Metallurgical Engineering, B.Sc. | South Dakota School of Mines and Technology | Rapid City, United States
48 months
Duration
14860 USD/year
14860 USD/year
10440 USD/year
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About

As a student of the Metallurgical Engineering program from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, you will study the processes that transform mineral resources and metals into useful materials that improve the quality of our lives.

Overview

What does a metallurgical engineer do?

Metallurgical engineers study and produce materials that power our bodies and our world. They transform metals into high-performance alloys, high-purity metals, and new materials used in all types of products including superconductors, advanced coatings, cars, aircrafts, and surgical implants.

Metallurgical engineers also conduct testing to ensure the safety of materials, develop sustainable materials and processes for recycling existing materials, investigate material failures, and create testing procedures to ensure materials can withstand extreme environments.

Some of the work you might do as a metallurgical engineer includes:

  • Convert raw metal into usable formats
  • Design methods for separating metal from the rest of the components
  • Design and direct testing procedures
  • Monitor how materials perform and evaluate how they deteriorate
  • Determine causes of product failure and develop ways to overcome the failure

Careers

With a Metallurgical Engineering program from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, you will have the opportunity to pursue careers in a wide range of industries, including:

  • mineral and mining industries
  • material engineering and processing
  • steelmaking
  • biomedical
  • electronics
  • automotive companies
  • aerospace
  • security and anti-counterfeiting technology
  • recycling, sustainable design

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Principles of X-Ray Diffraction
  • Printed Electronics: Materials and Processes
  • Nano-Structure Mats: Synthetic Materials & Characterization Techniques
  • Luminescence Spectroscopy of Materials
  • Heterogeneous Kinetics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application and the State of South Dakota application fee of $20.00. 
  • Academic credentials (translated into English). This includes high school transcripts and transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended.
  • English proficiency
  • SAT or ACT scores - Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 520 on the SAT or 20 on the ACT. If the SAT or ACT is not readily available in your country, alternatives will be considered.
  • Evaluation of academic credentials may be required- Check with the Ivanhoe International Center first before sending documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    14860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10440 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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