B.Sc in Marine Engineering [Fully Funded] Degree Program in Sri Lanka

About this course

Marine engineering applies basic engineering principles to systems design, construction, and operation in predominately Maritime environments. This includes a wide variety of seafaring vessels, docks, harbors, freight-handling facilities, oil platforms, and ocean renewable Energies, shipbuilding facilities, but also marine engines, motors, and Maritime Law, etc.

Marine Engineering degree course at the department of Marine Engineering was designed to produce graduates with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical competencies to work in the industry.

Study areas in this course

Naval Architecture, Ship Construction, Ship Stability, Ship Resistance, Fluid Mechanics, Machine Designing, Mechanics of Materials, Ship Resistance, Engineering Knowledge (Motor), Engineering Knowledge (General), Shipboard Electricals, etc.

You will have the opportunity to engaged the core parts of this program

  • Engineering Designs & Analysis
  • Data management and programming skills
  • Practical experience in Engineering works
  • Scientific research skills
  • Computer Aided Designing/Manufacturing & Engineering

After Developing a range of key skills in this program, you will be

  • Provided with professional-level skills that are ideal for a career in the expanding marine engineering sector
  • Able to progress with higher education in specialized postgraduate study
  • Prepared for a career in industries like, ship building, ship repairing, design engineering, ref & aircon, maintenance engineering fields etc..

Entry Requirments


Applicants must have passed the G.C.E. advanced level examination with a minimum of 2Cs and 1S passes in one sitting within a single attempt in the mathematical stream (as per UGC norms compatible with IESL requirements).

Applicants who sat for G.C.E. advanced level within three attempts at the immediately previous year are eligible to apply

Applications are called from the prospective candidates through the Ocean University website in the relevant year.  Students will be selected based on the highest z-scores and You will be required to attend an interview.

Course structure

In the first year, you’ll develop your foundation knowledge in basic engineering science and introductory level modules on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, workshop technology, programming, engineering mathematics, and computer-aided modeling. You’ll gain the field and laboratory skills and semester-end field visits.

In your second year, you’ll focus on deep learning modules such as manufacturing engineering, mechanics of machines, Naval Architecture, Control Engineering, Applied thermodynamics, Electricals Machines, Mechanics of Materials, Design of Machine Elements, Probability & Statistics, Welding & Fabrication, and Hydraulics and Fluid Machinery.

In your third year, you’ll study advanced topics such as Ship Construction, Engineering Knowledge(Motor), Engineering Knowledge(General), Ship Stability, and Machine designing projects where you will have more exposure to working with Industry related applications of engineering. At the end of the year, you will be assigned for an internship in the reputed organizations to develop your skills in industry-based job training and required to produce a report.

In the final year, You will have more applied engineering knowledge on Machine designing, Naval Architecture, Ship Resistance, Shipboard Electricals & High Voltage with a Research and Dissertation component. The degree program will be completed by submitting a research dissertation.

Course Out Comes


  • Have the necessary competences required by the STCW and serve as officers in charge of Marine Engineering watch after attaining their CDC engineering watch licenses.
  • Engage and show knowledge of general job related competences by developing ability to work towards solving problems
  • Engage and show knowledge of discipline-specific scientific competences by acquiring and understanding of basic scientific knowledge
  • Engage and develop the sense of analytical and critical thinking and knowledge of research methods and techniques (Quantitative and qualitative) and ability to apply them.
  • Develop the sense of problem-driven thinking and problem-solving action.
  • Engage and develop social responsibility in the professional context
  • Graduates can develop skills on analyses use and refer to relevant information, scientific and professional literature, present and discuss this in order to illustrate and explain a problems.


  • Knowledge on Marine Engineering including, mechanical, electrical, electronic and control engineering, maintenance and repair and controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level
  • Knowledge on refrigeration technology, shipboard administration and cultural awareness and safety management and organizational theory
  • Knowledge on national and international rules and regulations concerning Marine Engineering and the technical operation of ships
  • Applied knowledge on Mathematics, Natural Science, Maritime English, Economics and Management related to the technical operation of ships
  • Knowledge on research method and academic writing and familiar with ongoing research within maritime technical science.


  • Appreciate the need to commit to a professional standard of behaviour based on professional ethics & conduct.
  • Assume responsibility for taking a lead role in collaborative processes.
  • Appreciate the technical and operational issues associated with the development of Marine Engineering
  • Appreciate the importance of Marine Engineering practices in the country.
  • Appreciate the need for ongoing professional development and education

Mind Set

After completion of the degree, students will develop to set their mind to work in any profession or environment related to mechanical, marine engineering, and management in world-class industries.


Semester 01

  • MaE 1013 – Mathematical Fundamentals for Engineers
  • MaE 1022 – Engineering Drawing
  • MaE 1034 – Workshop Technology and Practice
  • MaE 1042 – Programming Fundamentals
  • MaE 1052 – Introduction to Oceanography
  • MaE 1063 – Thermodynamics
  • MaE 1072 – Engineering Physics
  • MaE 1082 – Engineering Chemistry
  • MaE 1092 – Maritime English I
  • MaE 1101 – Life Skills

Semester 02

  • MaE 2013 – Advanced Mathematics for Engineers
  • MaE 2023 – Engineering Drawing II
  • MaE 2033 – Electrotechnology
  • MaE 2043 – Engineering Mechanics
  • MaE 2053 – Fluid Mechanics
  • MaE 2062 – Programming II
  • MaE 2072 – Computer Aided Modelling
  • MaE 2082 – Maritime English II
  • MaE 2092 – Meditation

Semester 03

  • MaE 3013 – Fundamentals of Electronics
  • MaE 3023 – Mechanics of Machines
  • MaE 3023 – Mechanics of Machines
  • MaE 3042 – Manufacturing Technology
  • MaE 3052 – Principles of Naval Architecture
  • MaE 3063 – Mechanics of Materials I
  • MaE 3073 – Control Systems
  • MaE 3081 – Professional Ethics

Semester 04

  • MaE 4013 – Applied Thermodynamics
  • MaE 4023 – Probability & Statistics
  • MaE 4033 – Ship Machinery Automation Systems
  • MaE 4043 – Design of Machine Elements
  • MaE 4052 – Mechanics of Materials II
  • MaE 4062 – Electrical Machines I
  • MaE 4073 – Engineering Knowledge (Motor) I
  • MaE 4083 – Welding & Fabrication Technology
  • MaE 4091 – Dancing

Semester 05

  • MaE 5013 – Industrial Economics
  • MaE 5023 – Ship Construction
  • MaE 5032 – Machine Design and Projects
  • MaE 5043 – Electrical Machines II
  • MaE 5053 – Numerical Methods in Mathematics
  • MaE 5063 – Ship Stability
  • MaE 5073 – Engineering Knowledge (General) I
  • MaE 5083 – Engineering Knowledge (Motor) II
  • MaE 5093 – Music

Semester 06

  • MaE 6016 – Industrial Training

Semester 07

  • MaE 7013 – Mathematical Modelling
  • MaE 7022 – Industrial Management
  • MaE 7033 – Shipboard Operations
  • MaE 7043 – Ship Resistance and Propellers
  • MaE 7052 – Shipboard Electricals and High Voltage
  • MaE 7063 – Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • MaE 7073 – Design of Marine Vessels
  • MaE 7083 – Power Electronics

Semester 08

  • ME 8013 – Financial Management
  • ME 8026 – Project & Dissertation
  • ME 8032 – Marine Control Systems & Instrumentations
  • ME 8042 – Maritime Safety and Maritime Law
  • ME 8053 – Engineering Knowledge (General) II
  • ME 8063 – Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • ME 8071 – Health and Safety

Learning and Assessments

The B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Marine Engineering students will take a minimum of 150 credits to complete the degree program. Usually, One Credit is equivalent to 15 hours of lectures or 30 hours of tutorials, laboratory works, and field visits, etc.

Learning activities

  • Class room lectures
  • Practical (field and laboratory)


  • Quizzes, Assignments, Oral presentations
  • Written, Oral and Practical exams


Marine Engineering graduates (shore base and seafarers) of our University are well sorted after by both public and private sector enterprises in the field of marine engineering and associated services in all most all sub-disciplines in naval architecture, shipbuilding, electrical and electronic, ship engine maintenance, and Maritime low and logistics. Followings are some leading public and private organizations where our graduates are employed.

Academic Staff

Head Of Department

Mr. S. U. Priyantha Jinadasa 

Ex-officio for Academic Council Representative, Faculty of Engineering and Management – OCUSL Oceanography 

Phone: +94(0)776775463priyanthaJ@ocu.ac.lk


Mr. M.J.M. Ashik Rasul 

Lecturer (Probationary)Department of Marine Engineering

Phone: +94(0)725647119 


Mr. Dimantha Harshapriya 

Lecturer (Probationary)Department of Marine Engineering 

Phone: +94(0) 7111 29 266 


Mr. Inosh Weerakoon 

Head, Lecturer (Probationary)Department of Marine Engineering 

Phone: +94(0)715916196 


Mr. Nisanga Nuwantha 

Lecturer (Probationary) Department of Marine Engineering 

Phone: +94(0)716785493  


Mr. Sandun Wimalarathne 

Lecturer (Probationary) Department of Marine Engineering

Phone: +94(0)770483062 /  +94(0)716406094



Mr. Mr. B. S. Balasuriya

Demonstrator, Department of Marine Engineering

Phone: +94766237281


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