Metallurgical engineering involves a study of the structure, properties, processing and performance of engineering metals. You will learn about the extraction of metal from minerals, wastes, and recycled materials, the design of metallic materials that possess desired mechanical, physical and chemical properties, and the production of components from selected metals and alloys.
Missouri S&T has one of the few metallurgical engineering programs in the United States that offers instruction in the entire spectrum of metallurgical activities. It is the only such program in Missouri as well as any of the contiguous states, and offers emphasis areas in chemical metallurgy, physical metallurgy, and manufacturing metallurgy.
All instruction within the Metallurgical Engineering program is by full-time Ph.D. faculty, and all faculty members teach. Student teaching evaluations consistently place the department well above the campus average.
Eleven of our faculty supervised over $2.4 million in funded research, providing research opportunities not only for graduate students, but also a number of undergraduates.
Facilities & Technology
Instructional laboratories include a working foundry and an electron microscopy facility with two scanning electron microscopes and one transmission scope. Newly-arrived equipment includes an industrial scale friction-stir welder, resistance melting furnace, spark spectrographic analyzer, a sputtering unit, and thermal spray units.