History and Background
The Faculty of Science and Technology of Uva Wellassa University was established in 2006. Initially the faculty had two departments namely, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science and Technology. The name of the faculty was changed as the Faculty of Applied Sciences in 2019. At the present the faculty has three departments. Department of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science and Informatics, Department of Applied Earth Sciences. The faculty initially had two degree programmes, offering the degrees of Bachelor of Technology in Science and Technology and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology. Later, two new degree programmes were introduced and they were named as Bachelor of Industrial Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Mineral Resources and Technology. The faculty has a distinct academic approach that emphasizes the education of professional practitioners, fosters high achievement and promotes scientific inquiry, innovation and collaboration.
The Science and Technology degree program aims to develop knowledge, values, conceptual understanding and skills in students, necessary for a range of careers in Science and Technology. It fosters research in Science and Technology in a dynamic interdisciplinary atmosphere. The degree program envisages its participants to be responsive to the national and local needs and initiatives involved in the value addition to the national resource base. The degree program is unique in that it offers a BTech degree providing students with opportunities for technology oriented careers.