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Metallurgical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
The undergraduate program in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno trains students in three areas: mineral processing, extractive and physical metallurgy

About

The curriculum reflects these three areas to produce an engineer ready to work in industry, research, management and/or graduate school. The Nevada mining industry need quality engineers today and will pay excellent salaries and benefits.

  • Mineral Processing: The engineer takes advantage of differences in physical and/or chemical properties to develop, manage, and control processes for liberating, separating, concentrating valuable minerals or metals from ores.
  • Extractive Metallurgy: The engineer produces and purifies metals from concentrates and ores, plus metal recycling using hydrometallurgy (aqueous processing), electrometallurgy (electrochemical processing), and pyrometallurgy (high-temperature processing).
  • Physical Metallurgy: The engineer processes metals into products by various means, such as casting, forging, extrusion, and powder techniques. He/she controls engineering properties of metals, such as strength, hardness, and fatigue, by alloying, annealing and heat treatment.

Career options:

Metallurgical engineers involved in extractive metallurgy work in laboratories, ore treatment plants, refineries, and steel mills. Though steel, iron and precious metals are common; the metallurgical engineers can also attain specializations in aluminum, copper, metal fabrication, exotic alloys and applications, etc

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    119 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Circuits
  •  Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mineral Industry Employment 
  • Introduction to Mining Engineering
  • Computer Applications in Mining Engineering
  • Mining Methods
  • Introduction to Mineral Map Making and Mine Surveying
  • Materials Handling
  • Applied Fluids, Pumping and Drainage
  •  Mine Economics
  • Surface Mine Design

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Requirements:  If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.
  • You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7235 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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