The Department of Earth Resources Engineering of Moratuwa University has been successfully conducting a certificate level course since 1973 to train persons in Gemmology. That course provided appropriate academic qualification and skills to engage in the fields of Gemmology and for those who are already employed in these fields is an opportunity to advance their careers. At the request of past students, the relevant trading organizations and government Institutes, the department commenced a Diploma in Gemmology Course in 2017. Lectures and practicals are conducted by 14 staff members including 4 engineers and 3 geologists with PhD qualifications. Some of them also possess FGA, FGG and GG qualifications. With a well constituted course curriculum and a huge collection of samples and books, it is in par with any reputed international Gemmology Diploma course.
The Diploma Course consists of fourteen compulsory modules and five optional modules. It is designed as per Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) with 30 credits and one credit is considered equivalent to 50 notional leaning hours. The Gemmology Diploma is comparable to NVQ Level 5 and those qualified are eligible to use Dip.Gem. after their name.
Applications are now called from qualified candidates for the admission to Diploma in Gemmology conducted by the Department of Earth Resources Engineering, University of Moratuwa for the academic year 2019 and related documents can be downloaded from here.