SLIIT Engineering : Nurturing Future-Ready Leaders for a Decade

The Engineering Faculty at SLIIT, distinguished as the nation’s premier non-state engineering institution, stands at the forefront of cultivating a new breed of highly skilled and industry-ready engineers. Fuelled by an unwavering commitment to excellence, SLIIT delivers a world-class educational experience that transcends conventional classroom learning paradigms.

Boasting an experienced cadre of faculty members drawn from esteemed international and local universities, our Engineering faculty prides itself on an unparalleled team of educators. This includes over 25 dedicated senior staff holding Ph.D. qualifications, complemented by a team of more than 100 highly qualified full-time professionals. This exceptional academic talent pool ensures that students receive comprehensive training from industry experts and renowned researchers, with select faculty members ranking among the top 1% and 2% globally.

Furthermore, our faculty of engineering is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that adhere to international standards, arguably surpassing those of any non-state university in Sri Lanka. These cutting-edge facilities provide students with invaluable hands-on experience, utilizing the latest technology and equipment essential for success in the field of engineering. In addition to these academic advantages, SLIIT offers an immersive campus experience spread across a 25-acre expanse, fostering an environment conducive to learning, growth, and personal development.

As global economies experience a surge in economic activities, there is an increasing demand for engineers in countries like Australia and New Zealand to sustain their thriving economy. A recent report indicates that Australia alone will require 233,000 professionals, including 133,000 Engineers, by 2033. These are some of the future opportunities awaits to those who commence engineering education in Sri Lanka.

SLIIT’s Engineering degree program emerges as an attractive choice for students contemplating migration to these countries for either undergraduate or postgraduate studies. The institution facilitates transfer pathways to several distinguished Australian and New Zealand universities after two years of education at SLIIT, presenting students with invaluable international prospects to advance their educational pursuits. Notably, SLIIT has established Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with esteemed Australian universities such as the University of Queensland, Curtin University, Deakin University, Macquarie University, and James Cook University, offering seamless transfer pathways through SLIIT after completing one or two years of engineering education. Furthermore, students aspiring for further education in New Zealand can transition via the University of Waikato.

SLIIT also offers a well-funded research program, featuring postgraduate degrees up to MPhil and PhD levels. Complementing this, the Engineering First Year unit (EFY) provides crucial transition support, while the curriculum aligns with the Outcome Based Education (OBE) system, facilitating both local and international accreditation. Moreover, through ongoing industry consultations, SLIIT ensures that its graduates are not only academically sound but also industry-relevant, prepared to embark on their professional careers immediately upon graduation. Some of the SLIIT’s Engineering programs such as Civil Engineering, and mechanical engineering are recognized by the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) while the faculty is currently pursuing to get recognition for other programmes as well. Students also benefit from industry exposure through training, visits, and research projects, emphasizing essential skills alongside engineering expertise

SLIIT’s dedication to excellence transcends its academic realm, encompassing a holistic educational experience that prioritizes essential skills alongside engineering proficiency. Emphasizing a well-rounded development approach, students are actively encouraged to engage in extracurricular activities such as SLIIT’s Got Talent, Young Engineering Expo, Esala Pandol, and RoboFest. These initiatives aim to foster qualities such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and ethical values, ensuring graduates are not only technically adept but possess a broader skill set crucial for success.

In addition to furnishing students with a comprehensive education primed for successful engineering careers, SLIIT stands out through its world-class facilities, distinguished faculty, strategic industry partnerships, and an unwavering focus on holistic development. By producing graduates who are not only highly skilled but also well-rounded, the institute plays a pivotal role in contributing to the nation’s growth and development. Simultaneously, it positions students to embrace global opportunities within the engineering field. SLIIT, therefore, emerges as the indisputable choice for those aspiring to excel in engineering, shaping the future landscape of engineering education in Sri Lanka.

If you are keen on pursuing a world class engineering degree in Sri Lanka, please contact us SLIIT’s on +94 1 754 4801 or via email – to inquire more about  engineering programs and admission process. Or visit to our campus to speak to one of our staff.