Organized by the first year engineering students of SLIIT, a�?Young EngineeringA�Expo 2016a��, showcased over 100 innovative exhibits at the SLIIT auditorium in Malabe recently.A�Along with the Chief Guest Prof. Lalith Gamage, President/ CEO SLIIT and Guest of HonourA�Prof. Lakshman Ratnayake, Chairman SLIIT, the Deans of all the faculties, academic staff,A�undergraduate students, parents and school children were present at the opening ceremony. ManyA�industry specialists from corporates such as IFS, Virtusa, Dialog and zMessenger also attended theA�exhibition to witness young talent.
a�?Conducted for the second consecutive year, Young Engineering Expo is the ideal platformA�for students to demonstrate their ability of understanding real world engineering problems,A�conceptualizing and implementing technical solutions using theoretical knowledge. An exhibitionA�of this manner also gives students the opportunity to meet with industry specialists. An encounterA�with experts from the industry, further anables students to build their networks and carve out aA�path to enter the corporate world in order to make a contribution to societya�? commented MadhawaA�Herath, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Engineering.
a�?The Engineering curriculum at SLIIT seeks to produce creative and innovative EngineersA�with the right mindset, attitude and knowledge which can be applied to the real worlda�? notedA�Herath.
From the start of the degree programme, students are given the opportunity to be creative,A�think out of the box and learn with hands on experience. Young Engineering Expo is indeed aA�stepping stone for students to think, practice and solve problems via Engineering Innovation.
The four year BSc Engineering honours degree programme of SLIIT, allows to students toA�opt for one of five major fields of study; Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,A�Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics.