Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering grants Bachelor of Science degree in the undergraduate program, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in the graduate programs.
The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is concerned with the generation and application of knowledge on engineering materials. It comprises such aspects as the extraction and refining processes, synthesis and processing of materials, factors affecting the internal structure of solids, methods of altering the structure and properties of materials and factors affecting the materials behavior in service. Materials are crucial in all other fields of engineering, since innovations in materials often lead to improvements in design or sometimes to the emergence of brand new products. In short, most fields of work or study have a bit of metallurgy and materials in them.
Materials of concern are metals and alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers and their composites. The undergraduate curriculum comprises a core program that emphasizes principles basic to all these classes of materials. It builds upon courses on physics, chemistry and certain aspects of solid mechanics with a series of courses on internal structure of solids covering both chemical and physical aspects and structure-property relations.
From the fifth semester on, the core curriculum addresses to career opportunities in metallurgical and materials engineering. These include the metal industries, ceramic industries and other small scale industries that normally deal with a variety of materials. Iron and steel plants, non-ferrous industries, rolling mills, foundries, heat treatment shops, glass industry, structural ceramics and electronic-magnetic ceramic industries, aerospace and their related small scale industries are only a few examples for the employment opportunities.
For the degree of Master of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, the students are required to take a minimum of seven courses apart from a Master's thesis. The Master's program involves 3 compulsory courses and seminars. Remaining courses are restricted electives which are taken by the student in close cooperation with their advisors. These restricted electives permit the student to specialize in their fields in an orderly manner.
For the Ph.D. degree an additional seven courses and a Ph.D. thesis should be successfully completed.
For integrated Ph.D program, the students are required to take a minimum of 14 courses apart from a Ph.D. thesis.
Graduate study in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is designed to present the student with systematic development of the fundemental scientific and engineering principles underlying materials phenomena and process operations.