The Diploma provides an enhanced understanding of the concepts, design and technology related to commercial scale crop production in controlled environments. It will serve as a professional qualification for individuals who are interested in starting a commercial horticulture business with modern agricultural technologies. The Diploma will also offer prospective candidates with an opportunity to upgrade their career or uplift his/her knowledge in modern agricultural technologies required for controlled environment crop production / protected agriculture, which is the future of agriculture. The courses are highly practical oriented so that the participants will obtain hands on skills.

Aims and Objectives of the Course

To provide the participants with required knowledge, skills and attitudes on the concepts, design and technologies of controlled environment crop production to facilitate them in managing hi-tech commercial horticulture businesses.

To develop the skills of participants and improve their employability in the expanding commercial hi-tech horticulture industry both locally and internationally.

Target Group:

Any person who wishes to gain a reputed qualification in modern agricultural technologies for controlled environment crop production and who fulfills the entry requirements for the Diploma as indicated in the By-laws

Duration of the course: one academic year (12 months)

Course Fee: Rs.72,000 (physical practical sessions and field visits inclusive)

Course delivery method: Blended teaching, physical practicals, field visits and blended assessments

Entry qualification

  • Passed in G.C.E. Advanced Level 2 subjects (3 subjects for the applicants who did four subjects) in any stream in one sitting,


  • Five passes in G.C.E. Ordinary Level in one sitting with more than two year working experience in a related field


  • Any other qualification not listed above, but may be considered case by case and acceptable to the Board of Study and the Senate of WUSL.

Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management


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