Department of Mechanical Engineering - Faculty of Engineering, KDU

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, KDU offers two bachelor’s degree programmes, namely, BScEngHons in Mechanical Engineering and BScEngHons in Mechatronic Engineering. These four-year undergraduate programmes aim to impart competencies in courses related to Design, Manufacturing, Control Systems, and Information Technology in order to produce graduates who are well equipped to become competent Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers.

The department is playing a dynamic role in the faculty. The presence of qualified panel of lecturers with a wide range of expertise, their academic background, teaching experiences, research capabilities, and industrial exposure make a significant contribution to the overall strength of the department. The department possesses well-equipped laboratories and implements its well-designed curricula in lectures and practical sessions. The department also organises industrial visits and guest lectures, providing further opportunities for the enhancement and consolidation of students’ knowledge. The student intake is expanded by admitting Officers of the Tri-Services and Day Scholars, both local and international. The department strives to maintain the highest standards of education for the Officers from the Tri-Services, Officer Cadets, and Day Scholars to be readily employable in the industry.

Why choose Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering?

Mechanical Engineers build the world around us. From the tiniest nanotechnology through cars and buildings to aeroplanes and space stations, mechanical engineers are responsible for the design and development of many things. Studying mechanical engineering is a combination of science, mathematics, and computing. The field of mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life, including the human body, a highly complex machine. A career in mechanical engineering allows you to build a better future for yourself and the world. Mechanical engineers design and build solutions to a range of problems, improving efficiency across a wide range of industries. By studying mechanical engineering, students can look forward to good job prospects, high salaries, and varied work. Mechanical engineers are always in demand for jobs such as Aerospace engineers, Automotive engineers, Control and Instrumentation engineers, Maintenance engineers, Nuclear engineers, etc.

Mechatronic is an emerging field that blends mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science to demonstrate the close integration of these disciplines in product design. The Mechatronic Engineering degree programme offers both theory and practical work in the areas of Automation, Control, Robotics, Engineering design, and applications. The knowledge and skills acquired will be useful to deal with the professional and career development goals of graduates in the future. The designed curriculum also offers a vast area of opportunities for future studies and research as a graduate and even beyond.



  1. Engineering Knowledge – Ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, Natural Science, Computing and Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering fundamentals, and Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering specialization to develop solutions to complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem Analysis – Ability to identify, formulate, research literature and analyse complex Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences with holistic considerations for sustainable development.
  3. Design/Development of Solutions – Ability to design creative solutions for complex Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes to meet identified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, whole-life cost, net zero carbon as well as resource, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Investigations – Ability to conduct investigations of complex Mechanical/ Mechatronic Engineering problems using research methods including research based knowledge, design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage – Ability to create, select apply, and recognize limitations of appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex Mechanical/ Mechatronic Engineering problems.
  6. The Engineer, Society and Sustainability – Ability to solve complex Mechanical/ Mechatronic Engineering problems, analyse and evaluate sustainable development impacts on society, the economy, sustainability, health and safety, legal frameworks, and the environment.
  7. Ethics – Ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and norms of engineering practice and adhere to relevant national and international laws and ability to demonstrate an understanding of the need for diversity and inclusion.
  8. Individual and Team Work – Ability to function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse and inclusive teams and in multi-disciplinary, face-to-face, remote and distributed settings.
  9.  Communication – Ability to communicate effectively and inclusively on complex Mechanical/ Mechatronic 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, taking into account cultural, language, and learning differences.
  10. Project Management and Communication – Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, and to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  11. Lifelong Learning – Ability to recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability for (i) independent and life-long learning (ii) adaptability to new and emerging technologies and (iii) critical thinking in the broadest context of technological change.


To be an indispensable organisation in Mechanical Engineering education with zeal to provide a value-driven platform for students to acquire knowledge and empower themselves to shoulder higher responsibilities in the development of the nation.


  • To promote Mechanical Engineering education and research by providing quality education in keeping with time and technology.
  • To produce graduates who are practitioners of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for engineering problems.

Programme Coordinators

Mechanical Engineering:

Eng. RMRC Udayanandana


Mechatronic Engineering:

Eng. IUE Naotunna

Program Educational Objectives

PEO1: Graduates are professional engineers who are capable of solving open-ended complex engineering problems with the technical expertise developed through engineering knowledge, analysis, and design.

PEO2: Graduates are committed to research with innovative thinking, and adaptability to future technologies in Engineering as well as involved in continuing professional development through lifelong learning.

PEO3: Graduates are effective leaders who contribute vitally to the success of their teams through their communication, management, teamwork, and leadership skills.

PEO4: Graduates are good decision-makers who consider the welfare, health, and safety of the general public by implementing sustainable practices in an ethically responsible manner in economic, environmental, and societal contexts.