Faculty of Technology Overview
The Faculty of Technology at the Horizon Campus has been established in 2018, with the aim of educating the youth to generate the urgently required specialized manpower for the socio- economic and industrial upliftment of Sri Lanka. In such a context, through the establishment of sub faculties and departments such as Bio Resources Technology, Engineering Technology and Service Related Technology the Horizon Campus aims to offer the manpower towards the national economical contribution sectors to the GDP such as Agriculture, Industry and Services.
The main goal of the Faculty of Technology is:
• To create technologically competent undergraduates for the productive and successful implementation of national development plans that would contribute to the socio-economic prosperity of the nation.
In addition, the Service Related Technology subject component introduces appropriate and modern technology through technology-based community services.
Furthermore, Bio- Recourse Engineering and Engineering Technology Programmes are designed to be more skill–oriented preparing undergraduates on well-structured technological components that develop problem solving skills, team work and leadership skills, communication skills which create a competent and confident individual who would be an efficient and productive technologically-oriented person to any society. However, at present, many institutional engineering technological programs overlook its responsibility to encourage undergraduates to develop life-long commitments to community services .
The need for Service Related Technology into curricula
Higher academic institutions integrate community service technology components to expand learning curves of undergraduate students. However, theory without practice is barren. Thus, the introduction to Bio- Recourses Technology and Engineering technology at the Horizon Campus would pave way to apply technical and practical skills of the undergraduates on community services.
A wide variety of technology-based community service opportunities do exist in most communities at different levels. Service Related Technology Programmes should take the lead in identifying such opportunities and encouraging students to provide community services. As such, the proposed Service Related Technology Study Programmes are designed based on the national socio-economic development of national and community at regional levels.
The prospective undergraduate student would be highly knowledgeable, competent and efficient in using appropriate and advanced technology to fulfill personal and national goals. It enables to use natural and physical resources with minimal environmental hazards to the sustainable development of natural resources.
In addition, the Faculty of Technology facilitates learners to be critical thinkers, innovators and productive contributors and change agents who compete with global challenges. The Technology Education process consists of three major components such as Science & Technology, Application & Innovation and Value Addition through Value Chain Management. Such theoretical and practical knowhow and expertise would inspire the next generation to challenge the socio-economic and industrial demands of the world.