Initiated in 1974, Deakin University was one of the first universities to begin in the state of Victoria in Australia. In order to conceive a revolution in the way forthcoming generations perceived the aspect of learning, skills, experience and overall dynamism. Now accredited with nominations from some of the world’s leading University Ranking corporations, Deakin is now the preferred choice for students not just in Australia, but around the world.

While the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings – all of which are the most notable for divulging global statistics about international universities have placed Deakin as one of the topmost in the industry, the high rates of student satisfaction also prove to show the proficiency and reliability of this educational institution.

What’s more, Deakin also strives to offer a holistic education solution to each student, by providing just the right resources to excel at desired careers. By maintaining strong relationships with veterans in every field of expertise, only the very latest makes into the curriculums herein, assuring nothing short of the most superlative when it comes to tertiary education.

Programmes Offered By RIC and Entry Requirements


 Engineering Pathway

Undergraduates registering for the Engineering degree will commence the degree at RIC for the first two years of study and will transfer to the Deakin University, Australia for the final two years. The final two years in Deakin will give students more exposure to professional engineering practices while the former two years in Sri Lanka will give more focus to the theoretical and academic knowledge of the discipline. In the final year, students will get the opportunity to work as interns in industries; an opportunity which will undoubtedly enhance the graduates’ capacity to find employment in Australia.

Deakin University Engineering degrees are aimed at creating employable graduates who can fulfill the needs of the industry. The newly proposed approach, project-oriented design based learning (PODBL) is applicable to motivate the students and also to teach engineering science in classrooms to get more practical experience that fulfill the industry needs. Project-oriented design based learning is set to have a positive effect on student content knowledge and the development of skills such as innovation and creativity which increases their motivation and engagement. It is an interesting research work to develop a framework and implement a PODBL approach in meaningful ways.

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)


Science Pathway

Deakin offers world class courses in a variety of science study areas. Through the RIC pathway programme, students who intend to pursue a Science degree will complete one year of study at RIC and transfer to Deakin University, Australia to complete the second and third year of study. Students who excel in their studies may go on to complete a Honours year at Deakin.

As a Deakin science student you’ll gain experience through innovative practical programmes, including professional practice units, designed to develop the skills employers highly value and it prepares you for real-life settings. The Work-Integrated Learning Programme will enable students to incorporate a full or part-time industry placement that is credited towards the degree.

Through the pathway programme at RIC, students can complete bachelors degrees at Deakin University in the following areas.

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Environment Pathway

Bachelor of Environment Management & Sustainability

Bachelor of Marine Biology

Bachelor of Wildlife & conservation Biology



RIC Foundation Programme approved by Deakin

Students who have not obtained specified grades after sitting for the Advanced Level (9 points in Sri Lankan National A/Levels or 6 points in UK A/Levels), can pursue the degree after completing either Foundation I (Engineering – 6 months) or Foundation II (Science/Environment – 6 months). Those who have sat for A/Ls through Technology Stream can also enter the degree programme after completion of the relevant foundation programme.



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