Course Modules

Semester 3: CI2303 Construction Technology

Semester 3: CI 2305 - Project I

Semester 4: CI2401 Analysis & Design of Structural Elements

Semester 4: CI 2408 - Project II

Feilds of Spcializations

Civil Engineering

Water Resources Engineering

Irrigation Engineering

Building Technology

Environmental Engineering

Research Publications

Conference Proceedings/Research presentations:

  1. Semananda, N.P.K., Ward, J.W, Myers, B.R 2015, 'A sustainable irrigation system to increase water use efficiency in small-scale urban agriculture', International Conference on Sustainable Water Management (SWM), 29 Nov to 03 Dec., 2015, Perth, Western Australia
  2. Research presentation at the Goyder Institute for Water Research Seminar series, May 2015
  3. Research presentation at CWMR monthly presentation series, University of South Australia, November 2015
  4. Semananda, N.P.K. & Hewa, G. 2011, 'Assessing low flow potential of South Australia for sustainable water resources management', 4th ASCE-EWRI International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment (IPWE2011), 4-6 January, 2011, National University of Singapore, Singapore.


  1. Semananda, N.P.K, Ward, J.D, Myers, B.R, (2021), ‘Assessing Reliability of Recycled Water in Wicking Beds for Sustainable Urban Agriculture', Earth, 2, 468–484. https://doi.org/10.3390/earth2030028
  2. Semananda, NPK, Ward, JD & Myers, BR, (2020), ‘Experimental investigation of wicking bed irrigation using shallow‑rooted crops grown under glasshouse conditions', Irrigation Science (Springer), 38, 117-129. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-019-00651-5.
  3. Semananda, N.P.K, Ward, J.D, Myers, B.R, (2018), ‘A semi-systematic review of capillary irrigation: the benefits, limitations and opportunities', Horticulture, vol. 4, no.23, pp.15. https://doi:10.3390/horticulturae4030023.
  4. Semananda, N.P.K., Ward, J.D. & Myers, B.R. (2016), 'Evaluating the efficiency of wicking bed irrigation systems for small-scale urban agriculture', Horticulture, vol. 2, no.13, pp.18. https://doi:10.3390/horticulturae2040013.
  5. Semananda, N.P.K, Hewa, G, ‘Estimation of low flow statistics for Sustainable Water
    Resources Management in South Australia’, Hydrology, 2022, 9, 152. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology9090152

Thesis and Reports

  1. PhD Thesis: Assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of wicking bed irrigation systems for urban agriculture, pp. 300
  2. MSc Thesis: Low flow regionalization in South Australia, pp. 124
  3. Graduate research report: Thermal comfort with different walling materials, pp. 89
  4. My teaching portfolio: Certificate in Teaching for Higher Education, pp. 152


NDT (Civil Engineering), University of Moratuwa

M.Sc. (Water Resources Management), University of South Australia

Ph.D. (Water Engineering), University of South Australia







Special Awards

Endeavour Postgraduate Award (Australia Awards)

Goyder Institute Award - South Australia