What is NDES?

National Diploma in Engineering Sciences (NDES) is a fully recognized national diploma in the government and the private sector that has been established in the Institute of Engineering Technology premises at Katunayake. The course is established under government rules and regulations and is managed by the NAITA (National Apprentice and Industrial Authority).

NDES is a one of the best engineering diploma course amongst the limited National Diploma courses available in Sri Lanka and fulfill the industry’s requirements for top level and middle level engineering and management roles. The course mainly focuses on a dual training system where theoretical studies are complemented with industrial training. Theoretical instruction program are conducted at the Institute of Katunayake and practical training is conducted at industrial establishment in alternative phases.

The most attractive feature of this course is the embedded large period of Industrial training process. It provides an excellent opportunity to develop highly employable and marketable skills.

Final product of special engineering apprenticeship is indeed special one; these exclusive “National Diploma” holders are unique lot. Comparing NDES with full time academic or full time practical educational schemes is not fair for both parties, as there is no other educational scheme which can be compared with NDES in IET

The output of “IET Educational Factory” is a “Ready to Use” product. Our exclusive sandwich program is a perfect blend of academic and on job learning scheme. Hence, the student successfully completed the NDES program are already groomed to carryout and undertake responsibilities in these respective fields.

Field Of Engineering Diplomas

  • The courses offered in civil engineering are;
    • Building & Structural Engineering
    • Highway & Railway Engineering
    • Water & Environmental Engineering
  • The courses offered in electrical engineering are;
    • Electronic & Communication Engineering
    • Power Engineering
  • The courses offered in mechanical engineering are;
    • Automotive Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Marine Engineering*

*Marine engineering course is conducted as per the requirement of IMO Model course 7.04 and the STCW Manila amendments. It is also certified for ISO 9001:2008 quality management system requirements.