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Construction Technology

Department of Construction Technology (COT)

Our main objective is to prepare & send qualified students to civil engineering-related industries

The Department of Construction Technology trains students to become experts in the supervision of construction work in Civil Engineering. Through the course of study, prospective students are made competent to conduct field investigations, surveys and tests required for feasibility studies and smooth operation for construction work. They are also enabled to supervise construction activities for buildings, roads, bridges, etc.

The department offers in NVQ Level 4 specialization for Construction Site Supervisor and NVQ Levels 5 and 6 in Construction Technology.

Lecturers and instructors of the Construction Technology Department are committed to engage with students in the best training schedules in modern workshops of construction work for practical and theoretical sessions.

Successful students have secured positions with industry giants and reputed construction companies.

Head of department:

Mr. Sithamparanathan Jeyananthan
BSc (Hons.) in Mathematics – University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka and MSc in Applied Modelling with Scientific Computing, Greenwich, UK.

NVQ Level 4: Construction Site Supervisor

Course Duration:
2 years. One and half years at the SLGTI and 6 months on the job training (OJT) at leading construction companies in the country.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
G.C.E Ordinary level 6 Passes including Maths, English

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Basic Workshop Practice
  • Basics in Construction Technology
  • Basics in Engineering and Architectural Drawings
  • Construction Materials
  • Surveying and levelling
  • Water Supply, Drainage and Sewerage Systems
  • Road Construction
  • Resource Handling
  • Quality control for construction work
  • Cost estimates
  • Communication skills for workplace
  • Calculations & Science
NVQ Level 5: Construction Technology

Course Duration:
One year training at the SLGTI and 6 months OJT.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
NVQ Level 4 construction Related certificate
G.C.E Advanced level 2 Passes in Bio, Maths or 3 Passes Engineering Technology Stream

  • Mathematics for construction technology I
  • Technical drawing
  • Structural mechanics
  • Hydraulics – I
  • Construction materials
  • Surveying and levelling
  • Manage workplace information
  • Manage workplace communication
  • Soil mechanics
  • Construction planning
  • Building technology – I
  • Preparing bill of quantities, budgeting & estimating
  • Highway technology – I
  • Water supply, drainage & sewerage technology – I
  • Irrigation technology – I
Trainees will learn
  • Trainees will get practice from construction related work sites
Technologies / Machinery Available
Commercial / OJT Partners
Story Leads

According to the collaboration we made with SLGTI and NAITA we ensure 100 % possibility to obtain employment for the students who successfully complete their training and to get TVEC and SLGTI certificates.

Planned future courses – Full-Time

NVQ Level 4: Draft Person
NVQ Level 4: Quantity Surveying Assistant
NVQ Level 5: Drafting Technology

Planned future courses – Part-Time

SLGTI Certificate: Computer Aided Drafting and Building Studies
SLGTI Certificate: AutoCAD for Building Applications
SLGTI Certificate: Revit Architectural Applications

Academic Staff

Mr. K. Rajkumar
Ms. S. Thapothiny
Mrs. N. Sankeetha