Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering deals with all aspects of metal and non-metal processing and manufacturing. Metallurgical and Mineral Processing Engineering – Concentrations include: Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.
Master of Science (MS) in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing
Metallurgical and Mineral Processing Engineering – Concentrations include: Extractive Metallurgy – Mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, applications to recycling and environmental issues like recycling and waste treatment. Physical Metallurgy – Alloy/casting, brazing, biomaterials, aerospace materials, steel, and welding. Materials Engineering – Composites, ceramics, intermetallics, single crystals, glasses, and cement/concrete.
Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering deals with all aspects of metal and non-metal processing and manufacturing.
Mineral processing engineers have the responsibility of accepting ore mined from the earth, comminuting the ore until liberation occurs, and then removing the valuable minerals in the form of concentrates.
Extractive metallurgical engineers extract the valuable metals from the concentrates, remove impurities from the metals using aqueous or thermal chemistry, and then market the purified metal as a commodity.
Physical metallurgical engineers accept various purified metals and alloy them to control a number of characteristics including strength and corrosion resistance.
Materials engineers control the same characteristics but pertaining to plastics, composites, glasses, ceramics, etc.
Welding engineers join the various materials together but with minimal destruction of the integrity of the materials.