The Higher National Diploma Program in Engineering (HNDE) serves to convert the school leavers with specialized mathematical knowledge to middle level technologists who possess relevant Engineering capabilities. Therefore, the program is intended to provide a clear and adequate understanding about Engineering principles, practical applications and emerging necessities of changes and creative innovations in the specific area/field to move with time.
This program has been started under the Technical College, Ratmalana in 1986 and brought under the SLIATE in 1997. Since then SLIATE has been conducting this program with the aim of creating excellent Higher National Diploma Holders who are competent enough and equipped with modern technology in the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.
Higher National Diploma in Engineering has following divisions.