Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgy can be defined as the scientific study of metals and its uses. Metallurgical engineering is credited with many developments within civilizations. Metallurgical engineers are those who find new ways to use metal in machinery and for other industrial uses. As a metallurgical engineering major, you may learn the fundamentals of all three fields, as well as the basics of engineering in general. We need metals to make our society function — metals make up important parts of cars, bikes, planes, buildings, even toothpaste tubes. Your knowledge of the production, design and manufacturing of these metals and mineral products can be rewarding and exciting. Co-op jobs during school can become jobs after graduation and the experience could make you a more valuable prospective employee.

A career as a materials engineer includes education and training in metallurgical engineering as part of a broader approach to career planning and development. You may specialize in college in this particular subset of engineering. This engineering job classification also includes ceramic and welding engineers. In general, metallurgical study encompasses the synthesis of raw materials in order to make various consumer, automobile and electronic products and even aerospace products. Students may also learn how to deduce the physical and chemical properties of various metals.

The field of engineering materials includes a large variety of materials such as glasses, polymers, semiconductors and intermetallics, as well as metals and alloys. Composite materials have helped enable the creation of new materials that have expanded the field of engineering and its possibilities.

Topics covered in Metallurgical Engineering

A typical four-year metallurgical engineering course would broadly constitute subjects such as

  • Mineral Processing
  • Metallurgical Thermodynamics
  • Metal casting
  • Iron and Steel Making
  • Testing of Materials
  • Foundry Technology
  • Engineering Accountancy
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • English

Other topics like environmental science and control systems are generally covered to make sure students gain all-around knowledge about engineering concepts. Even though the curriculum of various colleges undergoes slight changes, the overall objective of fundamental concepts is usually similar.

Some institutes offer a five-year integrated course of a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Material Engineering.

Metallurgical Engineering Colleges

Some metallurgical engineering colleges in India offering a B.Tech. or B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering or Metallurgy and Materials Engineering are given below.

Andhra University College of Engineering

Bengal Engineering and Science University - Shibpur

BIT Sindri - Dhanbad

Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay

National Institute of Technology - Durgapur

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) - Varanasi

Programs are subject to change, it is advisable to check directly with a school for current program availability.

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