Construction and Building Services Technology

The Construction and Building Services Technology (CBST) Focus Area is one of the three focus areas offered under the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours Degree Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Technology. The CBST program is geared toward producing highly skilled Construction and Building Services Technology graduates to drive Sri Lanka’s economy forward and revitalize the current construction industry through innovation and implementation of advanced technology.

The CBST curriculum mainly focuses on engineering surveying, computer-aided drafting, novel construction materials, soil mechanics, advanced construction practices, quantity surveying, highway engineering, building services, smart buildings and building automation. The curriculum is rich in many fascinating topics in emerging technologies and will be taught during eight academic semesters. The curriculum has been precisely tailored with consultations from the leading Sri Lankan and foreign universities as well as a dedicated panel of senior industry experts, to produce multi-talented technologists to meet the growing demand in the country’s construction industry. The Construction and Building Services Technology graduates will be comprehensively equipped with both theoretical and practical aspects of state-of-the-art construction tools, machinery, and software.

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons.)

Subject Areas

  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Construction Materials and Methods
  • Building Services
  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • CADD Software Applications
  • Building Economics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Soil & Earth Works
  • Surveying
  • Building Services and Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Principles of Quality Management
  • Structural Systems
  • Construction Codes and Regulations
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Highway Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Energy Management
  • Civil Engineering Construction Technologies
  • Urban Planning, Sustainable Building Design and Construction
  • Construction Estimation and Procurement
  • Building Maintenance and Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Intellectual property rights and policies
  • Building Instrumentation and Automation
  • Contract Law and Dispute Resolution

Higher Studies

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours Degree, students can continue their studies towards MSc, MPhil, and PhD programs locally and internationally.

Career Paths

  • Construction Technologists
  • Managers and Executives
  • University Academics
  • Consultants
  • Project Coordinators
  • Assistant/Trainee Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Opportunities in the government sector (teachers, executives, etc.)

More Information

Once employed, the Construction and Building Services Technology graduates will be able to identify and bridge the technological gaps in the Construction industry. The graduates will nurture and guide the integration of modern hardware and software tools into the industry’s existing systems and ensure the industry moves forward. He/She will drive advancements and innovations in the Sri Lankan construction industry to increase efficiency and ultimately significant contributions to stabilising the country’s economy.