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Offered by the Department of Physics

Main objective of the BSc 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.

Eligibility

G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination (New syllabus) – Three passes including Physics and preferably Combined Mathematics as a subject.

OR

G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination (Old syllabus) – Three passes including Physics and preferably Applied Mathematics as a subject.

OR

Any other equivalent professional qualification acceptable to the faculty and the senate.

Course Fees

LKR 160,000/-

Application Fee: LKR 1,500/-
Course Fee: 160,000/- per year

*The course fee cannot be paid as installments. However, our students are eligible for a student loan which can be obtained from the Thunmulla Branch of Bank of Ceylon. Please contact them for more information.


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

Dates to be remembered

  • Activate online application: September 01st, 2020
  • Application deadline: September 30th, 2020
  • Interviews: October 25th, 2020
  • Final list: October 2020
  • Registration: January 09th & 10th, 2020
  • New batch will commence: January 17th, 2021

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 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)

LEVEL I - Diploma in Electronics and Automation Technologies (30 Credits)

Semester Course Code Course Title Hours/ Credits
Semester I EA 1001 Waves, Vibrations & AC Theory 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 1002 Analogue & Digital Electronics - I 30L, 2C *
Semester I EA 1003 Electromagnetic Theory 30L, 2C *
Semester I EA 1004 Introduction to Computer Programming 30L, 2C *
Semester I EA 1005 Computer Applications 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 1006 Computer Architecture - I 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 1007 Electronic Circuit Simulations 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 1008 Object Oriented Programming 30L, 2C *
Semester I EA 1009 Calculus 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 1010 Mathematical Methods – I 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 1011 Differential Equations 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 1012 Probability and Statistics 30L, 2C
Semester II EA 1013 English for Science and Technology 30L, 2C
Semester II EA 1030 Analogue Electronic Laboratory 60L, 2C *
Semester I EA 1031 Digital Electronic Laboratory 60L, 2C *

LEVEL II - Advanced Diploma in Electronics and Automation Technologies (60 Credits)

Semester Course Code Course Title Hours/ Credits
Semester I EA 2001 Analogue & Digital Electronics - II 30L, 2C *
Semester I EA 2002 Analogue & Digital ICs 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 2003 Sensors & Transducers and DAQ Systems 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 2004 Computer Architecture – II 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 2005 Applied Numerical Methods 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 2006 Internet Programming 30L, 2C *
Semester I EA 2007 Data Communication Techniques 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 2008 Rapid Applications Development 30L, 2C *
Semester I EA 2009 Computational Statistics 30L, 2C *
Semester II EA 2010 Mathematical Methods – II 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 2011 Technical Writing for Academic Purposes 15L/30L, 2C
Semester II EA 2012 Advanced Communicative Skills 15L/30L, 2C
Semester II EA 2013 Industrial Management 30L, 2C
Semester II EA 2030 Instrumentation Laboratory 60P, 2C *
Semester I EA 2031 Data Acquisition Laboratory 60P, 2C *

LEVEL III - BSc in Electronics and Automation Technologies (90 Credits)

Semester Course Code Course Title Hours/ Credits
Semester I EA 3001 Semiconductor Devices and Optoelectronics 30L, 2C
Semester II EA 3002 Digital Signal Processing 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 3003 Digital Image Processing 30L, 2C
Semester II EA 3004 Artificial Neural Networks 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 3005 Mobile Application Development 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 3006 Embedded Linux Development 15L/30P, 2C
Semester I EA 3007 Computer Networking 30L, 2C
Semester II EA 3021 Robotics 30L, 2C
Semester II EA 3022 Programmable Logic Controllers 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 3023 Medical Instrumentation 30L, 2C
Semester I EA 3030 Microcontroller Laboratory 60P, 2C
Semester II EA 3040 Research Methodologies 15L/30P, 2C
Semester II EA 3041 Independent Study 120P, 4C
Semester II EA 3050 Project 120P, 2C

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.

Certificate/Diploma/Degree Awarding Criteria

Level I – Certificate

Completion of a minimum of thirty (30) credits in Level I,

AND

Obtaining a grade not lower than C in course units aggregating to at least twenty (20) credits in Level I,

AND

Obtaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or above in Level I.

Level II – Certificate

Meet requirements for Level I Certification,

AND

Completion of a minimum of sixty (60) credits with at least 30 credits from Level II,

AND

Obtaining a grade not lower than C in course units aggregating to at least twenty (20) from Level II,

AND

Obtaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or above in Level II

Diploma (SLQF Level 3)

Completion of a minimum of thirty (30) credits of the course units in Level I,

            AND

Obtaining a grade not lower than C in course units aggregating to a total of 20 credits for specified set of Level I courses indicated by * ,

            AND

 Obtaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or above.

Advanced Diploma (SLQF Level 4)

Completion of a minimum of sixty (60) credits of the course units in Level I and Level II,

AND

Obtaining a grade not lower than C in course units aggregating to a total of 40 credits for specified set of Level I and Level II course units indicated by * ,

AND

Obtaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or above for the sixty (60) credits for Level I and Level II course units.

Degree (SLQF Level 5)

Completion of a minimum of ninety (90) credits with at least thirty (30) credits from each of Level I, Level II and Level III.

AND

Obtaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 in course units aggregating to at least twenty (20) credits at each of Level I, Level II and Level III.

AND

Obtaining a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in Level I, Level II, Level III taken together.

Awarding Classes

If a student satisfies the requirements for obtaining a degree within three (03) consecutive academic years of the External Degree Programme

AND

First Class: If a student has a minimum overall GPA of 3.70.

OR

Second Class (Upper Division): If a student has a minimum overall GPA of 3.30.

OR

Second Class (Lower Division): If a student has a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.

Further Information

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

Contact details of the programme coordinator are as follows.

Name Email Phone No
Prof. Upul Sonnadara bsceat@sci.cmb.ac.lk 011-702 1520