Aeronautical Engineering Stream

Aeronautical Engineering Stream


Aeronautical engineering is associated with the design and development as well as manufacturing and flight testing with certification of an aircraft to preserve airworthiness and sustainable operations. A vast amount of jobs are available for aeronautical Engineers in the Civil and Defence industries worldwide. The demand for industry-related professionals in commercial aviation is rising with the country’s expanding air transport sector. Aeronautical engineering is renowned to be a highly paid and prestigious career option. In the aviation industry, there is an enormous necessity for aeronautical engineers in airlines, aircraft manufacturing units, air turbine production plants and design development programmes.

The Aeronautical Engineering Stream within the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) curriculum at University of Moratuwa is equipped with a blend of analytical, computational and experimental skills and it is closely charted to the needs and demands of the aerospace industry and general education guidelines. Students will be exposed to a multi-disciplinary programme with compulsory and elective modules that will allow the students to tailor their interests and career goals.

The academic activities will be conducted by well experienced highly qualified multidisciplinary academic staff who has specialised in Aeronautical Engineering. Students will be exposed to the state-of-the- art equipment to gain knowledge as well as hands on experience in the practical aspect of the field. students will be given the opportunity to participate in local and international Aeronautical Engineering competitions and conferences which will act as a platform to showcase and nurture their skills. Field visits in the industry and Guest lectures from experienced professionals will be arranged to enhance the students’ knowledge.  


New Modules of Aeronautical Stream

  • Introduction to Aircraft Engineering

  • Sensors/Actuators and Smart Systems

  • Aerodynamics

  • Turbo machineries and Aircraft Propulsion  

  • Aircraft Materials and Manufacturing

  • Aircraft systems and Maintenance

  • Aircraft Avionics Systems

  • Computational Aerodynamics

  • Flight Control Systems Design

  • Airframe structures and Design

  • Aviation Human Factors & Legislation

Stream Coordinator

Dr. Nirosh Jayaweera



Resource personnel


                  Dr. A.G.T. Sugathapala        Dr. Nirosh Jayaweera          




Dr. R.A.C.P. Ranasinghe       Dr. J.G.A.S. Jayasekara   



 Mr. H.G.W.T. Prabatha         Mr. L. U. Subasinghe  





Labs and Practical Coordinator

 Mr. H.G.W.T. Prabatha






Aeronautical Systems Laboratory


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"Our mission is to produce engineers and researchers with sound knowledge on fundamentals of traditional, modern and emerging areas of engineering together with innovative design abilities, IT and managerial skills, which are essential to achieve sustainable national development."

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