Offered by the Department of Materials and Mechanical Technology
This one- year diploma (SLQF 03) programme offered by the polymer processing technology focus area of the Department of Materials and Mechanical Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura-Sri Lanka, is designed to introduce basics in polymer processing technologies and related high-tech polymer instrumental analysis. This is conducted in both theory and laboratory practical sessions. Theory modules are focused in providing fundamental knowledge in basic areas of polymer technology while laboratory sessions are primarily focused in providing a detailed understanding in polymer processing and property analysis using high-tech instrumentation. Candidates will gain a valuable hands-on experience on several high-tech polymer instrumentation that are of high importance in plastic, latex, dry-rubber, tyre and non-tyre products, and related other materials. This includes basic operational theory, data processing & analysis, and troubleshooting. Qualified candidates will be highly benefited by our well knowledgeable staff and the high-tech facilities offered at the center of excellence in polymer analysis. This diploma would be an ideal qualification for technical executives and managers working or intend to work in the polymer industry, the largest manufacturing sector in Sri Lanka.
Ideal for technical executives and managers working or intend to work in the polymer industry. This diploma is also suitable for those who have a basic Chemistry background and the desire seeking entry to a professional career in polymer industry.
03 Passes in G.C.E A/L (SL) in one attempt including Chemistry as a subject
03 Passes in one attempt including a minimum D grade for Chemistry in Pearson Edexcel A/L or Cambridge International A/L
For Local Applicants;
Course fee of Rs: 125,000 can be paid in two installments.
First, Rs: 75,000 (60% of the total amount) at the registration and then the balance (Rs: 50,000) within 03 months of the commencement of the diploma.
Curriculum in Brief
|Theory (Total Credits 27)||Practicals (Total Credits 03)|
|Polymerization and polymer characterization techniques||Polymer identification, separation, and particle size analysis|
|Polymer physics, thermodynamics, statistics, heat transfer, rheology, & mechanical properties||Thermo-mechanical analysis and establishing process parameters|
|Latex, plastic, and dry-rubber processing technology||Evaluating physico-mechanical properties|
|Tyre and non-tyre products manufacturing||Analysis of curing characteristics and viscoelasticity|
|Applications of nanotechnology in polymer industry|
|Polymer composites, engineering and mould design, surface coatings and adhesives|
Saturdays 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sundays 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
End of semester I: written exam
All 14 theory modules will be evaluated during this exam which will be held at the end of the first semester. 70% of the marks in this written examination will be used for the final grade.
End of semester II: presentations
At the end of the second semester, students need to do a total of three presentations choosing one instrumental technique from each of the three practical modules offered during this semester. The total duration for each presentation will be 25 minutes which includes 15 minutes of presentation followed by 10 minutes of questions. 30% of the marks in this session will be used for the final grade.
The diploma in Polymer Processing Technology and Process Analysis is awarded to candidates who obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
A candidate who fails to satisfy above examination criteria will be permitted to sit such papers only once at the next available occasion in order to obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to satisfy the requirements of the Diploma. The highest grade given to a repeat candidate is C+.
Application Closing Date: 20th March 2022
Under ‘Attachments’, you need to upload scanned copies of the following documents:
Pearson Edexcel A/L
Cambridge International A/L
*You can pay the application fee of Rs: 1,500/- online or by visiting to a People’s Bank physically, using the following account details:
Write ‘’Diploma in Polymer Processing Technology and Process Analysis- 2022’’ on the top left- hand corner of the envelope.
For further details, please contact,
Dr. Gayan Siriwardana
Diploma in Polymer Processing Technology and Process Analysis
Department of Materials and Mechanical Technology
Faculty of Technology
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Phone (mobile): (+94)70 3766830