04 Years

Department of Regional Science and Planning offers four-year Honors degree, BSc (Hons) in Regional Science & Planning for those seeking a tertiary qualification in development studies and planning.

The BSc (Hons) Regional Science and Planning combines the study Geography, Economics, Planning and GIS by focusing on the spatial implications of development and the economic implications of social processes Geographic, Spatial and Economic issues dominate the news and shape the world. Many public and private sector development measures affect space. Particularly, large-scale infrastructure projects such as dams, power plants, roads, railway lines, new cities or new urban quarters are rightfully often seen as characteristics of a modern and prospering state. In fact, any planning scheme and any public measure with regard to space also affects regional social systems, the regional economy and the complex interplay of a region’s natural factors, its regional ecology. Therefore, a regional planning approach needs to analyze and consider these influencing factors when it comes to non-sectorial and coordinative planning on the local, regional, and international level.

This programme puts a special emphasis on participatory development, spatial planning, and green technologies oriented. It teaches students to extend the traditional view of development cooperation, which is centered around the notion of poverty, to the notion of vulnerability.

Course Requirement

  • Having obtained simple (S) passes for all the three subjects in one and same sitting and not exceeding three sittings, and
  • Having minimum of 30 marks for the Common General Test at any sitting described in above

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Principles of Regional Science
  • Spatial Measurements and Mapping
  • Fundamentals of Geography for Regional Science
  • Principles of Economics
  • Mathematics for Regional Science
  • Basic English Language Skills I
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Historical Evolution of Development Regions
  • Field Reconnaissance and Data Sourcing
  • Elementary Geology for Regional Science
  • Spatial Perspectives in Economy of Sri Lanka
  • Theory and Practices of Planning
  • Work Based Learning – Conceptualizing Stage
  • Basic English Language Skills II
  • Computer Networking

  • Environmental and Energy Systems
  • Theory of Locational Analysis
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Public, Private and Social Enterprises
  • Satellite based Positioning and Navigation Systems
  • Political Economy of South Asian Development
  • Work Based Learning – Execution for Community Survey
  • Intermediate English Language Skills I
  • Mathematics for computing
  • Population dynamics for Planning
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems for Regional Development
  • Biodiversity and Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Spatial Dynamic and Regional Development
  • Regional Economics
  • Remote Sensing for Spatial Decision Making (Advanced GIS)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Work Based Learning – Problem Analysis
  • Intermediate English Language Skills II
  • Computer and Data Security

  • Production of Space
  • City, Town and Country Planning
  • Disaster Analysis, Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Spatial Approaches for Poverty Reduction
  • Work Based Learning
  • Advanced English Language Skills for Academic Purposes
  • Database Management Systems
  • Applied Statistics for Regional Planning
  • Research Methodology
  • International Trade and Regional Dynamics
  • Approaches to Rural Development
  • Natural Resource Management in Regional Planning
  • Advanced English Language Skills for Professional Purposes
  • Information Systems
  • Applied Statistics for Regional Planning
  • Research Methodology

  • Project Planning and Evaluations
  • Managerial Accounting for Regional Development
  • Project Management for Regional Planning
  • Project Management systems
  • Historic Preservation and Planning
  • Geospatial Modeling for Regional Planning
  • Computer Programming
  • Academic Writing
  • Emerging Trends in Regional Planning
  • Industrial Training
  • Research Project
  • IT