Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

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Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

The Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Moratuwa is the only department in the country offering an undergraduate degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering. We also offer taught graduate degrees in Telecommunications and Electronics and Automation, and research degrees leading to the award of M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D.

The Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, with a unique history of nearly fifty years, moulds the brightest Sri Lankan minds to be innovators, and technology leaders, who contribute in broadening the knowledge paradigms throughout the globe. The creation of innovators and leaders happen through the way our department’s faculty intrigues the undergraduate and graduate students in electronic devices, circuits, signal processing, digital systems, VLSI, reconfigurable hardware, computer organization, computer architecture, electromagnetics, quantum electronics, microwave systems, photonic systems, communication theory, communication systems, wireless systems, MIMO, OFDM, pattern recognition, machine learning, vision, medical imaging, robotics, intelligent machines, biomedical engineering and many other related areas. We offer B.Sc. Eng. Hons., M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. programs. We focus our research through four groups on intelligent machines, reconfigurable hardware, and machine vision and communication systems. We share our findings with the society by maintaining a strong link with the industry through three industry-sponsored research labs on communication, electronic systems, and biomedical engineering, as well as providing consultancy for national important or technically challenging projects. Thus, excelling in teaching and research, our Department is on the mission of reshaping the technological landscape of Sri Lanka while contributing to the body of knowledge.


Department History

Established in 1969, the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering is unique in Sri Lanka, in offering a B.Sc. Engineering degree in this specialization.

In April 2003, the department moved to its new building from the earlier location in the Sumanadasa building. The majestic four storied building in the east-side of the University is affectionately known as the ‘tronic buildilng’ and is very much loved by the students due to the modern facilities. The new facility, costing 100 million Rupees, was funded by the Government of Sri Lanka. Laboratory facilities were simultaneously enhanced with a JICA grant worth of 509 million Yen. The enhancements paved way to increase the annual intake of undergraduates: immediately to 80; subsequently to 100. It also made feasible, the expansion of postgraduate courses and research programs in the areas of: Antennas and Propagation, Speech and Image Processing, Industrial and Medical Electronics, RF Communications, Intelligent Transport Systems, Semiconductor Materials and Optical Communications.