As the name of the division implies, there are two different courses conducted by the division, namely Polymer Technology and Chemical Engineering Technology. Each course consists of two years of academic work and one year of industrial training.
Besides the National Diploma in Technology course, the division serves the industry to enhance the quality of their products by caring out testing and analysis. Also the division involves in projects to solve manufacturing/quality related issues in the industry with the support of students, which promotes industry- institute relationship.
Chemical Engineering Technology is concerned with industrial processes in which raw materials are changed or separated into useful products. The aim of the Chemical Engineering Technology course is to provide knowledge to the diplomates to serve any industry dealing with chemical and process engineering technologies.
Chemical Engineering diplomates will be mostly involved in design fabrication, operation, control, maintenance of plant & equipment and research work in industries such as petroleum, food, paper, salt, water and waste water treatment, production of chemicals, soap, detergents, fertilizer, polymer ceramic etc.
Polymer Technology course includes a study of the scientific technological aspects of polymeric materials, and their usage in manufacturing of polymer based products, characterization and testing of polymer materials and products. ‘Polymers’ include a wide variety of materials however this program concerns highly the technology of plastics, rubber, fibres, surface coatings and adhesives, and provides all round knowledge and skills to compete in polymer industry.
The fast growing polymer industry in the world enhances the demand in local and overseas for employees with sound academic and professional knowledge on polymer technology.
First year (30 weeks per year)
Second year (30 weeks per year)
Third year (Industrial Training 12 months)
A structured Industrial Training programme of twelve months duration is conducted under the coordination and supervision of the National Apprenticeship and Industrial Training Authority of Sri Lanka. Students are attached to two different industrial establishments consecutively for a period of six months each. They are evaluated at the end of each training period. Successful completion of the Industrial Training is a mandatory requirement for the award of diploma.