About Us

The Department of Chemical and Process Engineering is a unique department of the university. With a friendly staff and stimulating atmosphere, the environment is conducive to a good learning experience. Situated quite close to the main entrance, the department buildings are located towards the West side of the university.

Our Vision

Delivering Chemical and Process Engineering knowledge, skills and innovation for a sustainable tomorrow.

Our Mission

The Department of Chemical and Process Engineering will strive to educate, conduct research and offer consulting services with dedication, devotion and commitment and aim to be a place of excellence through internationally recognized programs for the benefit of the society.

 What is Chemical Engineering

Chemical and Process Engineering is the profession in which knowledge of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and other Natural Sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop economical ways of using materials and energy for the benefit of mankind. Read More...


At CPE University of Moratuwa, research is an integral part of the learning process. Our students contribute to the field of chemical engineering through the research that they conduct. The main fields of research that our undergraduates and graduate students carry out are Food and biochemical engineering, Polymer science engineering as well as environmental and energy engineering. Read More...


The Department of Chemical Engineering was inaugurated by gazette notification on 15th February 1972. The program had its roots in the Junior Technical Officer's course conducted by the Maradana Technical College. The study program Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE) started its history with the first student intake in 1972 to Katubedda campus of University of Ceylon. Read More...

 Students' Life

Studying Chemical & Process Engineering at University of Moratuwa is a unique experience. Well, if you've heard that the work is hard, that's quite true. But with our friendly and helpful academic staff and students, it is a pleasure to be here. Read More...