The Institute of Technology was established on 10th March 2000 by the Honourable Minister of Education and Higher Education primarily to conduct NDT and other similar level courses at the University of Moratuwa.


To be a centre of excellence in Technological Education.


To be a dynamic technological institute in the region and actively contribute to the educational, economic and social advancement of Sri Lankan community by:

  • Providing accessible, flexible and efficient technological education and skills training to meet the needs of society and the industry.
  • Providing an environment for innovation and creativity.
  • Formulating an active collaboration with the industry, business and the community for career opportunities.
  • Enhancing social and economic pathways and opportunities for young people.

The primary aim of the course is to produce middle- level technical personnel required by the industry of our country in various disciplines. We conduct the NDT programme in nine disciplines with a total intake of 350.The breakdown is as follows:
  • Chemical Engineering Technology 25
  • Civil Engineering Technology 80
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 40
  • Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering Technology 40
  • Marine Engineering Technology 15
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology 60
  • Nautical Studies  15
  • Polymer Technology 25
  • Textile and Clothing Technology 50
  • for Armed Forces & University non academic staff 5

A fully fledged diplomate is initially expected to function as the link between the professional Engineer or Manager and the workforce at the field/shop level. This role requires a diplomate to develop professionally and improve his communication and managerial skills. He/She needs to educate himself/herself in the chosen study field of study so that he/she would be able to appreciate the innovations/designs by the professional engineer and would be able to communicate with the subordinates and make an innovation/design a reality.

Thus the course consists of a two- year academic study period and one year industrial training. The first year subjects are designed mainly to equalize, consolidate and improve the students knowledge in basic sciences and to introduce the specialized discipline of study to which he/she has been selected. It will also give exposure to some basic skills required in engineering practice (e.g. work shop Technology Engineering Drawing). Each discipline offers one or more field subject/s of the students chosen field of study. (e.g.) Civil Engineering Department offers Building Construction for the Civil Engineering stream)

English Language is a compulsory subject in the first year due to the following reasons:

  1. Communication plays an important role in a diplomates career. Therefore students are required to develop their skills in comprehension, speech and report- writing
  2. The NDT course is conducted entirely in the English medium. Since most of the students have done their studies in Sinhala or Tamil medium up to the GCE (A/L), their levels of proficiency in the English language vary widely and there is always room for improvement

The second year subjects mainly include the application of various engineering phenomena in the selected field of study.

The third year has been allocated for obtaining the required hands-on experience in the industry. Training at the accepted industrial establishments is organized and monitored by the National Apprenticeship and Industrial training Authority (NAITA) and the Lecturer in charge of Industrial Training at the ITUM.
At the end of the three years of education and training, the successful students are awarded the National Diploma in Technology with an Ordinary, Credit or Distinction pass, as per the performance criteria approved by the University.
The new academic curriculum now in operation at the ITUM was introduced in the year 2005 for the first year students and in 2006 for the second year students. The purpose was to broaden the knowledge of students in their selected fields of study, while keeping abreast of current technological advances in the industrial world.

Prof. A. K. W. Jayawardane

Prof. A. K. W. Jayawardane

Vice Chancellor

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa (ITUM).
Higher Education Institutes are institutions dedicated to the creative, responsible and effective application of knowledge, the testing of received knowledge and the discovery of new knowledge. The ITUM is proud of its reputation in all three of these areas through which it endeavours to assist stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of goals to realise their hopes for the future. Therefore, we at the University of Moratuwa feel that it is our responsibility to equip properly for a life which is rewarding in all senses of those who have chosen ITUM for their higher education.
I wish you all success.

Mrs. M. M. P. D. Samarasekera

Mrs. M. M. P. D. Samarasekera


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa (ITUM).
Established in the year 2000,the Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa primarily conducts the National Diploma in Technology (NDT) courses at present. The diplomates holding the NDT possess both theoretical knowledge of the subject matter sufficient to interpret and appreciate designs and skills needed in the relevant job to produce a quality assured final product. The NDT diplomates passing out of the ITUM are usually assured of employment in the category sometimes referred to as “Middle Level Technologist” at the beginning of their career, both in the public and private sector in the traditional engineering fields of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication, Chemical and specialized fields of Polymer, Textile & Clothing, Marine and Nautical studies. With the gradual acquisition of work experience and/or additional academic achievements, the diplomates are destined to be Incorporated Engineers or at times as Chartered Engineers in their advance careers. Curriculum of the Diploma programme is also designed in a way that it is sound enough to provide a good foundation to pursue higher studies to acquire qualifications up to the engineering degree level and beyond.
I wish you all success.