Diploma in Polymer Processing Technology and Process Analysis

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.

 

For Whom

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 or experiences in polymer processing with desire seeking entry to a professional career in polymer industry.

Eligibility

03 Passes in G.C.E A/L (SL) in one attempt in Physical/Bio Sciences/Technology stream
Or
03 Passes in G.C.E A/L (SL) and with experiences in polymer processing field
Or
03 Passes in one attempt including a minimum D grade for Chemistry in
Pearson Edexcel A/L or
Cambridge International A/L

Payment Plans

For Local Applicants;

Course fee total of Rs: 125,000 can be paid under two optional payment plans.

Plan 01

First, Rs. 75,000 (60% of the total amount) at the registration and the balance of Rs. 50,000 within 03 months of the commencement of the diploma.

Plan 02

First, Rs. 50,000 (40% of the total amount) at the registration and the balance of Rs. 75,000 within 07 months of the commencement of the diploma (before the End Semester I- Written Exam).

  • Please note that the total course fee payment should be received before issuing the final certificate.

Objectives

  • To provide fundamental knowledge in basic areas of polymer processing technology
  • To provide hands-on experience on several high-tech polymer instrumental analyses for plastic, latex, dry-rubber, raw-rubber, tyre and non-tyre products, nanomaterials, and related other compounds
  • To provide managerial, leadership, and other transferable skills for career development

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1 (THEORY)

• Introduction to polymers and polymerization techniques
• Fundamentals of polymer physics, solution properties, and thermodynamics
• Heat transfer mechanisms in polymer systems
• Statistics of Polymers
• Polymer rheology and mechanical properties
• Plastic processing technology
• Dry rubber processing technology
• Latex processing technology
• Tyre and non-tyre products manufacturing technology
• Applications of nanotechnology in polymer industry
• Polymer composites
• Polymer engineering and mould design
• Surface coatings and adhesives
• Polymer characterization techniques

SEMESTER 2 (PRACTICAL)

• Polymer identification, separation, and particle size analysis -practicals
• Thermo-mechanical analysis and establishing process parameters of polymers -practicals
• Evaluating physical and mechanical properties, establishing curing characteristics, and
viscoelasticity analysis of polymers -practicals

Number of theory credits     = 27 (27× 15 = 405 total theory credit hours)

Number of practical credits = 03 (03× 30 = 90 total practical credit hours)

Number of total credits         = 30

Lectures (online)/ practicals

Saturdays 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Sundays 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Evaluation

End of semester Iwritten 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.

Exam Criteria

The diploma in Polymer Processing Technology and Process Analysis is awarded to candidates who obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Repeat Examination

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+.

Career Pathways

For those who successfully complete the diploma, various employment opportunities are directly available at a spectrum of industries such as;

  • Plastic
  • Latex
  • Dry-rubber
  • Raw-rubber
  • Tyre and non-tyre products
  • Nanotechnology
  • Coatings and adhesives

 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:     DECEMBER 15, 2022

 

Application Guide

  1. Click on the link under the “Apply Now’’ section below.
  2. Login with your email and & password in your Google account.
  3. Fill in the required details under the following main sections;
    • Personal Details
    • Academic Qualifications
    • English Language Proficiency
    • Employment History
    • Attachments

Under ‘Attachments’, you need to upload scanned copies of the following documents:

      • Passport size colour photograph – .jpg or .png file
      • Birth Certificate – .pdf file
      • Results sheet (.pdf file) of G.C.E. A/L (SL) or Pearson Edexcel A/L or Cambridge International A/L
      • Any academic certificates (i.e., first degree, transcript) – .pdf files
      • English language proficiency certificates (if any) – .pdf files
      • Professional certificates (if any) – .pdf files
      • *Online payment receipt or bank payment receipt – .pdf file

*You can pay the application fee of Rs: 1,500/- online only at this stage. Unless, you have to visit to a People’s bank physically and pay the application fee of Rs: 1,500/- to the following account:

  • Account Holder: University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Account Number: 097100162315454
  • Bank and Branch: People’s Bank, Gangodawila Branch
  1. Make sure to read the last section ‘’Remarks’’ in the online application before submission.
  1. Once submitted, each applicant receives a copy of the filled application to his/her gmail address. Please print this filled application and send it along with the certified documents (mentioned under ‘Attachments’) through a registered post to Deputy Registrar, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Mahenawatta, Pitipana, Homagama. 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

Coordinator
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
Email: DipPolymerTech@fot.sjp.ac.lk

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