The applications are called for the Urban Design Students Intake 2017/18. The deadline of the application submission will be on January 15th, 2017. The applications forma can be downloaded from the Admissions section of this website.

A special lecture on "changing shape of Kandy city; urban design perspective" was delivered by Arct. Plnr. Dr. Janaka Wijesundara at SLIA Regional Conference in Kandy held on Sept. 21, 2012.
A special guest lecture on "Cities for People" was held on Feb. 25, 2012 at German Cultural Centre, Colombo. The speakers were, Prof. Jan Gehl (denmark), Prof. Frank Schweitzer and Mr. Thomas Siedow. (Germany)

image CDP Jury for the first MUD batch (2010/11) was held onFEb. 18, 2012

The applications are called for the new urban design student intake 2013. further information and the application forms can be downloaded from the Admissions section of this website.

image Student tour to Batticaloa (2010)
image Student tour to Batticaloa (2011)

University of Moratuwa offers an one year post graduate diploma course leading to a Masters Degree in Urban Design in two years. The aim of this course is to impart knowledge towards achieving competence in the art of Urban Design and create awareness of the skill amongst the allied disciplines. This course is ideal for early and mid career persons with strong emphasis on Urban Design education.

This course helps to develop professionals who are capable of seeing the city from multiple viewpoints and who relish working with interdisciplinary teams. The course equips students with the skills necessary to undertake design research and to learn about urban history, theory, urban design principles and fundamentals and communication methods.


This course will help students to acquire
b1 Competency to take full control of the project and coordinating team
b2 Capability of work with large team
b3 Ability to give multidisciplinary input
b4 Have management skills with knowledge of urban economics and cost effective design

Dr. Janaka Wijesundara,
Course Director – Program of Urban Design,
Department of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Katubedda,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94+ 071 8266155,