Metallurgical Engineering is the study of metals, mining and extraction of metals and, as well as how metals react to environmental changes or stress.
Metallurgical Engineers investigate and examine the properties of metals such as iron, aluminium, nickel, steel, and copper and use them to produce a range of useful products and materials with required properties.
What do Metallurgical Engineers do?
Design and improve the processes used to extract the metal from ore
Find out ways to improve the characteristics of metals i.e. strength, malleability etc…
Use different metals to produce innovative and required material
Perform experiments to determine strengths and weaknesses of metals
Oversee mineral extraction processes
Develops new alloys (mixtures of metals)
Test Metals and materials for ensuring quality
Examine the physical structure and behavior of metals;
Cast the metals into desired shapes through casting, rolling,
Design metal components and prototypes.
Scope of Metallurgical Engineering in Pakistan
Metallurgical Engineering has a good scope in Pakistan. It is a vast field that deals with all types of manufacturing industries and also where metals or their alloys are used. Metallurgy and material engineering has the great scope in the country. Students should be encouraged to explore opprotunities in this innovative and basic field of engineering to make their future bright. Graduates find job in different industries and factories. List of Job sectors of Metallurgical engineering is given below.
steel and stainless steel manufacturers
miners and refiners of metals such as aluminium and copper;
copper manufacturers who produce semi-finished products such as wire and sheet, as well as finished products
Defense industries (Ammunition/Weaponry)
Public and private laboratories
Atomic plants (Uranium extraction & Enrichment)
Alloys making industries
Heavy construction firms (Dams, bridges and skyscrapers)
Surgical instruments manufacturing factories
specialist producers of precious metals like gold and silver; foundries producing iron and steel castings;
Related Fields of Metallurgical Engineering
Many fields are related to Metallurgical Engineering. If you cannot find a university near you offering metallurgical engineering you can seek admission in the following fields:
Mineral Process Engineering
How to become Metallurgical Engineer?
There are three routes to become a Metallurgical Engineer
Complete BSc Engg degree in Metallurgical Engineering
Complete BSc Engg degree in one of the related fields i.e. Chemical, Mining, Mineral Process engineering …
DAE/B.Tech in chemical or mining Technology or related fields
Admission criteria for Metallurgical Engineering in Pakistan
Minimum 60% Marks in FSc Pre-Engineering
Passing Entry Test
Merit ranges from 75-79% in Government Universities