Biosystems Engineering

BSc (Hons) in Biosystems Engineering
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DURATION 4 Year(s)
LOCATION Residential Campus
Intake March & September
Mode Of Study Full-time
Format In-person

BSc (Hons) in Biosystems Engineering

This is a four-year degree programme awarded by the SLTC Research University for those passionate about advancing their knowledge and pursuing a career in the discipline of Biosystems Engineering. Approved by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka (UGC), this programme imparts a thorough knowledge of the various aspects of the discipline and the skills required to progress into a successful career.

This degree programme aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the complex physical, biological, and social systems and their interactions involved in Biosystems and its related areas such as food production, food processing, bioprocess technology, environmental technology, and sustainable management of agricultural technologies.

It integrates several disciplines and professional areas of engineering, science, policy, and management. This enables its graduates to gain a better understanding of the various biological systems, issues and research needs for addressing problems and improving the outputs and efficiencies from diverse specialties and the application of such knowledge for the successful and sustainable management of various biological systems. Being a research university, all undergraduates of the programme will engage in research and innovation, testing real-life applications of their knowledge alongside their mentors throughout their period of study.


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this programme


problem solvers with a keen interest in both biological sciences and engineering.

open to continuous learning

Environmental/ AgriTech / FoodTech enthusiasts.


A globally recognised undergraduate degree

Opportunities to work closely with the industry

An innovative learning process that allows students to apply theory into practice

Global internship opportunities

Engage in groundbreaking research at the forefront of the discipline


Biosystems Engineers


Experts in food processing/food technology/ Agri technology / bio-energy and related disciplines with processes that require the integration of biological systems and engineering

Eligibility Criteria

General intake

Three (3) simple passes (”S”) including two subjects of the following; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Higher Mathematics or Combined Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Science for Technology, Bio Systems Technology, Engineering Technology, Agro Technology, Bio-Resource Technology and any other subject in one and the same sitting at the GCE (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by the Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka or equivalent qualification.




This degree has been recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC)



SLTC Research University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities


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The Biosystems Engineering degree program at SLTC is a four-year undergraduate program that covers a broad range of topics in the fields of biosystems Engineering.

The curriculum includes courses in General biology, Material science, Biochemistry, Thermodynamics and Bioenergy systems.

In addition to the below listed modules, the Winning Edge Undergraduate Skill Development Programme of SLTC is offered to the students with the objective of producing multitalented professionals equipped with the necessary skills and competencies on the four skills of communication:
Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening, in English medium.

The modules are conducted in four levels:
Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum based on the competency level of the students. Completion of this full programme is a mandatory graduation requirement.

Year 1

Semester 1:
SMA0301 Precalculus
CCS0300 Programming Fundamentals with Python
SBI0202 General Biology
SBS1200 Introduction to Biosystems Engineering
ECE1301 Computer aided visualization
SCH0202 General Chemistry

Semester 2:
SMA0302 Introductory Calculus
SPH0301 General Physics
SBS1209 Material science
SBS1104 Chemistry Lab I
SBS1201 Biochemistry
SBS1202 Plant Physiology
SBS1206 Animal Physiology
BBM1301 Management Principles

Year 2

Semester 1:
SMA2201 Differential Equations
SBS2207 Analytical chemistry
EEE2301 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
CSD2301 Effective Communication
SBS2210 Microbiology and Microbial Metabolism
SBS2108 Chemistry Lab II
SEM2201 Engineering Mechanics
SBS2216 Thermodynamics

Semester 2:
SBS2211 Heat and Mass transfer
SBS2212 Fluid Mechanics
SMA2202 Linear Algebra
SBS2215 Biotechnology
SBS2203 Biostatistics
TEE2317 Sensor and Sensor Networks
Specialization Elective 1
SBS2250 Food Chemistry (Elective)
SBS2260 Environmental Science (Elective)
TAT1204 Soil Science (Elective)
Specialization Elective 2
SBS2261 Hydrology (Elective)
SBS2251 Unit Operations in Food and Bioprocessing I (Elective)

Year 3

Semester 1:
EMA3207 Applied Mathematics Laboratory
SBS3317 Bioinstrumentation and control
SBS3218 Technical Writing
SBS3219 Professional Practice and Ethics
Specialization Elective 3
SBS3352 Industrial Microbiology
SBS3362 Environmental chemistry
SBS3370 Animal and crop production science
Specialization Elective 4
SBS3372 Farm Machinery and Equipment (Elective)
SBS3353 Unit Operations in Food and Bioprocessing II (Elective)
SBS3363 Eco Design (Elective)
BBM1313 Principles of Economics

Semester 2:
CCS3309 Big data
SBS3320 Modelling and Simulation of Biological Systems
SBS3321 Biosystems Engineering Design
Specialization Elective 5
SBS3354 Biochemical reaction technology (Elective)
SBS3364 Water Resource Management (Elective)
SBS3374 Green House Management (Elective)
Specialization Elective 6
SBS3375 Soil and water conservation (Elective)
BS3355 Postharvest Technology (Elective)
SBS3365 Hazardous Waste Management (Elective)
Specialization Elective 7
SBS3356 Food Processing Technology (Elective)
SBS3366 Pollution Prevention (Elective)
SBS3376 Irrigation Water Management (Elective)
Technical Elective
SBS 3241 Climate Change (Elective)
SBS 3242 Occupational Health (Elective)
SBS 3240 Remote sensing and GIS (Elective)

Year 4

Semester 1:
SBS4322 Bioenergy systems
CCS4370 Artificial Intelligence and Computer vision
SBS4323 Biosystems Engineering Design Project
Specialization elective 8
SBS4357 Food Safety and Quality Assurance (Elective)
SBS4367 Sustainable waste recycling processes (Elective)
SBS4377 Agricultural structures and environmental control (Elective)
Specialization elective 9
SBS4358 Advanced separation processes (Elective)
SBS4368 Environmental Bioremediation (Elective)
SBS4378 Production Technology of Agricultural Machinery (Elective)
Specialization elective 10
SBS4359 Packaging Technology (Elective)
SBS4369 Environmental laws and regulations (Elective)
SBS4379 Aquaculture Engineering Technology (Elective)
Non-Technical elective
SBS 4245 Principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurships (Elective)
SBS 4246 Management Accounting (Elective)
SBS 4246 Human Resource Management (Elective)

Semester 2:
SBS4800 Research Project
Industrial Training


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Academic panel

Deepika Priyadarshani
Dr. Deepika Priyadarshani Department Head
Udya Devaraja
Ms. Udya Devaraja Lecturer
Dinusha Harshani
Ms. Dinusha Harshani Lecturer

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Payment and Refund Policy

1 . Refunds – Registration Fee/ Down Payment/ Semester Payments

1.1. Students are refunded their registration fee/Down Payment in the following circumstances and all the refunds are facilitated only within a year.

a. Students who enroll pending results will be entitled to a refund of the course fee in the event such student fails to achieve the minimum requirement of 3 advanced level simple passes. Proof of A/L results will be a mandatory requirement to be eligible for a refund.

b. If a paid student is selected to follow the degree under the MOHE loan scheme within the first semester

c. A qualified Doctor’s recommendation is given to the student, that the student is unable to participate in academic activities due to mental or physical conditions.

1.2. University Semester fees are refunded only when a student fails the GCE Advanced Level examination. In all other cases, students must pay the semester fee.

1.3. If a student gets selected to MOHE after the 1st Semester completion, the university will not refund the paid amount but will allow them to continue the degree as MOHE students.

2 . Invoicing

2.1. Invoices are raised based on the time of registration, prevailing discount schemes, and timing of the payment scheme selected by the student. Further, all invoices must be settled within the specified period mentioned on the invoice.

3 . Penalties

3.1. Management may charge penalty charges based on the late payment dates and the penalty rates will be changed based on the discretion of the management.


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Your future path

The BSc (Hons) in Biosystems Engineering at SLTC Sri Lanka is an innovative and specialized program designed to prepare students for the intersection of engineering, biology, and agriculture. This multidisciplinary degree equips students with a unique skill set that integrates engineering principles with biological systems, focusing on sustainable and efficient solutions for agricultural and environmental challenges.

Students enrolled in this program will explore a diverse range of subjects, including agricultural systems, bioresource engineering, environmental sustainability, precision agriculture, biological systems modeling, and more. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning through practical projects, fieldwork, and exposure to modern technologies used in the agricultural and environmental sectors.

Led by experienced faculty members and industry professionals, this program fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation in the context of agricultural and environmental engineering. Students will have access to specialized facilities and laboratories, enabling them to engage in research endeavors and gain insights into the latest advancements in biosystems engineering.

Upon completion of the degree, graduates will be well-equipped to pursue careers in various sectors, including agricultural engineering firms, environmental consulting, biotechnology companies, government agencies, and research institutions. They will possess the skills and knowledge required to design sustainable solutions, optimize agricultural processes, and contribute to environmental conservation through innovative engineering practices.


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