What is Metallurgical Engineering and its scope

What is Metallurgical Engineering and its scope

This course provides an in-depth knowledge of metallurgy and materials science aspects such as scientific principles of fabrication, phase transformations, mechanical treatment, heat treatment, structure-property correlations and service behavior of various types of materials necessary to formulate, solve and analyse critical engineering problems. Students who complete the course will be able to have a successful career in metallurgical and manufacturing industry, academics, research and development that meet the needs of Indian and multinational companies. This course will equip the students and they will be capable of solving unfamiliar problems through literature survey, deciding a suitable research methodology and conducting interdisciplinary/ collaborative-multidisciplinary scientific research as per the need.

Subjects of Metallurgical Engineering:

  • 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

Top recruiters:

  • 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)


  • Metallurgist
  • Welding Engineer
  • Plant Equipment Engineer
  • Ballistics Engineer
  • Quality Planning Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Supplier Development Engineer

Further career options:

Students who have completed their B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering can either opt for job or they can go for further studies. Students can enroll themselves for ME or M.Tech degree in Metallurgical Engineering.

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