HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING
Colombo 15
Ministry of Higher Education

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering. It takes place on all levels. In the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies. Civil engineering is a wide ranging profession, including several separate specialized sub-disciplines. In general, civil engineering is concerned with the overall interface of human created fixed projects with the greater world. General civil engineers work closely with surveyors and specialized civil engineers to fit and serve fixed projects within their given site, community and terrain by designing grading, drainage, pavement, water supply, sewer service, electric and communications supply, and land divisions.

Civil engineering is a wide ranging profession, including several separate specialized sub-disciplines. In general, civil engineering is concerned with the overall interface of human created fixed projects with the greater world. General civil engineers work closely with surveyors and specialized civil engineers to fit and serve fixed projects within their given site, community and terrain by designing grading, drainage, pavement, water supply, sewer service, electric and communications supply, and land divisions.

Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering provides Civil engineers for the local and international industry. HND in Civil engineering is a 3 ½ years full time course including industrial visits and surveying camps. Students have the chance to gain experience from a 6 months industrial training after 2 years (4 semesters) academic period. The Civil engineering students are given the opportunity to specialize in their chosen option at the last semester. Civil engineering is divided into three sub options in HNDE program.

Highway & Railway Engineering

Highway & Railway engineering is concerned with moving people and goods efficiently, safely, and in a manner conductive to a vibrant community. This involves specifying, designing, constructing, and maintaining transportation infrastructure which includes streets, canals, highways and rail systems.

Building & Structural Engineering

This is concerned with the structural design and structural analysis of buildings, bridges, towers, flyovers, tunnels. This involves identifying the loads which act upon a structure and the forces and stresses which arise within that structure due to those loads, and then designing the structure to successfully support and resist those loads.

Water & Environment Engineering

Water & Environmental Engineering is concerned with the collection and management of water waste and the management of environmental remediation work. As a discipline, it combines hydrology, environmental science, meteorology, geology, conservation and resource management.