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Metallurgical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Missouri City, TX, United States
Metallurgical Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of two B.S. degrees offered by the materials science and engineering department. Metallurgical engineering is a broad discipline that studies metals production and recycling, the manufacturing of components from metals and alloys, the processing and treatment of metals to achieve improved properties.
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Missouri S&T has one of the largest and most comprehensive metallurgical engineering programs in the United States. It is the only such program in Missouri or in any of the surrounding states.

The field of Metallurgical Engineering starts with the production and recycling of metals such as aluminum, steel, copper, magnesium and titanium. Once these metals are made, metallurgical engineers design forming and processing techniques to transform these metals into useful shapes with the properties required for their application. For example, light-weight magnesium is cast to make cell phones, zinc-coated steel is stamped to make corrosion resistant auto bodies, aluminum is formed to make the strong but lightweight wings of jet aircraft, tungsten powder is consolidated and drawn into filaments for incandescent light bulbs, and steel I-beams are hot-rolled for the construction of skyscrapers. 

Although all metallurgical engineering students take the same basic required courses in metallurgical engineering, students can select several technical electives to emphasize their particular area of interest. Students are also encouraged to undertake summer and cooperative training employment to supplement both their academic studies and incomes.


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Metallurgical Engineering
  • Computer Application In Metallurgical Engineering
  • Metallurgy For Engineers
  •  Microstructural Development Laboratory 
  • Applied Metal Forming
  • Fundamentals Of Materials Behavior
  • Mechanical Testing of Materials 
  •  Metals Microstructural Development
  •  Introduction To Extractive Metallurgy
  • Transport Phenomena In Metallurgy
  • Metals Processing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • English: 4 units, one of which may be speech or debate; two units emphasizing composition or writing skills. Acceptable courses may be English 9, 10, 11, 12; English Literature; Speech; Debate; Journalism; etc.
  • Mathematics: 4 units (Algebra I and higher). Acceptable courses may be Algebra I, Algebra II/Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Math Analysis, etc.
  • Social Studies: 3 units. Acceptable courses may be World History, American History, Government, Principles of Democracy, etc.
  • Science: 3 units, one of which must be a laboratory course. Acceptable courses may be Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
  • Fine Arts: 1 unit. Acceptable courses may be Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Painting/Drawing, etc.
  • Foreign Language: 2 units, same language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26660 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26660 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8568 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Missouri City

  • 1036 - 1920 USD/month
    Living Costs

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