M.Eng./PG Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management


The Programme conduct-ed by the UNESCO Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) attached to the Department of Civil Engineering, has been designed to teach Water Management in a regional context and intends to provide participants from a wide range of backgrounds a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of Water Resource Engineering and Management. In addition to formal classroom-based activities, the programme includes laboratory and field based studies, both individual and group work.


Intended Course Modules:

  •  Integrated Water Resources Management
  •        Concepts of Irrigation and Irrigation Water Management
  •        Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Planning and Management
  •        River and Estuary Hydraulics
  •        Water Resources Project Planning and Management
  •        Research Methods for Water Resources Engineering and Management
  •        Water Quality Management
  •        Climate change impacts and adaptation options for Water Resource Management
  •        Disaster Risk Assessment, Reduction and Mitigation
  •       Advanced GIS for Water Resources Management
  •       Coastal Engineering and Management
  •        Water Pollution Control
  •       Computer Applications in Irrigation and Drainage
  •       Groundwater Engineering and Management


Course Duration:

M.Eng (Full Time)12 months

M.Eng (Part Time) 21 months

PG Dip (Part Time) 12 months



Eligibility Requirements:

  •  The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in a relevant field with a minimum of one year relevant experience


  •  The Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science of the University of Sri Lanka, Katubedda Campus in a relevant field with a minimum of one year relevant experience


  •  Any other Engineering Degree in a relevant field as judged by the faculty, and equivalent to (a) above with a minimum of one year relevant experience.


  •  At least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant field with a minimum of two years appropriate experience


  •  If English is not the medium of Instruction in the first Degree of the candidate, TOEFL (a minimum of 500 points in paper-based, 173 in computer-based, or 61 in internet-based test) or IELTS (a minimum of 5.0 in Academic version) scores or equivalent.


:    Note: Qualifications as judged by the faculty and approved by the Senate, and valid experience after obtaining relevant qualifications.


Date of Commencement :

     January, 2013

     Fridays & Saturdays (08:30-17:30)

     Laboratory/Field work may be arranged on other weekdays.



    Programme Leader:


    Prof. N. T. Sohan Wijesekera



For application forms and further details please contact:


    Dr. R. L. H. Lalith Rajapakse


    Course Coordinator



    M.Eng. / P.G Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management


    Department of Civil Engineering University of Moratuwa





    Tel.:+94-(0)11-2650567 (Ext. 2116)


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