023
  • Application deadline for the 2024 intake: September 30, 2023
  • Interviews for the 2024 intake: October 15, 2023
  • Final list of the 2024 intake: October 30, 2023
  • Registration of 2024 intake at CCUC: December 2023
  • Inauguration of the program for 2024 intake: January 2024
  • Commencement of the program for 2024 intake: January 2024

Programme Duration

The duration of each BSc programme will be 3 years. At each year, the programme is conducted over 2 semesters of 20 weeks. The courses are offered during weekends (Sunday). However, in conducting examinations attendance may be necessary during a few Saturdays.

Programme in a nutshell

A Multidisciplinary Degree Involving

  • Comprehensive knowledge in Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Physics principles
  • Essentials in Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Computer Programming
  • Knowledge in English Language

Programme Structure

BSc in Electronics and Automation Technologies will be completed in three years (90 Credits / SLQF Level 5) and it consists of three levels.

  • LEVEL I: Diploma in Electronics and Automation Technologies (30 Credits)
  • LEVEL II: Advanced Diploma in Electronics and Automation Technologies (60 Credits)
  • LEVEL III: BSc in Electronics and Automation Technologies (90 Credits)

More details and set of courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Mode of Learning

Since Electronics and Computing are practical subjects, the highest priority will be given for providing a thorough practical knowledge to the students. Most of the courses are designed in such a way focussing hands-on sessions. All the courses will be managed through the Learning Management System (EDP_LMS) for enhancing the learning experience. Each student will be allowed to access lecture materials and learning activities maintained on the EDP_LMS. Additional online discussion classes will be held at regular intervals for students to interact with the lecturers.

Evaluation Criteria

The theory course modules will be evaluated through written examinations and/or assignments where appropriate. Laboratory course modules will be evaluated by assignments and/or semester-end examinations. In some instances, course units may require a mixed-mode evaluation including continuous assessments.

Level Certificates/ Diploma/ Advanced Diploma and Degree awarding criteria can be found under the Degree-Awarding criteria.

Further Information

Further information regarding the Programme can be obtained by contacting the programme coordinators

Contact details of the programme coordinators are as follows.

Programme Coordinator


Coordinator/Examinations and staff affairs


Coordinator/Student affairs and QA


Coordinator/Result and Learning resources


Mr. Kamal Dissanayake

Coordinating Assistant


Phone: 011-702 1520 (During office hours)

Miss. Sivaranjei Thambipillai

Coordinating Assistant


Mr. Shanuka Amarasekara

Coordinating Assistant


Mr. Amal Pattividana

LMS/Server Administrator


Mr. Gayan Akmeemana

SIS Manager