Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), a pioneering non-state higher education institute in Sri Lanka, has expanded its long-standing partnership with Curtin University, Australia to offer Curtin University full degree programmes in Computing and Engineering at the SLIIT INTERNATIONAL Campus in Colombo. Sri Lankan students can now complete a full Australian university degree in Sri Lanka.

This is a blessing for Sri Lankan students when overseas travel for higher education is not an option due to health and security concerns. However, students enrolling in Curtin University degree programmes at SLIIT INTERNATIONAL will have the opportunity to transfer to Curtin Campuses in Australia, if they wish, when international travel becomes feasible.

Curtin is a world-renowned university ranked in the top 1% of universities globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU – 2021). This makes Curtin University the highest ranked university to offer Computing and Engineering degrees for completion in Sri Lanka.

The Engineering degree programmes offered at SLIIT INTERNATIONAL comprise Mechatronic Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Students pursuing the Curtin University Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering at SLIIT INTERNATIONAL will gain comprehensive theoretical knowledge in the key disciplines of mechanics, electronics, and computer systems. The students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop practical skills through a series of projects in areas such as robotics, automation, industrial automation, and machine control.

Further, the students will receive industrial training facilitated by SLIIT.

Mechatronics plays a key role in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), an area which is gaining new ground worldwide.

Rapid advances in automation applications such as self-driving cars are propelling the demand for mechatronic engineers for their expertise in mechanical, electronics and computer systems engineering; accordingly, graduates of mechatronics engineering will have employment opportunities in a wide range of industries.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil and Construction Engineering opens up a wide range of career options allowing graduates to solve fundamental global challenges as an engineer; the graduates may work in projects related to railways, water supply, wastewater treatment, tunnels and underground construction, power, offshore structures, commercial and industrial buildings, etc.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering is gaining special significance as the role of electronic communication and embedded systems (Internet of Things or IoT) become crucial in the rapidly progressing information society.

The triple challenge of climate change, security of energy supplies, and affordability further increases the demand for electrical and electronic engineers.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering is designed to meet the global demand for Mechanical Engineers who assist the society to harness the energy and forces that exist in nature.

The graduates of the programme, possessing the knowledge, skills, and adaptability to be successful in the workplace, will be sought after locally and internationally across a range of engineering enterprises.

The next intake for Curtin Engineering degrees is scheduled for commencement in February 2022 at the SLIIT INTERNATIONAL Campus in the heart of Colombo.

Starting in November, students will be provided with a comprehensive training to develop skills necessary to complete the degree programmes successfully. Registrations are now open; for more information, students may contact SLIIT INTERNATIONAL’s student recruitment team through or by phone 076 555 8989.

Please refer the link to view the article: Sunday Education Times 17th October 2021