Metallurgical Engineering
Updated on Jan 15, 2013 - 1:42 p.m. IST by Team Careers360
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About Course

Metallurgical Engineering broadly deals with all sorts of metal related areas. Apart from basics of engineering, the course equips students with knowledge of designing, manufacturing and production of various metal products that ranges from cars and bikes to buildings and planes. Some major areas of studies include Hydrometallurgy, Mechanical metallurgy, Heat treatment of steels, Welding metallurgy and so on.

Physical metallurgy, Extractive metallurgy and Mineral processing train students with problem solving abilities, ability to extract metal from ore and gathering mineral products from earth’s crust. These three are considered to be the major branches of Metallurgical Engineering.

Despite of the fact that there are very few seats in our country for studying the same, but there is good employment scope for graduates of this stream. Apart from huge scope in Research and Development of metallurgy, marketing departments of various firms look for Metallurgical engineers. In brief, any metallurgical company that deals with production, refining, and manufacturing of metal hires graduates from this stream.

Core Subjects

  • Chemistry

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry lab

  • Electronics Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories

  • Material Science

  • Engineering Graphics

  • Elements of Physical Metallurgy

  • Metallurgical Thermodynamics

  • Transport Phenomena

  • Mineral Beneficiation

  • Machine Elements and Machining

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Phase Transformation and Mechanical Metallurgy

  • Mechanical Behaviour and Testing of Materials

  • Production of Iron

  • Non Ferrous Extraction Metallurgy

  • Corrosion and Surface Engineering

Further Education

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For Bachelor programs in metallurgical engineering students need to passed their 10+2 in science stream with physics, chemistry and mathematics subjects and those are interested in further higher studies can opt for master programs.

Job Profiles

Graduates from this field are mainly employed in industrial sectors, manufactures metals, metallic products and find excellent job opportunities. Professionals in this career can also work in various labs and universities located in India and abroad.

Some job profiles are

  • Scientist

  • Professor

  • Researcher

  • Metallurgist

  • Welding Engineer

  • Plant Equipment Engineer

  • Ballistics Engineer

  • Quality Planning Engineer

  • Senior Process Engineer

  • Supplier Development Engineer

Top Recruiters

Major recruiters of metallurgical engineering:

  • Larsons Group

  • New Bharat Refractories Ltd

  • The Metal Powder Company Ltd

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd


  • Utkal Mineral

  • Tata Steel

  • HCL

  • Jindal Steel 

  • Steel Authority of India (SAIL) 

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