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The Department of Engineering Mathematics was established in 1965, is attached to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The principal goal of the department is to provide engineering undergraduates with the mathematics necessary for their Bachelors of Engineering degree. The department is proud of the strong undergraduate teaching programme, which is continuously in the process of being reviewed and improved.

The department is also committed to fostering postgraduate education and offers the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Mathematics and Postgraduate Diploma / MScEng in Industrial Engineering. The department staff is also involved in supervising MPhil and PhD level research related to Engineering Mathematics.

Some of the areas in which the department staff is active in research are operational research, statistics, systems modeling, control theory, nonlinear dynamics and decision theory. A particular emphasis is given to applicable mathematics, in the sense of utilizing mathematical techniques for applications in problems specific to a developing country.