Bachelor of Industrial Studies Honours

@ Open University of Sri Lanka - OUSL

Bachelor of Industrial Studies Programme is especially designed and offered by the Faculty of Engineering Technology for those who are engaged in a particular industry or intend to join the industry. The entry qualification for this programme is three passes at the G.C.E. (A/L) examination – local or equivalent.

The A/L subjects required vary with the specialization (read Admission for more details). The minimum duration of the programme is four (04) academic years. Those who have higher qualifications can obtain exemptions from certain courses and could complete the degree in less than four years (read Further Details for more information).

The programme offers specialization in Agriculture, Apparel Production and Management, Fashion Design and Product Development and Textile Manufacture.

This study programme has been designed to include all aspects of necessary engineering and industrial needs by specifying a minimum number of credits for different course categories of Engineering, Industrial Projects, Mathematics, General Management, English Language and Computer Literacy.

All engineering and industrial category courses are supported by relevant laboratory classes, mostly conducted at the central campus in Nawala, while some facilities for lower level courses are provided at the Regional Centers. The core (compulsory) courses vary according to the field of specialization, and other courses are to be chosen from a list of courses to meet the credit requirement for an award.

Minimum and maximum category-wise and level-wise credit requirements for Bachelor of Industrial Studies degree are given in the credit requirement table (see under Further Details). In addition to course credits, the students need to undergo industrial training for 30 weeks in a recognized organization.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE (A/L) – 3 passes in any stream OR
  • 36 credits from any foundation programme of the OUSL OR
  • Completion of Certificate in Industrial Studies OR 
  • Any other equivalent


4 Years

Course Level





Fashion Design , Food Science & Agriculture

Contact Details

+94 11 2 881228

P.O. Box 21 , Nawala , Nugegoda

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