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National diploma technology



Message from vice chancellor,

The National Diploma in Technology (NDT) is a course with its origin at the Ceylon Technical College, Maradana in the late 1940 's' Originally this was referred to as the Junior Technical officers' Course (JTO) and later as the Technicians ' course. In early 1970's it acquired the name National Diploma in Technology (NDT) and it has not changed since.

The students who pass the NDT find jobs in industry and they serve as the link between engineers and skilled workers. with further education and training, they can aspire to be engineers themselves. Avenues are provided by the Institution of Engineers. Sri Lanka for this upward mobility. Several bright NDT 's have become Engineers by this method

The NDT student is a constituent member of the student community of the University with engineering and architecture students. The community at large expects certain aptitudes, attitudes and decorum of behaviour from the students in the University. it is up to each and every student to reciprocate with the expectations of the community and safeguard the good name of our University – The University of Moratuwa Our temple of learning.



Professor S.Karunaratne

Vice Chancellor



























Message from Director, Faculty of Engineering.


The first course train middle level technical officers commenced in the Ceylon Technical College Maradana in late 1940's' At that time programme was know as the Junior Technical officers (JTO) course. In 1960 this course was transferred to the newly established Institute of practical Technology, katubedda, Moratuwa in 1967 with the formation of the Ceylon College of Technology, katubedda, Moratuwa the course was restructured and named as the ''Technicians' Course'' and later on, the name of the course changed to National Diploma in Technology (NDT) when we gained University status in 1972, to be effective from 1967.

When the Ceylon College of Technology was elevated to University status in 1972.a decision was taken to continue with the NDT course as there were no similar courses elsewhere in the country. we continue to conduct the NDT course since the supply of middle level technical officers from the Technical College system is said to be inadequate to meet the requirements.

The NDT programme at University of Moratuwa is a well recognized course in the country. The University of Moratuwa Diplomates have very good employment prospects and many private and public sector establishments readily employ them as Technical officers in their organizations.

I am confident that this book which gives the details of the NDT curriculum and syllabuses will be a useful source of information to the past and present students. employers and also to the parents and school children.

Finally, I take this opportunity to thank the staff, specially Mr.R.Karunasena from the Department of civil Engineering for the efforts made by them to produce this booklet coinciding with the 25 year celebrations as a University.


Prof. L.L.Ratnayake

Dean/ Faculty of Engineering.

















Message from Director, Technician studies

The development of a Comprehensive Curriculum Document for each of the different fields of study in the National Diploma in Technology Course is envisaged as the first step of a series of educational innovations to be introduced from time to time, to motivate. help guide and direct both the teacher and student to actively participate in the process of learning.

The main thrust of the curriculum document has been to respond to the immediate need of an operational framework which provide the basic content specification to be covered in each of the subjects in a particular field of study and which in turn would steer the direction of both learning and reaching.

As such, this document will be of immense use to both students past and present and teachers alike as well as to local and foreign educational institutions, industry and employers to assess the standard for the course and provide constructive criticism to further develop the NDT Course.

It is my duty to extend my deep appreciation to the academic and non academic staff and on particular to Mr. R. Katunasena Senior ETA of the Civil Engineering Department for their valuable contribution towards the successful completion of this document.



Dayananda Saparamadu

Director, Technician Studies.






























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NDT First year subjects - Electrical Engineering 01

NDT Second year subject - Electrical Engineering 02

NDT First year Detailed syllabi - Electrical Engineering 03 - 13

NDT Second year Detailed syllabi - Electrical Engineering 14 - 26