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
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
- automotive companies
- security and anti-counterfeiting technology
- recycling, sustainable design
Programme StructureCourses 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
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Mathematics General Engineering & Technology View 438 other Bachelors in Materials Science & Engineering in United States
- 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.
International14860 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
National14860 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State10440 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10440 USD per year during 48 months.
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