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Physical Sciences and Technology

Department of Physical Sciences and Technology

At the Department of Physical Sciences and Technology, four-degree programmes are available for undergraduates who are keen to accomplish their higher education in the particular fields they wish.

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Physics
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science and Technology

Mathematics, Statistics, and Management Studies are conducted as supporting tools for the program. All theoretical course units conducted by the department are heavily supported by a practical component which provides the preliminary experience to perform confidently. And also the Mini projects conducted throughout the third and the fourth academic years stimulate the students' creative and innovative thinking. Final year project (research or industrial training) for one entire semester exposes the undergraduates to the working environment and provides hands-on experience in the industry before graduation.

The environment in the university and the teaching programmes were all designed in a manner to establish this goal and also to produce specialists in their respective fields. Additionally, it is also creditable that the Department offers the only Degree in Applied Physics in the entire University System in the country.

Curriculum

Courses offered in Semester I of the First Year (A student must earn a minimum of 17 credits)
Course
Code
Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective
PST 11201 Mechanics and Properties of Matter 2 Compulsory
PST 11202 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism 2 Compulsory
PST 11103 Physics Laboratory 1-I 1 Compulsory
PST 11204 General Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 11205 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 11106 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I 1 Compulsory
PST 11207 Structured Programming 2 Compulsory
PST 11208 Computer Hardware and Software 2 Compulsory
PST 11109 Computer Laboratory 1-I 1 Compulsory
PST 11210 Calculus and Differential Equations 2 Compulsory
CPE 1101     Professional English I 0 Compulsory
  Total 17  

 

Courses offered in Semester II of the First Year (A student must earn a minimum of 17 credits)
Course
Code
Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective
PST 12201 Physics of Heat and Waves 2 Compulsory
PST 12102 Semi-Conductor Physics 1 Compulsory
PST 12103 AC Theory & Circuits 1 Compulsory
PST 12104 Physics Laboratory 1-II 1 Compulsory
PST 12205 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 12206 Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 12107 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II 1 Compulsory
PST 12208 Object Oriented Programming 2 Compulsory
PST 12209 Fundamentals of Statistics 2 Compulsory
PST 12110 Computer Laboratory 1-II 1 Compulsory
PST 12211 Database Management Systems 2 Compulsory
CPE1201 Professional English II 0 Compulsory
  Total 17  

 

Courses offered in Semester I of the Second Year (A student must earn a minimum of 17 credits)
Course
Code
Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective
PST 21201 Electronics 2 Compulsory
PST 21202 Geometrical and Physical Optics 2 Compulsory
PST 21103 Physics Laboratory 2-I 1 Compulsory
PST 21204 Organic Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 21205 Industrial Chemistry and Technology I (Organic) 2 Compulsory
PST 21106 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 Compulsory
PST 21207 Data Structures & Algorithms 2 Compulsory
PST 21208 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language 2 Compulsory
PST 21209 Advanced Statistics I 2 Compulsory
PST 21110 Computer Laboratory 2-I 1 Compulsory
CPE 2101 Professional English III 0 Compulsory
  Total 17  

 

Courses offered in the Semester II of the Second Year (A student must earn a minimum of 18 credits)
Course Code Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective
PST 22201 Physics of Electromagnetic Radiation and Introduction to the Laser 2 Compulsory
PST 22202 Quantum Physics, Atomic & Nuclear Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 22103 Physics Laboratory 2-II 1 Compulsory
PST 22204 Chemistry of Elements 2 Compulsory
PST 22205 Physical Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 22106 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1 Compulsory
PST 22207 Biochemistry I 2 Optional  /* Compulsory for Chemistry special 
PST 22208 Software Engineering 2 Compulsory
PST 22209 Advanced Statistics II 2 Optional    
PST 22110 Computer Laboratory 2-II 1 Compulsory
PST 22211 Operating Systems 2 Compulsory
PST 22112 Leadership and Communication 1 Optional    
PST 22213 Biology for Physical Sciences 2 Optional    
PST 22114 Soft Skill Development 1 Optional    
PST 22215 Mathematical Methods 2 Optional    
CPE 2201 Professional English IV 0 Compulsory
  Total 25  

 

GENERAL DEGREE COURSE

B. Sc. (GENERAL) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES
 

Courses offered in the Semester I of the Third Year (A student must earn a minimum of 18 credits)
Course Code Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective

For B.Sc. General Degree in Physical Sciences (Majoring in Physics)

PST 31201 Solid State Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 31202 Atmospheric Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 31203 Quantum Mechanics 2 Compulsory
PST 31104 Material Physics 1 Compulsory
PST 31105 Special Relativity 1 Compulsory
PST 31206 Optical Fiber & Telecommunication 2 Optional    
PST 31107 Introduction to Nanotechnology 1 Compulsory
PST 31108 Physics Laboratory 3-I 1 Compulsory
PST 31209 Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems Development 2 Optional    
PST 31010 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication 0 Compulsory
PST 31211 Mathematical Programming 2 Optional    
PST 31112 Numerical Methods 1 Optional    
PST 31213 Economics 2 Optional    
PST 31014 Industrial Visit 0 Compulsory
  Total 19  

For B.Sc. General Degree in Physical Sciences (Majoring Chemical Technology)

PST 31215 Biochemistry II 2 Compulsory
PST 31216 Molecular Spectroscopy 2 Compulsory
PST 31217 Electroanalytical Techniques 2 Compulsory
PST 31218 Industrial Chemistry and Technology II (Inorganic) 2 Compulsory
PST 31219 Environmental Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 31120 Coordination Chemistry 1 Compulsory
PST 31121 Laboratory Quality Control and Assurance 1 Compulsory
PST 31122 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Compulsory
PST 31107 Introduction to Nanotechnology 1 Optional
PST 31010 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication 0  Compulsory
PST 31211 Mathematical Programming 2 Optional
PST 31112 Numerical Methods 1 Optional
PST 31213 Economics 2 Optional
PST 31014 Industrial Visit 0  Compulsory
  Total 19  

For B.Sc. General Degree in Physical Sciences (Majoring Computer Science and Technology)

PST 31223 Artificial Intelligence 2 Compulsory
PST 31209 Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems Development 2 Compulsory
PST 31224 Software Project Management 2 Compulsory
PST 31225 Software Quality Assurances 2 Compulsory
PST 31226 Management Information Systems 2 Compulsory
PST 31227 Object Oriented Analysis and Design 2 Compulsory
PST 31228 Social and Professional Issues 2 Optional    
PST 31229 Agile Software Development 2 Optional    
PST 31130 Computer Laboratory 3-I 2 Compulsory
PST 31206 Optical Fiber & Telecommunication 2 Optional    
PST 31010 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication 0 Compulsory
PST 31211 Mathematical Programming 2 Optional    
PST 31112 Numerical Methods 1 Optional    
PST 31213 Economics 2 Optional    
PST 31014 Industrial Visit 0  Compulsory
  Total 24  

 

Courses offered in the Semester II of the Third Year (A student must earn a minimum of 08 credits)
Course Code Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective
PST 32801 Project Work: B.Sc. Thesis in Physical Sciences 8 Compulsory
  Total 8  

 

SPECIAL DEGREE COURSE

B. Sc. (SPECIAL) DEGREE IN APPLIED PHYSICS/ CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY/

COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

 

Courses offered in the Semester I of the Third Year (A student must earn a minimum of sixteen (16) credits including the number of credits specified under each special degree program)
Course Code Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective

APPLIED PHYSICS    

PST 31201 Solid State Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 31202 Atmospheric Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 31203 Quantum Mechanics 2 Compulsory
PST 31104 Material Physics 1 Compulsory
PST 31105 Special Relativity 1 Compulsory
PST 31206 Optical Fiber & Telecommunication 2 Optional    
PST 31107 Introduction to Nanotechnology 1 Compulsory
PST 31108 Physics Laboratory 3-I 1 Compulsory
PST 31209 Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems Development 2 Optional    
PST 31211 Mathematical Programming 2 Optional    
PST 31112 Numerical Methods 1 Optional    
PST 31213 Economics 2 Optional    
PST 31014 Industrial Visit 0 Compulsory
  Total 19  

CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

PST 31215 Biochemistry II 2 Compulsory
PST 31216 Molecular Spectroscopy 2 Compulsory
PST 31217 Electroanalytical Techniques 2 Compulsory
PST 31218 Industrial Chemistry and Technology II (Inorganic) 2 Compulsory
PST 31219 Environmental Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 31120 Coordination Chemistry 1 Compulsory
PST 31121 Laboratory Quality Control and Assurance 1 Compulsory
PST 31122 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Compulsory
PST 31107 Introduction to Nanotechnology 1 Optional
PST 31211 Mathematical Programming 2 Optional
PST 31112 Numerical Methods 1 Optional
PST 31213 Economics 2 Optional
PST 31014 Industrial Visit 0 Compulsory
  Total 19  

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

PST 31223 Artificial Intelligence 2 Compulsory
PST 31209 Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems Development 2 Compulsory
PST 31224 Software Project Management 2 Compulsory
PST 31225 Software Quality Assurances 2 Compulsory
PST 31226 Management Information Systems 2 Compulsory
PST 31227 Object Oriented Analysis and Design 2 Compulsory
PST 31228 Social and Professional Issues 2 Optional    
PST 31229 Agile Software Development 2 Optional    
PST 31130 Computer Laboratory 3-I 1 Compulsory
PST 31206 Optical Fiber & Telecommunication 2  Compulsory   
PST 31211 Mathematical Programming 2 Compulsory 
PST 31112 Numerical Methods 1 Optional    
PST 31213 Economics 2 Optional    
PST 31014 Industrial Visit 0 Compulsory
  Total 24  

 

Courses offered in the Semester II of the Third Year (A student must earn a minimum of seventeen (17) credits including the number of credits specified under each special degree program)
Course Code Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective
APPLIED PHYSICS    
PST 32201 Statistical Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 32202 Interaction of Radiation with Matter 2 Compulsory
PST 32103 Nuclear Physics & Applications 1 Compulsory
PST 32204 Advanced Electronics 2 Compulsory
PST 32205 Solid State Devices 2 Compulsory
PST 32206 Astrophysics 2 Compulsory
PST 32207 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy 2 Optional    
PST 32108 Current Topics in Physics 1 Optional    
PST 32209 Human Resource Management 2 Optional    
PST 32210 Statistics in Quality Control 2 Optional    
PST 32111 Physics Laboratory 3-II 1 Compulsory
PST 32212 Graph Theory 2 Optional    
PST 32213 Cleaner Production & Green Productivity 2 Optional    
  Total 23  
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
PST 32214 Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug 2 Compulsory
PST 32215 Polymer Technology 2 Compulsory
PST 32216 Surface and Colloid Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 32117 Food Technology 1 Compulsory
PST 32118 Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 Compulsory
PST 32119 Current Topics in Chemistry 1 Optional
PST 32220 Structures and Properties of Solids 2 Compulsory
PST 32121 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory 1 Compulsory
PST 32209 Human Resource Management 2 Optional
PST 32210 Statistics in Quality Control 2 Optional
PST 32222 Organometallic Chemistry 2 Optional
PST 32213 Cleaner Production & Green Productivity 2 Optional
  Total 20  
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PST 32223 Artificial Neural Networks 2 Compulsory
PST 32224 Digital Image Processing 2 Compulsory
PST 32225 Data Mining and Practical Machine Learning 2 Compulsory
PST 32226 Human Computer Interactions     2 Optional
PST 32227 Data Communication and Computer Networks 2 Compulsory
PST 32228 Computer Graphics & Applications 2 Compulsory
PST 32229 Mobile Computing 2 Optional
PST 32230 Semantic Web 2 Optional
PST 32231 Bioinformatics 2 Optional
PST 32132 Current Topics in Computer Technology     1 Optional
PST 32133 Computer Laboratory 3-II 1 Compulsory
PST 32205 Solid State Devices 2 Optional
PST 32209 Human Resource Management 2 Optional
PST 32210 Statistics in Quality Control 2 Optional
PST 32212 Graph Theory 2 Optional
PST 32213 Cleaner Production & Green Productivity 2 Optional
  Total 30  

 

Courses offered in the Semester I of the Fourth Year (A student must earn a minimum of fifteen (15) credits including the number of credits specified under each special degree program)
Course Code Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective
APPLIED PHYSICS
PST 41001 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication 0 Compulsory
PST 41202 Computational Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 41203 Robotics 2 Optional    
PST 41204 Remote Sensing & GIS 2 Optional    
PST 41205 Geophysics 2 Compulsory
PST 41206 Medical and Bio Physics 2 Compulsory   
PST 41207 Advanced Nanotechnology 2 Optional    
PST 41208 Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Methods 2 Compulsory
PST 41209 Advanced Laser Physics 2 Optional  
PST 41210 Automation 2 Optional  
PST 41211 Advanced Astrophysics 2 Optional  
PST 41212 Electrochemical Power Conversion 2 Optional  
PST 41113 Literature Search Seminar in Applied Physics 1 Compulsory
PST 41214 Independent Research / Project in Applied Physics 2 Compulsory
PST 41215 Industrial Management 2 Optional  
PST 41116 Critical Thinking 1 Optional  
  Total 28  
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
PST 41001 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication 0 Compulsory
PST 41217 Natural Products Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 41218 Biotechnology 2 Compulsory
PST 41219 Advanced Solid State Chemistry 2 Compulsory
PST 41120 Bioinorganic Chemistry 1 Compulsory
PST 41221 Instrumental Analysis 2 Compulsory
PST 41222 Applied Molecular Modeling 2 Optional
PST 41223 State of Matter 2 Optional
PST 41124 Literature Search Seminar in Chemical Technology 1 Compulsory
PST 41225 Independent Research / Project in Chemical Technology 2 Compulsory
PST 41226 Computer Applications in Instrumentation 2 Optional
PST 41207 Advanced Nanotechnology 2 Optional
PST 41212 Electrochemical power conversion 2 Optional
PST 41215 Industrial Management 2 Optional
PST 41116 Critical Thinking 1 Optional
  Total 25  
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PST 41201 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication 0  Compulsory
PST 41227 High Performance Computing 2 Compulsory
PST 41228 Computer System Security 2 Compulsory
PST 41229 Advanced Computer Networks 2 Compulsory
PST 41230 Distributed Systems 2 Optional
PST 41231 Computer Vision 2 Compulsory
PST 41232 Embedded Systems 2 Optional
PST 41233 Business Process Management Systems 2 Optional
PST 41234 Fuzzy Logic 2 Optional
PST 41135 Literature Search Seminar in Computer Science and Technology 1 Compulsory
PST 41236 Independent Research / Project in Computer  Science and Technology    2 Compulsory
PST 41203 Robotics 2 Optional
PST 41208 Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Methods 2 Optional
PST 41210 Automation 2 Optional
PST 41215 Industrial Management 2 Optional
PST 41116 Critical Thinking 1 Optional
  Total 28 Optional

 

Courses offered in the Semester II of the Fourth Year (A student must earn a minimum of 08 credits)
Course Code Course Title No of Credits Compulsory or Elective    
APPLIED PHYSICS
PST 42801 Project Work (Industrial Exposure): B.Sc. Thesis in Applied Physics 8 Compulsory
  Total     8  
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
PST 42802 Project Work (Industrial Exposure): B.Sc. Thesis in Chemical Technology  8 Compulsory
  Total      
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PST 42803 Project Work (Industrial Exposure): B.Sc. Thesis in Computer Science and Technology  8 Compulsory
  Total      

The minimum numbers of credits required for a B.Sc. (General) degree in Physical Sciences in each year.

  Semester I Semester II Total
Year 1 17 17 34
Year II 17 18 35
Year III 18 08 26
Total 95

The minimum number of credits required for a B.Sc. (Special) degree (Applied Sciences) in Physical Sciences in each year.

  Semester I Semester II Total
Year 1 17 17 34
Year II 17 18 35
Year III 16 17 33
Year IV 15 08 23
Total 125

 

Facilities of the department

The Department has its own facilities and resources to offer complete academic and research programmes. Lecture theatres with multimedia, internet, and audio facilities and also well-equipped laboratories for undergraduate teaching and research work in the areas of Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science are available at the department. The facilities of research laboratories are utilized for both undergraduate teaching and research work. The Department has a range of equipment.

  1. Chemistry Research Laboratory  
  2. Physics laboratory
  3. Computer Laboratory                                      


Research and knowledge

Research Grants

Prof. C.P. Udawatte

Grant No/PI/Co-PI Duration of the Grant Title of the Project Source of support Total Allocation
(SLR)
Status Postgraduate degrees/No. of publications/ No. of communications
SUSL/RG/2014/01 2014-2015  Effective use of Eppawela phosphate with rich-cultures of natural soil microbes Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka Granted: 200,000 
Spent: 166,612.28 
Completed Abstract-01
Publication-01 under review
SUSL/RG/2016/05 2017 Feb-2020 Feb Hydrothermal extraction of metal oxide from Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 3.5 million Ongoing N/A

 

Dr. MN Wikramarathne

Grant No/PI/Co-PI Duration of the Grant Title of the Project Source of support Total Allocation
(SLR)
Status Postgraduate degrees/No. of publications/ No. of communications
IRQUE /APPSC-2004
Principal Investigator    
1 Denaturation of Hemoglobin upon drug action - IRQUE Project Faculty of Applied Sciences IRQUE project Applied Sciences 100,000.00 Completed

1 publication 

1 abstract publication
 

NRC 09/13Principal Investigator 3 Genetic Analysis of β Thalassemia in Sri Lanka National Research Council Sri Lanka 1,195,000.00 Completed  

1    PhD degree

1 publication

4 communications

SUSL/RG/2016/20

Principal Investigator    

3

Impact of energy balance and physical activity changes on body composition and physical fitness during the university years of Sports Sciences undergraduates in Sri Lanka

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 3,623,030.00 Ongoing
 

1 MPhill

(ongoing)

 

Dr. EMUWJB Ekanayake

Grant No/PI/Co-PI Duration of the Grant Title of the Project Source of support Total Allocation
(SLR)
Status Postgraduate degrees/No. of publications/ No. of communications
SUSL/RG/2016/18 November 01, 2018  An Online Platform for Predicting Crops Based on Environmental Variables Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 1.6 Million Ongoing N/A

 

Dr. S Malavipathirana

Grant No/PI/Co-PI Duration of the Grant Title of the Project Source of support Total Allocation
(SLR)
Status Postgraduate degrees/No. of publications/ No. of communications
As Co-PI 2 years Impact of Tsunami on water quality in selected areas and potential water supplies for the proposed relocation sites NSF 11 Mn Completed 2 publications and final report
RG/2011/BS/05
As Researcher
3 years Assessment of Occurrence of Potentially Toxic Elements(PTEs) in Selected Aquaculture Systems in Sri Lanka and Prospective Management of Some PTEs via Value Addition to Wastes- A Multidirectional Approach NSF 2.8 Mn Completed 1 - postgraduate degree 
2 -  publications,
5 - Communications and final report
TG/16/113As PI 3 years Degradation kinetics of Glyphosate residues, metabolites and additives in conventional fields of application and simulated environments ITI 2.48 Mn     Ongoing 1 – postgraduate
2- communications
As PI 3 years race elements (toxic and essential) content in selected rice varieties available in the Sri Lankan market and study on the effect of essential trace elements on uptake of toxic elements by rice in simulated environment ITI 2.78 Mn Accepted     1 - postgraduate
AS External collaborator  1 year stablishment of analytical protocol(s) for testing biodegradability of alternative polythene and related products coming into the market ITI 1.5 Mn Accepted     N/A

 

Dr. R.M.K.T. Rathnayake

Grant No/PI/Co-PI Duration of the Grant Title of the Project Source of support Total Allocation
(SLR)
Status Postgraduate degrees/No. of publications/ No. of communications
SUSL/RG/ 2017/ 04 2017-2019 New Hybrid statistical approach for time series forecasting  Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 670,000.00  Ongoing 02

 

Academic Staff

 

Achievements

Awards

Prof. GMLP Aponsu
  • Presidential Award for Scientific Publication in 2008- January 2014
  • NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication in 2013 - November 2015

 

Dr. RMKT Rathnayaka
  • The Scientific Achievements Award for the Publications, Wuhan University of Technology, 2015/2016.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the year  (Doctoral Degree), Wuhan University of Technology, 2015/2016.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the year  (Master Degree), Wuhan University of Technology, 2011-2013.
  • Chinese Scholarship Award for Outstanding Student of the year, Wuhan University of Technology, 2013/2014.
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Contributions, Wuhan University of Technology, 2014/2015.
  • Full scholarship awarded for Master of Science Degree in Statistics, China Scholarship Council  & Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, 2011-2013.
  • Full scholarship awarded for Doctoral Degree, China Scholarship Council  & Wuhan University of Technology, 2013-2016.

 

Dr. NP Liyanawaduge
  • Presidential Awards for Research Publication in the year 2014.
  • SLASS General Research Committee Postgraduate Research Merit Award-2016
  • Achievement Award at the ITI Biennial Research symposium in 2015.
  • Appreciation Award at the ITI Biennial Research symposium in 2015.
  • NSF-SUSRED Award - Ph.D. Thesis-2015

 

Dr. HSM Soysa
  • OROG Scholarship, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst e.V. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD scholarship), Germany
  • Travel award at the 5th International Symposium for the Protein Society of Thailand, Bangsaen, Thailand

Welcome to the industrial training unit

The industrial Training Unit, Department of Physical Sciences and Technology is an independent unit which is making arrangements to offer industrial training placements for all the undergraduates under the three Degree disciplines, namely; Computer Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry.

It is compulsory for all undergraduates after the completion of their Year III, Semester II examinations, to undergo 24 weeks of industrial Training (PST42801/ PST42802/ PST42803) and obtain a minimum of 8 GPA credits.  During this period, the undergraduates are supposed to learn how the theoretical principles learnt in the classroom could be applied practically and demonstrate the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for an effective start of their working profession.

 

Coordinator:

Dr. R. K. Kapila Tharanga Rathnayaka
Senior Lecturer,
Department of Physical Sciences & Technology
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Tel: 071-6324516 / 045 3454527
 

Career prospects

Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemical Technology

The core coursework introduces the disciplines of organic, inorganic, analytical, biological and physical chemistry, supported by a variety of practical, experimental and theoretical experiences in the laboratory as well as in the field.

Job Fields available in the field of Chemical Technology

General:

  1. Entrepreneurs
  2. University lecturers
  3. Chemists
  4. Research Scientists
  5. Technologists
  6. Teachers
  7. Consultants

Specific:

  1. Analytical Chemists
  2. Forensic Chemists
  3. Polymer Chemists
  4. Agro Chemists
  5. Pharmaceutical Chemists
  6. Laboratory Managers
  7. Quality Managers
  8. Nano-Scientists
  9. Water Scientists
  10. Environmentalists
  11. Toxicologists
  12. Environmental Officers
Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science and Technology

The core coursework introduces major disciplines in the field of computer science and technology, such as core concepts of Software development and Programming, Computer Systems Architecture, Networking and Hardware Systems, Database Administration, System Administration and etc. It also facilitates undergraduates with industrial and professional training in the particular fields.

Job fields available in the field of Computer Science and Technology

  1. Software Architect/Applications Developers
  2. System Administrators
  3. Network Administrators
  4. Computer Systems Administrators
  5. Database Administrators
  6. Web Developers
  7. Business Intelligence Analysts
  8. Data Analysts
  9. System Analysts
  10. IT Consultants
  11. Multimedia Programmers
  12. Graphic Designers
  13. IT Sales Engineers
  14. Game Developers
  15. Quality Assurance Engineer
  16. Entrepreneur
Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Physics

Course provides undergraduates the chance to perform their higher education in the fields of Physics such as Material Physics, Radiation and nuclear physics, Fiber optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Radiation and nuclear physics , Nanotechnology, Electronics and Circuit Architecture and etc. facilitating them to carry out their academic and professional studies.

Job fields available in the field of Physical Sciences/Applied Physics

  1. Higher Education Lecturers
  2. Material Physicists
  3. Technologists
  4. Laboratory Coordinators
  5. Laser Engineers
  6. Design Engineers
  7. Research Analyst/Engineers
  8. Test Engineers
  9. Technical Specialists
  10. Optical Engineers

Alumni Details

Dr. K.M. Surangani Bandara - 2003 / 2004 Batch
Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

When I was in the Department of Physical science and Technology at SUSL, I experienced a new world opened to me. I was excited and excelled academically by the encouraging environment. I really appreciate every single instant I spent at SUSL. Things I learnt during my time at SUSL was very much applicable to Geotechnical Engineering. I am confident that this degree is a great help to me in my profession and my postgraduate studies. It is a major milestone in my life. I feel proud to be a member of the Alumni and will always be part of SUSL.

Mr. W. D.M Sampath - 2004 / 2005 Batch
Research Officer - Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka

Innovation is essential for the sustainable development of the country. Hence university education is a ladder for that. I think that the Department of Physical Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Applied sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka is an education partner of my life and it is a primary key of my life in rubber technology.

 

Mr. K.M. Nilantha Bandara - 2010/2011 Batch
Software Engineer - Software Division of Dialog Axiata

As a fresh special degree holder in Computer Science and Technology in early 2016, I was delighted to choose my career in Software Engineering field. The updated and well-designed syllabus, qualified lecturers and other facilities were the foundation of my success in career. The exposure that I have earned from my university life was helpful for me to enhance soft skills in leadership, teamwork, time management and communication. Extracurricular programmed for students in the university, including career guidance, workshops, entertaining activities are beneficial for us to develop important transferable skills which helped me to throughout my career.

Contact Details

Department of Physical Sciences & Technology 
Faculty of Applied Sciences 
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
P.O. Box 02, Belihuloya
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 45-3454527

Email: pst@appsc.sab.ac.lk