Faculty of Engineering Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka is the pioneer institute in the world to offer Engineering Degree programmes through Open and Distance Learning.
These include the Degree in Engineering (BSc.Eng.Tech), Degree in Bachelor of Industrial Studies (BIS) as well as the Undergraduate Programmes which include the Diploma in Technology and Bachelor of Technology (Engineering), (Specialization in Civil, Electrical, Electronic & Communication, Computer, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Textile Engineering), Diploma in Industrial Studies and Bachelor of Industrial Studies (Specialization in Agriculture, Textile Manufacture, Apparel Production and Management) and Bachelor of Software Engineering. The Certificate Programmes have been tailor made in order to meet growing demands on the respective fields, and are available as a Certificate in Industrial studies which include a specialization in Textile Technology, Apparel Technology and Animal Production and Aquaculture.
One of the salient programmes of the faculty of engineering is the postgraduate studies which enable students to widen their application of knowledge whilst engaging in the respective industry. The University also offers Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in a wide range of engineering disciplines, available for students who wish to follow this doctoral degree.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka at present provides engineering education to more than 5000 students, and 117 students have received Bachelor's and Postgraduate Degrees at the Convocation held last November.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology provides state-of-the-art courses and laboratory facilities to cater to the demand of the expanding industry in the country as well as excellent student support and counselling for students to pursue higher studies through Open and Distance Learning at Colombo and six regional centres (Kandy, Matara, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, and Batticaloa), and 17 Study Centres scattered throughout the country.
The Faculty also provides online courses through NODES (National Open and Distance Education Access Service) and is in the process of converting existing courses into online.