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M.Sc. / P.G Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

This programme is designed for construction industry professionals to gain extensive knowledge in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, while adopting a broad generic approach. The programme is conducted by a team of highly experienced university lecturers and professionals in the industry. This is a part time fee levying programme carefully designed to appeal to the industry's top achievers. The objective is to enable qualified and experienced professionals to participate in a programme leading to the award of the University's M.Sc. degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. The programme has rich blend of participants consisting of various professionals in the construction industry.

Course Structure

The degree programmes are structured in such a way as to encourage independence in student learning and the integration of diverse material. The programme continues to adopt a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods such as lectures, seminars, guest lectures, end semester examinations and assignments.

M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is a five semester part-time programme consisting of eighteen compulsory modules including research dissertation. Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is a three semester part-time course consisting of sixteen compulsory modules.

Credit Requirement

40 - Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution 
60 - M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Duration

12 Months - Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution 
24 Months - Master of Science in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Medium of Instruction

Medium of instruction is English.

Programme Structure

FirstYear:  The students will follow a lecture series including assignments (12 hours of contact time per week) which are designed to be intensive but scheduled to suit the busy schedule of the working professional.

Second Year:  The students will undertake the writing of a dissertation in a significant area selected in the field of construction law and dispute resolution under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the programme coordinator.

Lectures Scheduled Time: Lectures for the programme will be conducted on every Friday (3.00pm – 6.00pm) and Saturday (9.00 am to 7.30 pm) at the Department of Building Economics.

Module Breakdown 

Module code Module Title Credit Value
Year 1
BE5417 Construction Industry and Practice 4
BE5418 Legal Systems and Methods 3
BE5419 Law of Contract 3
BE5420 Construction Procurement 3
BE5421 Contract Administration 3
BE5422 Dispute Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods 3
BE5423 Construction Negligence and Public Rights 3
BE5424 Planning and Development Law 3
BE5425 Claims Management 3
BE5426 Dispute Adjudication and Arbitration  3
BE5427 Business and Industrial Law 3
BE5428 Project Financing and Risk Management 3
BE5429 Project Study 3
Year 2
BE6403 Research Methodology 4
BE6404 Dissertation 16

 

Eligibility

The selection of students to the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution leading to Master of Science in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution will be made by the Department of Building Economics, in accordance with one of the following extended eligibility requirements, approved by the Senate

  • An Honours Bachelor’s degree of the University of Moratuwa, related to construction and built environment AND a minimum of one (01) year relevant experience after the effective date of the degree,

OR

  • Any other four (04) years Honours Bachelor’s degree related to construction and built environment AND a minimum of one (01) year relevant experience after the effective date of the degree,

OR

  • Any other three (03) years Bachelor’s degree related to construction and built environment AND a minimum of two (02) years relevant experience after the effective date of the degree,

OR

  • Any recognized category of membership of a recognized Professional Institute related to construction and built environment, obtained through an academic route AND a minimum of two (02) years relevant experience after the effective date of obtaining the recognized category of membership.

The recognition of the institution, the relevancy of the field and experience required for eligibility shall be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate. 

Application Process

The application form and details can be downloaded from the following links.     

word APPLICATION  FORM
pdf APPLICATION  FORM
pdf INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

All duly filled applications, along with a paying-in-voucher for Rs.1,000/- as the application processing fee, drawn in favour of University of Moratuwa Account No. 70993353 obtained from Bank of Ceylon shall reach the Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa.

Course Fees

The Course fee for the first academic year and second academic year are Rs.150,000/- and Rs.100,000/- respectively. The registration fee per semester is Rs.1,500/- (First year - Rs.4,500/- and Second year - Rs.3,000/-). In addition a refundable deposit of Rs.2,500/- (for library facilities) and an examination fee of Rs.500/- is payable at the registration.

The course fees for local and overseas students are given below.

 

Local Students
Overseas Students

Course Fee – First Academic Year

Rs.150,000/-

US$2,000 + Rs.150,000/-

Course Fee – Second Academic Year

Rs.100,000/-

US$2,000 + Rs.100,000/-

Registration Fee

Rs. 1,500/- per semester

(First year - Rs.4,500/- and

Second year - Rs.3,000/-).

Rs. 1,500/- per semester

(First year - Rs.4,500/- and

Second year - Rs.3,000/-).

Examination Fee (payable at the registration)

Rs.500/- Per annum

Rs.500/- Per annum

Refundable library deposit

Rs.2,500/- per book

Rs.2,500/- per book

 

Application Enquiries

Any inquiries should be forwarded to Dr. (Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake, the Programme-Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For any clarifications regarding applications and related matters please contact Ms. Chandima Weligamage on 0112650301 (Ext: 7206) or 0112650738. 

Course Team

Programme Director
Dr.(Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake
B.Sc(QS) (Hons), Ph.D (UK)

Lecturing Faculty:

Ch.QS Indunil Seneviratne
B.Sc.(QS) (Hons), M.Sc.(Const. Mgt.)-US, F.I.Q.S. SL
 
Ch.QS. Prof. (Mrs.) Chitra Weddikkara 
B.Sc(QS)Aust, M.Sc(Bld)Aust, Ph.D(Law), BSc(BE) Colombo , Arch(Aus), ARAIA, FAIQS, F.I.Q.S SL, FIA(SL), FIA(SL), ASLIA, MCSI(London)
 
Assoc.Prof Archt . Lalith De Silva 
B.Sc (BE), M.Sc Arch(Moratuwa), RIBA, FIA(SL)
 
Dr.(Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), Ph.D (UK)
 
Ch.QS Mrs. BAKS Perera
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), M.Phil,F.I.Q.S SL, AIQS, ICEECA
 
Ch.QS Vijitha Disaratne
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), MBA(UK), RICS PM Diploma(UK), A.I.Q.S SL,MRICS, ACI Arb, SEDA(UK)
 
Ch.QS Suranga Jayasena
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), M.Sc.(Building), A.I.Q.S SLCh.QS
 
Ch. QS Dr.(Mrs.) Thanuja Ramachandra
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), M.Phil (SL), Ph.D (NZ), A.I.Q.S SL
 
Dr.(Mrs.) Nayanathara De Silva 
B.Sc ( Eng.) (Hons), M.Sc (Building), PhD.
 
Dr.(Ms.) S.V.S. Gunathilake 
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), Ph.D(UK)
 
Mr. Mahesh Abeynayake
LL.B(Hons), LLM( Colombo), M.Phil( Moratuwa)
Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public
 
Ch.QS Dr.(Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), M.Sc (Civil Eng.), PhD( SL), A.I.Q.S SL, AAIQS, SEDA(UK)
 
Dr.(Mrs.) Chandhani Hadiwattege
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), Ph.D(SL), SEDA(UK)
 
Dr. KAK Devapriya
B.Sc (QS) (Hons), Ph.D (Hongkong)
 

Visiting Staff

The skills offered by the permanent staff are complimented and supported by a team of visiting staff including members of other Universities and leading practitioners from industry.

Enquiries

Dr.(Mrs.) Yasangika Sandanayake
Programme Direcor 
M.Sc. in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution Programme
Department of Building Economics
University of Moratuwa 

Tel: +94-1-2650301 (Ext: 7201 or 7200) or +94-1-2650738
Fax: +94-1-2650738 
E-mail:
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