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ME510 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering (2 credits)

Course Content: Introduction to CAD, FEM and CFD software available for mechanical engineering applications; General theory of CAD; Theoretical background to Finite Element Analysis (FEA); Theoretical background to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Analysis/simulation of simple industrial problems using FEA and CFD packages; Spreadsheets. (L14, P23, A9 =30).


ME511 Advanced Vibration Theory (2 credits) Prerequisites: ME301

Course Content: Modal analysis of vibratory response to force and displacement excitation; Energy methods; Receptance methods; Self-excited vibrations, dynamic instability; Three-dimensional motion, gyroscopes and other practical applications; (L25, T5 =30).


ME512 Energy Technology (2 credits) Prerequisite: ME303

Course Content: Non-renewable energy: fossil fuels and products and industrially manufactured gaseous fuels; Non-renewable energy, nuclear energy; Renewable energy conversion technologies; Heat transfer in heat exchangers, boilers and condensers; Waste heat recovery; Energy planning and management (L30 =30).


ME513 Applied Thermodynamics III (2 credits) Prerequisite: ME303

Course Content: Gas turbine plants; Air conditioning and psychrometry; Turbomachinery; Fundamentals of automobile engineering; Thermodynamic relations; Laboratory projects: steam power plant, IC engines (L23, T4, P&A6 =30).


ME514 Maintenance Management (2 credits)

Course Content: Introduction to maintenance & maintenance management, Concepts of planned, Maintenance planning & control, Implementation techniques & condition monitoring, Use of computer packages, Case studies. (L19, T3, A16 =30)


ME515 Mechatronics (3 credits)

Course Content: Introduction and overview: Applied Electronics; Sensors actuators and signals; Computer applications in mechatronic systems; Artificial intelligent in mechatronic systems: Design of mechatronic systems. (L35, P16, A4 =45).


2.2 Technical Electives


CE307 Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics (3 credits) Prerequisite: CE201

Course Content: Formulation of the boundary value problem in solid mechanics, Governing equations and general principles, Finite element formulation, Analysis of spring systems, trusses, beams, and frames, Analysis of plane stress/strain problems, Practical considerations in modelling, Use of special purpose and general purpose finite element packages. (L36, T4, A10 ). (C20,M30,E50)


CE557 Hydropower Development (3 credits)

Course Content: Introduction to hydro-electric power development, Types of developments, Selection of sites, Hydrologic analysis, Determination of design parameters, Hydraulic analysis, Component designs, Selection of turbines, Synchronizing and connection to the National grid. (L32, T2, P18, A4 ). (C30,M20,CW10,E50)


CE567 Industrial Pollution Control (3 credits) Prerequisite: CE302

Course content: Industrial processes and wastewater characteristics, In-plant waste management, Effluent treatment unit processes, Case study evaluation, Reclamation and reuse, Regional approaches to effluent treatment, Industrial solid waste management, Waste water analysis. (L36, T2, P4, A6 ). (C10,M20,CW20,E50)


CP305 Energy Systems Design (3 credits ) Prerequisites: ME303

Course Content: Review of heat exchanger design and operations. Design of evaporators and their operations. Design of boilers, burners and furnaces and their operations. Boiling and condensation with industrial applications. Design of condensers and their operations. Reviewing the use of psychrometric charts. Design of refrigerators and air-conditioners. Theory of air-conditioning. (L24,T6,P15)(C25,M25,E50)


CP306 Industrial Safety and Pollution Prevention (3 credits )

Course Content: Industrial safety: Legislation. Management for safety. Product safety as a factor which affects design. Hazards; identification and quantification, operability studies. Pressure relief and venting. Emission and dispersion. Fire and flammability characteristics. Explosion. Toxicity and toxic release. Safety in plant operation, maintenance and modification. Electrical area classification. Measurement and control of noise and heat. Industrial pollution; impact on ecosystems, need for pollution prevention, environmental standards for emission of pollutants. Pollution prevention strategies. Cleaner production; audit, constraints, catalysts and enabling measures. Cleaner production techniques. Pollution prevention through design modification, process integration, and equipment selection. Environmentally sustainable process technology.

(L24, T6, A15)(C25, M25, E50)


CP505 Instrumentation and Measurement (3 credits )

Course Content: Introduction to instrumentation and measurement. Components of instrumentation. Specific measurement techniques; mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, chromatography (gas, ion exchange, HPLC), electro-chemical probes (membrane electrodes), biosensors and remote sensor devices are covered. Process Instrumentation. Data analysis and statistical treatment of data. Laboratory exercises

(L24, T6, P4, A11)(C25, M25, E50)


EM310 Operations Research 1 (3 credits ) Prerequisites: EM201, EM202

Course Content: Formulation of models, Linear programming, Network analysis, Dynamic programming, Queuing theory, Inventory models, Simulation. (L36, T9 ), (C20,M20,E60)


EM 502 Optimisation (2 credits)

Course Content: Single variable optimisation, Algorithms, Multivariable optimisation, Algorithms, Constrained optimisation algorithms, Non- conventional optimisation algorithms. (L24, T6 =30). (C40,E60)


PR306 Introduction to Industrial Automation (3 credits )

Course Content: Sensors and Actuators. Digital Electronics fundamentals for Industrial Automation. Analog Electronics fundamentals for Industrial Automation. Introduction to computer programming. Pneumatic and Interfacing Techniques. Microprocessor Fundamentals. (L38, P6, A1)(A10, CW10, M30, E50)


PR307 Advanced Topics in Industrial Automation (3 credits ) Prerequisites: PR306

Course Content: PC interfacing Techniques. Digital Control of Dynamic Systems. Design of Control systems using microprocessors. PLCs and interfacing. (L38, T1, P6)(A10, CW10, M30, E50)

PR502 Robot Dynamics and Control (3 credits) Prerequisite: PR305

Course Content: Basic concepts in roboics, Classification and structure of robotics system; PTP and CP control, Cartesian, cylindrical & spherical drives and control systems; Hydraulic and Pneumatics, Servomotors, control approaches, Dynamic response, Kinematic analysis and coordinate transformations, Modellign and control; Position control, Force control. (L33, T3, P6, A3)


PR506 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits) Prerequisite: CE201, CE307, PR404

Course Content: Physical proerties of material; Metal alloys, structure and heat treatment, Structure properties, processing and applications; Steel, non-ferous metals and alloys, Polymers, ceramics; Composite materials, forming and shaping(L33, T3, P6, A3)


2.3 General Electives


CP551 Sustainable Development (02 credits)

Introduction and overview. Concept and definition. Components of sustainable development: environment, economy and society. Games and group discussions to introduce the need for sustainable development in today’s world. Concepts of economic development and human development. Economic development indices and their critique. Human development index and its critique. Relationship between economic and human developments, and how they relate to sustainable development. Discussion on sustainable development indices. How science and technology relate to each other and to sustainable development. Critique of science and technology driven economic development agenda, and the impact on public health and environment. Industrial and service sectors, and their impact on sustainable development. Group presentations. Use of fertilizers and pesticides, green revolution and agricultural biotechnology in the agricultural sector, and their impacts on sustainable development. Energy production and use for economic and human developments, and their impact on sustainable development. Group discussion on climate change and development, and other related issues in today’s world. Globalization and its impacts on sustainable development. Internet and telecommunications and their impacts on sustainable development. (L22, P6, A2) (C50, E50)


CE570 Environmental Health and Sanitation (01 credits)

Introduction to water supply and sanitation, Disease outbreaks; microbiology of drinking water, Public health and hygiene, On site and offsite sanitary treatment methods, special emphasis to low cost and appropriate technologies suited to developing world. Coliform bacteria detection techniques in water. (L12, T02,P1) (C20, E80)


PR507 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (02 credits) Pre-requisites: PR401

History of Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Research methods in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Criteria: Standards for decision making. Predictors: Psychological assessments

Personnel decisions, Training and development. Performance appraisal. Organizations and work teams. Organizational behaviour. Stress and well-being at work. Work motivation, Leadership. Job design and organizational development. Union/management relations. Ergonomics and work conditions. The changing nature of work. (L27, P1.5, A1.5) (C20, E80)


EF501 The Engineer in Society (02 credits)

Evolution of Industry and its Future: historical development, industrial and technological revolutions, and emerging trends. Energy sources and the impact of their use on the society. Environmental issues, assessing industrial impact on the environment, and on the society. Sustainable development, and engineering sustainability. Issues in engineering safety: engineering accidents, safety in design, and the human factor in safety. The workforce and human relations. Issues of fundamental rights and human rights. Legal liabilities and legal responsibilities to society.

Professional codes of conduct. (L25, A50) (C50, E50)


EF502 Sri Lankan Technology (02 credits)

Introduction and overview: Sri Lankan technology of ancient time. Technology under European powers and under British. Post-independent and contemporary technology in Sri Lanka. Technology in Sri Lanka for the future. Irrigation Systems. Water Management Systems. Soil Management Systems. Building Structures and Architecture. Technology in Sri Lankan cottage industry. (L25, A5) (C50, E50)


EF503 Critical Thinking and Writing Skills (02 credits)

Introduction and Overview: Development of critical thinking through writing. Writing as power and communication. Narrative strategies and Writing skills, Culture in cinema, TV, newspaper and Internet: Writing in today’s world, Institutional power and writing. Gender: Writing in a gendered society, Language and writing skills: Sri Lankan English in the global context, Assignments Reports and Presentations. (L22, P3, A5) (C60, E40).


EF504 Business Law (02 credits)

Contract Law. Sale of Goods. Bill of Exchange. Agency Law. Consumer Laws. Business Organization: Company law. Partnership ordinance. Business name ordinance, Government and Business Organizations, Reports and Presentations (L20, T07, P3) (C50, E50)


EF505 Management in Practice with Case Studies (03 credits)

Business and its Environment Evolution of Management, Principles of Management. Functions of Management. Human Potential Management, Motivation and Organizational Culture Management Information System, Crisis Management, Change Management, Conflict resolution Social Responsibility and Managers, Reports and Presentations. (L35,T7,P3) (C50, E50)


EF507 Government and Politics of Sri Lanka (02 credits)

1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka: Legislature, executive, and judiciary. Political Cultures of Sri Lanka: Attitudes, belief, norms and values related to politics. Pre and post election violence. Administration in Private and Public Sectors: Scope of the subjects of private and public administration. The importance of decision making. Basic structures of bureaucratic systems at present. Human Rights and Fundamental Rights: International and local obligations. Development of Gender Concepts with emphasis to Sri Lankan Situation. Foreign Policy of Sri Lanka and its Future Direction. The Influence of International and Regional Organizations on Sri Lankan Peace Process and Development. (L20,T7,A3) (50,E50)


EF508 Political Issues in Sri Lanka (02 credits)

Electoral system, Political Parties, and Political Violence in Sri Lanka. Good Governance and Role of Civil Society. Constitutional Crisis. Ethnic Conflict and Demand for Devolution. Development Issues and Poverty. Administrative Issues. Gender Issues. Foreign Policy Issues and Regional Issues. Energy and environmental issues with case studies. (L18,T9, A3) (C50, E50)


EF509 Engineer as an Entrepreneur (03 credits)

Market and Marketing, Forming of a company: Preparation of project proposal, working schedule, and budgeting. Plan implementation. Loan schemes. Service providers. ISO9000. ISO14000. Structure of organizations and laws governing them. Law governing the formation of a company. Getting registered. Memorandum of Association. Environmental regulations. Duty Structure of Sri Lanka. Insurance. Management: Acquisition of technology. Technology transfer. Awareness of appropriate technology. Planning. Expansion and extension. Financial Activities: Financial handling. Financial statement. Quality Assurance. Statistics applied to industrial data. Skills: leadership skills, and development of management skills. (L38, T1, A6) ( C50,E50)


EF510 Technology and Economic Development (03 credits)

Technology, development and environment. Economic of natural resources – basic principles

Introduction to technological evolution and its impact on economy and development. Role of technology in economic development. Economics of environmental pollution – issues and instruments,Role of green technology in sustainable economic development,Assessment of economic damage caused by degraded environment induced by technology,Case studies in eco-friendly development projects: Kandalama hotel project, Phosphate mining project, Coal power plant project, Upper Kotmale project, and other projects of current importance chosen by the instructor.Field visits to (at least 2) development projects.Reports and Presentations on the field visits. (L27,T10,P3,A5) (C60,E40)


EF512 Rural Economic Development and Technology (02 credits)

Introduction to the need of rural economic development in Sri Lanka. Contribution of rural economic development towards the overall economic development of Sri Lanka. Principles of rural economic development. Opportunities and limitations of rural economic development: Social condition in rural sector (education level, attitude and belief of the people, community participation in rural economic development). Environmental condition in rural sector (infrastructure and others). Natural esources, social capital, lack of management initiatives, lack of access to appropriate technology, lack of services to the rural sector, and others, Place of technology in rural economic development. Need of non-obtrusive and eco-friendly technology in rural economic development. The role of indigenous and appropriate technologies in rural economic development. Case Studies, such as appropriate energy technology for rural sectors. Proposals from student groups (preferably area-based groups) on contribution of engineers towards rural economic development. Critical Study of post-independent rural economic development projects undertaken in Sri Lanka. Critical study of successful rural economic development projects in Southeast Asia and other regions. Complete project proposals for rural economic development: Tutorial discussion of case studies. Project proposals by (preferably area-based) groups of students. (L21,T4,A10) (C60, E40)


EF513 Introduction to Music (02 credits)

Classical Indian and Western systems. Important musicians including great composers of both systems and their work. Musical instruments of Western and Indian systems. Practical in instrumental or vocal music. Trends in Sri Lankan music. Two assignments

(L18, P10, A2) (C40, E60)


EF514 Cinema and Television (02 credits)

Introduction to cinema and television. Basics of cinema language- Single Camera Technology. Technical aspects of cinema and television. Cinema and television in mass communication and advertising. Aesthetic, sociological, and anthropological aspects of cinema and television.

(L23, P5, A2) )C40, E60)


EF515 Theatre and Drama (02 credits)

Ritualistic theatre folk drama. Medieval, Renaissance and Elizabethan theatre. Greek and Roman theatre. The realistic and naturalistic heatre of Europe. Modern experimental theatre. Oriental theatre with special reference to Sri Lanka. Script Writing, Acting and Directing.Two assignments

(L20, P8, A2) (C40, E 60)


EF516 Painting and Sculpture (02 credits)

Understanding human body and nature painting & sculpture. Introduction to painting and sculpture. Main traditions of the west and the east. Traditional Sri Lankan painting and sculpture Aesthetic, social and anthropological aspects of painting & sculpture. Computer graphics. Two assignments

(L16, P12, A2) (C40, E60)


EF517 Project in Fine Arts (01 credit)

Pre-requisites: none. A group of students shall carry out a project in one of the areas of Fine Arts under the general guidance of a supervisor (or supervisors). A project proposal, with the objective of the project clearly stated and the methodology of the project carefully laid down by the group of students), must be submitted to the supervisor (or supervisors) before the commencement of the project. Written approval of the project proposal by the supervisor (or supervisors) is mandatory for the commencement of the project. The assessment of the project shall be based on the product of the project concerned, which could be an exhibition, concert, play or a documentary or a feature film. Individual contribution towards the project shall be assessed from the report written by a student about his/her contribution towards the project and/or by interviewing the student.

(A15) (C100)


EF518 Introduction to Digital Art (02 credits)

Desk Top Publishing Tools / Graphic Design (with emphasis on use of Adobe PhotoShop), Introduction to Digital Animation, Web Design using Macromedia packages. Linking Web Design to Graphic Design and Digital Animation. Multimedia presentation, Impact of digital revolution on the society, Group report and project presentation

(L22, P3, A5) (C100)


EF519 Written English for communication (01 credit)

Communication through writing: introduction to communication, effective communication, technical communication and objective communication, Official correspondence: letters for job application, curriculum vitae, and other official letters. Technical writing: research proposals, abstracts, feasibility reports, project reports etc.

(L10, A5) (C60, E40)


EF520 Effective communication in English through speech (01 credit)

Presentation skills: how to make a good presentation; organization of facts, structure, time management, effective contact with audience, good manners etc. Interviews: Preparation, points to note and to avoid Effective speech: accepted ways of oral communication at formal level; meetings, telephone conversations, greeting, departing etc. Dialogue and general communication: general communication at informal level, talking on general topics, and conversation with peers. L

(T7, A6.5, P1.5) (C100)


A.3.6 Entry Standards




A.3.6.1 Published Requirements


The students are required to pass in Physics, Chemistry and Combined Mathematics at the GCE (AL) Examination of the Department of Education, Sri Lanka. They follow a two-year school curriculum after the release of the GCE (OL) Examination results before sitting the GCE (AL) Examination. GCE(OL) and GCE(AL) examinations are held at the end of 11th and 13th years of school education, respectively.







A.3.6.2 Student Entry Qualifications

All the students entered have passed the GCE(AL) Examination of the Department of Education, Sri Lanka. The following histogram shows the number of students against the z_score during the last three years.





E/03 batch entered the faculty in 2004

E/04 batch entered the faculty in 2005

E/05 batch entered the faculty in 2006

E/06 batch entered the faculty in 2007 (z-scores are not available)





A.3.6.3 Non ‘A’ Level Qualifications

Not relevant







A.3.6.4 Direct Entry to Second or Higher Years

Not relevant






A.3.6.5 Selection Procedures


University admission is administered by the University Grants Commission. Entry to engineering faculty is highly competitive and less than 10% of the students who meet the minimum requirement given in section A.3.6.1 are admitted each year.





  1. Please indicate the following for each of the past three years’ entries




2003

2004

2005

  1. Total number of applicants










  1. Number of students interviewed










  1. Offers made










  1. Planned intake










  1. Actual intake











University Grants Commission handles the admissions procedure. The actual intakes in the last four years are given in below.


Year

Actual Intake

Batch code

2004

321

E/03

2005

346

E/04

2006

367

E/05

2007

345

E/06



A.3.7 Progression and Classification



A.3.7.1 Progress through the programme

Please complete a flow diagram showing the last three complete cohorts through the system and a separate sheet for the last three intake years if these are different. Show clearly the progress of students through the programme for each option:




  1. direct entrants

  2. re-sit numbers from previous years

  3. failures (classified, if possible as for academic or non academic reasons)


(see student progress diagram)







A.3.7.2 Methods of Assessment

The qualifying course (of one academic year) comprising mandatory course units has to be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Then the final course of three academic years duration comprising six semesters and a specified period of industrial training have to be successfully completed with a minimum GPA of 2.00.






Normally, a student has to obtain a grade of ‘C’ (50%) or above in order to earn credits in a course unit. However, a student who satisfies the GPA requirement is allowed to earn credits in a limited number of course units with grades of ‘C-’, ‘D+’, or ‘D’. A student who has failed to secure a grade of ‘C’ or above in a course unit is allowed to repeat the course unit in a subsequent semester in which the course unit is offered. The maximum grade accruing to a student repeating a course unit is a grade ‘C’.


A student may offer an alternative elective in place of a technical/general elective for which he/she has failed to secure a passing grade. However, the grades obtained by the student in all electives are included in his/her academic transcript. The GPA is calculated considering the grades and credits of the course units claimed by the student for his degree which have been offered in the Final Course.








Progression from one year to the next is controlled by pre-requisites. Where a prerequisite course unit or course units are prescribed for any course unit of the Final Course in Engineering, a student is permitted to follow that course unit only if he/she has attained the minimum requirement for the prerequisite course unit or course units.



A student has to obtain a grade of ‘C’ (50%) or above in order to earn credits in a course unit. However, a student who satisfies the GPA requirement is allowed to earn credits in a limited number of course units with grades of ‘C-’, ‘D+’, or ‘D’, provided that the grade in any of the course units is not below a D and the cumulative credit deficit (CCD) does not exceed 12.

CCD = cidi for all course units with grade of D+, D or C-.. ci is the credit of the ith course and di is the deficit weighting defined as 1 for a D, 2/3 for D+ and ½ for a C-.





Marks

Grade

Points

 85

A+

4.0

80 – 84

A

4.0

75 – 79

A-

3.7

70 – 74

B+

3.3

65 – 69

B

3.0

60 – 64

B-

2.7

55 – 59

C+

2.3

50 – 54

C

2.0

45 – 49

C-

1.7

40 – 44

D+

1.3

35 – 39

D

1.0

30 – 34

E

0.7

 30

F

0.0







The requirements for obtaining the BScEng degree with Class Honours are as follows:


i. Successful completion of the Qualifying Course, Final Course, and the mandatory training programmes of the Faculty within the stipulated period.

ii. A minimum total of 150 credits including credits for the Qualifying Course and Industrial Training component.

  1. A GPA level for the Final Course which is required for the award of Class Honours.


Class honours are awarded on the basis of Grade Point Average (GPA) of the Final Course. All core and technical elective course units of the Final Course including projects offered by a candidate (i.e. courses taken during second, third and fourth year of the academic programme) are treated with equal weighting in GPA calculations. No weighting is assigned in GPA calculations for Qualifying Course which is offered in the first year of the degree programme, as well as for general electives and industrial training in the Final Course. However, satisfactory completion of these components is required to satisfy eligibility for award of BScEng degree.


Grade point averages for the award of class honours are as follows:

First Class Honours GPA ≥ 3.70

Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 3.30 ≤ GPA < 3.70

Second Class Honours (Lower Division) 2.70 ≤ GPA < 3.30

Third Class Honours 2.00 ≤ GPA < 2.70








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