Master in Metallurgical Engineering

General

Program Description

Information for applicants

The study program is aimed at educating specialists for modern metallurgy and engineering. Initially, basic common theoretical courses are taught, suitably complemented by courses in, for example, materials science, management, and quality management. The study program also covers the subjects of iron and steel production, foundry and bulk-forming. The study program is characterized by the close interconnection of the pedagogical process with the often unique experimental basis and the use of computer technology in process modeling.

Key facts

  • Faculty: Faculty of Materials Science and Technology
  • Type of study: Follow-up Master
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Code of the program: N0715A270010
  • Title of the program: Metallurgical engineering
  • Regular period of the study: 2 years
  • Cost: 4000 € per year
  • Coordinating department: Department of Materials Forming
  • Access to further studies: The graduates may continue in a Third cycle
  • Graduation requirements: 120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
  • Mode of study: Full-time
  • Course structure diagram with ECTS credits:
    • 1. year / Winter semester: 30 ECTS Credits
    • 1. year / Summer semester: 30 ECTS Credits
    • 2. year / Winter semester: 30 ECTS Credits
    • 2. year / Summer semester: 30 ECTS Credits
  • Keywords: foundry, bulk-forming, iron and steel production

Graduate's employment

Typical graduate jobs include: technologist, researcher, manager, project manager, computer engineer, qualified reseller.

  • Specialists in the field of iron and steel technology (including its liquid processing and casting) in various metallurgical plants as technologists, plant managers or managers;
  • Specialists in the field of technology of casting of metallic materials into permanent and non-permanent molds (foundries of steel, cast iron and non-ferrous metals, foundries of gravity, pressure and centrifugal casting of castings) in the positions of technologists, plant managers or managers;
  • Specialists in companies supplying materials and equipment to foundry operations;
  • Specialists in the field of metal forming in various metallurgical and engineering companies (hot and cold rolling mills, forging shops including die mills, drawing plants, press shops, etc.) in the positions of technologists, plant managers or managers;
  • Specialists in companies involved in the distribution or further processing of metallurgical products.

Profile

Main goals:

  • Acquisition of basic theoretical knowledge that will enable a sufficiently well-founded approach to the issue of technical subjects from three technological areas - iron and steel production, foundry and bulk-forming.
  • Acquisition of relevant expertise and skills in the theoretical and technological aspects of the three areas of metallurgical engineering with an emphasis on their thematic interconnection.
  • Training of an engineer as a metallurgical specialist, technologist, researcher, etc., capable of managing the above-mentioned areas technically and managerially, including methods of quality management.
  • Acquisition of general competences corresponding to the Master's degree - soft skills, language skills, presentation of results, etc.

Specific goals:

  • Understand the theoretical and technological nature of the processes of metallurgical processes, formulate Physico-chemical processes in the production of pig iron and steel, characterize the processes occurring during refining and the patterns of casting, crystallization, and solidification of steel.
  • Understand the principle of cast parts production using foundry methods, characterize processes occurring at the form-metal interface, characterize processes occurring during casting, crystallization, and solidification of castings from iron alloys and non-ferrous metals using experimental methods, computer modeling, and operational applications.
  • Understand the advantages of a comprehensive approach to studying the deformation behavior of materials in the coordination of forming, material sciences, computer, and automation, etc., preferably in a combination of experimental methods, computer modeling, and operational applications.
  • To learn to use theoretical and practical knowledge for individual technological aggregates associated with the production of iron and steel, including the application of knowledge and results obtained using modern laboratory equipment together with the processes of physical or numerical modeling.
  • To learn how to design a suitable casting process based on theoretical and practical knowledge, including the use of new and progressive methods and materials, in order to achieve maximum performance of castings with a minimal economic and environmental burden.
  • To learn the thought processes and methods leading to the effective utilization of the structural potential of both traditional and newly developed metallic materials in order to achieve precisely defined or extremely outstanding mechanical properties of the bulk formed products.

Graduate's knowledge

  • Demonstrates to an appropriate extent and detail the knowledge of iron and steel production technology, foundry technology and the technology of forming ferrous and non-ferrous metals at the latest level and knows their principles.
  • Based on the choice of study subjects and the topic of the thesis demonstrates a deeper knowledge of theoretical principles related to the technology of iron and steel production, foundry technology, or technology of bulk-forming of metallic materials.
  • Controls statistical data processing methods to an appropriate extent and is able to use advanced modeling methods in the field of steel production technology, foundry technology or forming technology at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of technical materials, non-ferrous metal production, thermal processes in industrial furnaces, methods of planning and quality improvement, and management economics.

Graduate's skills

  • He/she is able to independently solve tasks in the field of modern technologies of iron and steel production or foundry technology or materials forming.
  • He/she is able to broaden the use of modern methods of theoretical and experimental research in the field of iron and steel production, foundry technology or materials forming.
  • In solving individual tasks he/she is able to use methods of statistical analysis, modern physical and computer modeling methods and basic principles of managerial economics.

Graduate's general competence

The graduate has sufficient soft skills, is linguistically equipped with knowledge of at least one foreign language at B1-B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference, is ready for teamwork, etc.

General admission requirements: Master degree candidates

Criteria for admission

  • Bachelor degree (at least)
  • English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level)
  • Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)

Application documents

  • e-Application form
  • Copies of graduation certificates (Diploma and Diploma Supplement or Transcript of Records)
  • Recognition document of graduation certificate - official document to say that the degree is recognized in the Czech Republic
  • Payment of Registration Fee 500 CZK per 1 study program, it is non-refundable
  • Valid visa and passport

Tuition fee

  • Tuition Fee is 4000 EUR per academic year, payable at the beginning of each academic year. It is non-refundable.
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

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Founded in 1849, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) is a Czech public university with a long tradition in high-quality engineering education and research. These traditional core values have been continually updated to reflect current state-of-the-art technologies and the ever-evolving needs of the industry. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern-day issues. Read less