PGD / MSc in Industrial Mathematics

Postgraduate Diploma / Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics

Offered through the Department of Mathematics, USJ

Applications are invited from interested candidates for the PGD/MSc in Industrial Mathematics (SLQF 9/SLQF 10) offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies through the Department of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide an in-depth knowledge in Industrial Mathematics with an emphasis on Mathematical Modeling, Applied Statistics, Operations Research, and Scientific Computing.
  • Provide opportunities for research in applications of Mathematics to existing problems in the industry.

Target Group

  • Those who need academic qualifications in Mathematics.
  • Those who are employed as teachers and lecturers in academic institutions and engineers and professionals in computational fields, banks, and business fields.

Course Structure and Duration:

Post Graduate Diploma (SLQF 9)

  • Online & Face-to-Face Lectures and Practical Classes
  • One Academic year (Two 15-week Semesters)

MSc (SLQF 10)

  • Online & Face-to-Face Lectures and Practical Classes
  • Research Project (One year)
  • Two Academic years (Four 15-week Semesters)

Classes will be conducted during weekends.

Medium: English

Course Fee: Rs. 225,000/-

* In addition, a library fee, an examination fee and registration fee should be payable at the time of registration.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics as a component preferably BSc (Honors) in Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Science, BSc (Engineering), or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized university, acceptable to the FGS and the Department of Mathematics.

Application Closing Date: 10th September 2023

Tentative Date of Commencement: October  2023

A written examination and/or an interview may be held to select the candidates for the program.

The program will be offered only if at least 20 candidates are registered.

Visit for more information regarding the program.

How to apply?

  1. Click on the “Apply Now” button below or go to “Applications” page.
  2. Select the Course “MSc in Industrial Mathematics” and login with your email & NIC/passport number
  3. Enter your details and click on Submit.
  4. You will see “You have successfully submitted your Application” in a new web page. Download the application & Bank pay slip from this page.
    You can pay the application fee online via Visa or Master Card in LKR from this page by clicking the  icon.
  5. You can pay the application fee of Rs. 2,000/- online only at this stage. If not, you have to visit to a People’s bank physically and pay the application fee of Rs. 1,000/-to the following account
    • Account Holder      : University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Account number    : 053010005659
    • Bank & Branch       : People’s Bank, Gangodawila Branch
  • If the bank officer informed you that this account number is incorrect, please ask the officer to contact People’s bank, Gangodawila branch.
  • People’s bank account contains 15 digits normally. But in this account contains only 12 digits. So, you cannot use Cash Deposit Machines or bank applications to pay.
  1. Login again by repeating the above 1st & 2nd steps again.
  2. Click on the “Next” Button at the bottom. (If necessary, you are allowed to edit your details)
  3. You need to upload the following documents
    • Color Photograph (3.0cm width x 4.0cm height with plain sky-blue background) – .jpg or .png file
    • Scanned copy of Birth Certificate – .pdf file
    • Bank payment receipt or Online payment receipt- .pdf file
    • Scanned copies of Academic Certificates (First Degree & Masters/MPhil) – .pdf files
    • Scanned copy/ies of Professional Qualifications Certificate/s- .pdf files
    • Scanned copy/ies of Other Qualifications Certificate/s – .pdf file/s
    • Service letter – .pdf file

** no need to upload any Research Proposal / Concept paper

  1. Send the downloaded application (from 4th step above) to with scanned copies of Degree Certificate, Transcript, Birth Certificate, Passport size Colour photograph and payment receipt.
    Please write “MSc/PGD in Industrial Mathematics 2023” in the subject field of the email.
  2. Post the printed application (from 4th step above) along with the certified documents included in the above 8th step through a registered post to Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
    Write “MSc/PGD in Industrial Mathematics 2023” on the top left-hand corner in the envelope.

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Thamali Perera
Coordinator, PGD/MSc in Industrial Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Phone (mobile): (+94) 77 275 35 45


Contact Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mrs. Sachintha Ranathunga: (+94) 11 288 1557

For any issues related to the online application, please contact Mr. Atheeq at 076 22 42 138

Registrar, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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