B.Sc. On Campus

Metallurgical Engineering

University of Utah

48 months
25200 USD/year
25200 USD/year
7172 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah involves the study, innovation, design, implementation, and improvement of processes that transform mineral resources and metals into useful products that improve the quality of our lives.


This includes processing materials, like metals and alloys, to extract, refine and recycle metals. Without metallurgical engineering, we would not have the components we need to build buildings, aircraft, trains, ships, or even mountain bikes. Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Metallurgical Engineering curriculum at the University of Utah consists of coursework across the three main areas of metallurgy: mineral processing, chemical metallurgy, and physical metallurgy. Additional classes cover topics like metallurgical thermodynamics, fluid flow, kinetics, and heat and mass transport, as well as the general sciences (chemistry, engineering, physics, and math). Because society is so dependent on metals, metallurgical engineering has become an increasingly important area of study: continued economic and technical progress will depend on further advances in metal and mineral technology. If you want to join the next generation of groundbreaking engineers, consider studying Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah.

The Student Experience

For a more enriching academic experience, consider completing an internship or undergraduate research project, allowing you to gain real-world experience while still in school. The Crus Scholar program funds undergraduates to work directly with metallurgical engineering faculty on hands-on projects for year-long appointments with financial support for travel to present at a conference. Outside the classroom, students can get involved by joining a professional organization or club. Options include the department’s Student Advisory Committee, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), or the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management student chapter.

Career Opportunities

A degree in metallurgical engineering will prepare you to pursue a career in a great number of professional fields—including metals extraction/processing, aerospace, semi-conductors, nuclear energy, manufacturing, alternative energy, recycling, and biomedical engineering. Our program requires students to select an emphasis from 6 options that will allow them to specialize in a sub-field of their interest. Undergraduate student in metallurgical engineering is an excellent pre-cursor to graduate study in a number of different fields including nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, and metallurgical engineering. Students with degrees in metallurgical engineering are also qualified to be considered for positions posted for chemical engineers and materials scientists, since similar skill sets are used between these majors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III 
  • Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 
  • General Chemistry I 
  • General Chemistry II 
  • Honors General Chemistry II

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


127 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete The Online Application
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Send Your Transcripts
  • Send Your Test Scores
  • Track Your Application Status

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12600 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12600 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3586 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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