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BScEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering

At present almost any device or issue we can imagine involves computer hardware and software.  Computers play an increasingly active role in our lives.  They are the “brains” inside of telephone and communications systems, process control and manufacturing automation systems, information management systems, household appliances, automobiles, transportation systems, and medical instrumentation, and many more.

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering offers Bachelor of the Science of Engineering Honours degree in Computer Engineering from the year 2020.  The total intake to the degree program is 200. That is about 40% of the total intake of 520 to the faculty of Engineering. Unlike pure computing degrees which often concentrate on the software, scientific and mathematical aspects of computing, this course will provide you with a wider range of engineering skills, including in hardware and applications of computing to electronic systems.

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Ruhuna has more than 20 years experience of in delivering the highest standard engineering degrees. The department has a strong background in electronic engineering, power system engineering, telecommunication engineering, and software engineering. It has highly qualified dedicated staff.

Ruhuna computer engineers graduate with a solid background in computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics. This foundation helps our engineers advance the world in digital technology and computer systems. Upon graduation, you will be able to perform as a Software Engineer, Data Science Engineer, Embedded Engineer, Network Security Engineer, and Systems Engineer.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Graduates of the BScEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering will be able to do the following within the first few years after graduation:

PEO 1: Practice Computer engineering in a broad range of industries and pursue a diverse range of careers as engineers, consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs.

PEO 2: Participate as leaders in their fields of expertise and in activities that support service and economic development nationally and throughout the world.

PEO 3: Practice and inspire high ethical and technical standards and communicate to colleagues and the public at large their work and accomplishments.

PEO 4: Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning, professional development to meet rapidly evolving challenges of the 21st century.

Program Outcomes (POs):

Program Outcomes are the skills, knowledge, and attitude/behaviour that student expected to acquire through the program, at graduation. This is also called the graduate profile. There are 12 Program Outcomes for the graduates of BScEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering.

PO1:           Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2:           Problem Analysis: Identity, formulate, research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PO3:           Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4:           Investigations: Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5:           Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6:           The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.

PO7:           Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PO8:           Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PO9:           Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10:         Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11:         Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12:         Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

BScEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering degree curriculum consists of 8 academic semesters, one non-GPA term and 30 weeks industrial training.

Semester 01 (18 Credits)

  • CE1101  Basic Concepts in Environmental Engineering (Core)
  • CE1202 Introduction to Infrastructure Planning (Core)
  • EE1101  Computer Programming I (Core)
  • EE1302 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (Core)
  • ME1201 Engineering Drawing (Core)
  • ME1202 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (Core)
  • IS1301 Communication for Engineers (Core)
  • IS1402   Mathematical Fundamentals for Engineers (Core)

Semester 02 (18 Credits)

  • CE2201  Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (Core)
  • CE2302  Mechanics of Materials (Core)
  • EE2201  Computer Programming II (Core)
  • EE2202  Introduction to Electronic Engineering (Core)
  • ME2201  Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics (Core)
  • ME2302  Introduction to Material Science and Manufacturing Engineering (Core)
  • IS2401    Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (Core)

Non-GPA Semester (14 Credits)

  • IST350   Society and the Engineer (General Elective)
  • IST351   Basic Economics (General Elective)
  • IST352   Financial Management (General Elective)
  • IST353   Management and Organizational Behaviour (General Elective)
  • IST354   Appreciation of Music (General Elective)
  • IST355   Oriental Ballet and Creative Dance (General Elective)
  • IST356   Graphics Design (General Elective)
  • EET150  Programming Labs (General Elective)

Semester 03 (17 Credits)

  • EE3301  Analog Electronics (Core)
  • EE3302 Data Structures and Algorithms (Core)
  • EE3203  Electrical and Electronic Measurements (Core)
  • EE3305  Signals and Systems (Core)
  • EE3206  GUI Programming (Core)
  • IS3302   Complex Analysis and Mathematical Transforms (Core)
  • EE3152  Programming Project (Core)

Semester 04 (17 Credits)

  • EE4202 Database Systems (Core)
  • EE4105  Electronic Project (Core)
  • EE4251  Software Engineering (Core)
  • EE4252  Computer Architecture and Organization (Core)
  • EE4353  Digital Logic Design (Core)
  • EE4254  Introduction to Automation and Robotics (Core)
  • EE4255  Web Application Development (Core)
  • IS4305   Probability and Statistics (Core)

Semester 05 (14 Credits)

  • EE5302  Computer Networks (Core)
  • EE5205  Sensors and Transducers (Core)
  • EE5450  Startup Project (Core)
  • EE5351  Operating System (Core)
  • EE5252  Embedded Systems Design (Core)
  • EE5253  Individual Software Project (Core)
  • EE5254  Computer Vision and Image Processing (Core)

Semester 06 (17 Credits)

  • EE5450  Startup Project (Core) (Continued)
  • EE6150  Engineering Ethics (Core)
  • EE6251  Automation and Robotics Project (Core)
  • EE6252  Software Group Project (Core)
  • EE6253  Control Systems (Core)
  • EE6254  Object-Oriented Design Patterns and Principles (Core)
  • EE6255  Machine Learning (Core)
  • EE6256  High-Performance Computing (Core)
  • EE6157  Professional Practice (Core)
  • IS5304   Numerical Methods (Core)

Semester 07 (14 Credits)

  • EE5450  Startup Project (Core) (Continued)
  • EE7801  Undergraduate Project (Core)
  • EE7251  Software Project Management (Core)
  • EE7109  Machine Learning Project (Core)
  • EE7210  Computer Graphics (Core)
  • EE7253  Functional Programming (Technical Elective)
  • EE7254  Internet of Things (Technical Elective)
  • EE7205  Digital Signal Processing (Technical Elective)
  • EE7218  Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Technical Elective)

Semester 08 (15 Credits)

  • EE5450  Startup Project (Core) (Continued)
  • EE7801  Undergraduate Project (Core) (Continued)
  • EE8250  Software Architecture (Core)
  • EE8209  Information Security (Core)
  • EE8212  Optimization Techniques for Engineers (Technical Elective)
  • EE8214  Big Data Analytics (Technical Elective)
  • EE8210  Hardware Description Language (Technical Elective)
  • EE8203  Design and Management of Data Networks (Technical Elective)
  • EE8213  Photonic Devices (Technical Elective)

Students who follow the Computer Engineering field of specialization will have the opportunity to succeed with their career goals and become one of the engineering professionals as listed in the table below.

Computer Engineering

·        Data Science Engineer

·        Embedded Engineer

·        Network Security Engineer

·        Software Engineer

·        Systems Engineer

The student will have a maximum of 34 weeks of industrial placement after the Semester 6.

The student will be able to earn industrial internships in the software and electronic industry.