Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree

Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree


The Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the processing, properties, selection and application of structural and functional materials. Students will learn about crystal structures and structural analysis, thermodynamics of materials, transport phenomena and kinetics, phase equilibria and the properties of materials, as well as how to apply this knowledge in materials processing, the design and application of materials, and statistical process control and design of experiments. Students have the option of choosing one of four focus areas: physical and manufacturing metallurgy, ceramic and electronic materials, physicochemical processing of materials, and biomaterials.

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering website

The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and physics which contribute to building the knowledge base and developing the skills for the processing of materials so as to achieve specifications requested for a particular industrial or advanced product. The engineering principles in this discipline include crystal structure and structural analysis, thermodynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena, phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural evolution, mechanical behavior and properties of materials.

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Curriculum


Available Minors

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Explosive Processing of Materials

Suggested careers for metallurgical and materials engineering majors:

  • Ceramic engineer
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturer
  • Metal manufacturer
  • Metallurgical engineer
  • Semiconductor processing engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Research scientist
Heather Hoffman

Heather Hoffman

I chose Mines because I knew it would set me up for my future. The high-quality education and the opportunities available here make me feel prepared for my career.

Heather Hoffman
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Student

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