Metallurgical Engineering

What is it about?

Metallurgical Engineering majorly deals with all sorts of metal related fields. Apart from basics of engineering, metallurgical course equips students with knowledge of making, designing& manufacturing of various metal products, which range from cars and bikes to buildings and planes. Here, some major areas of studies include Hydrometallurgy, Heat treatment of steels, Mechanical andWelding metallurgy and so on.

Extractive metallurgy, Physical metallurgy, and Mineral processing, train students with ability to extract metal from ore, gathering mineral products from earth’s crust and other problem solving abilities. These three are considered to be the major branches of Metallurgical Engineering.

Despite of the fact that there are very few seats in our country for studying the same, still there is good employment scope for graduates of this discipline. Apart from huge scope in Research and Development of metallurgy, the marketing departments of various firms look for Metallurgical engineers. So in short, any metallurgical company that deals with manufacturing, making, and refining of metal hires graduates from this stream.

Main Subjects

  • 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

  • Chemistry

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry lab

  • Electronics Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories

  • Material Science

  • Engineering Graphics

Further Study Options

For Bachelor programs in metallurgical engineering students need to passed their 10+2 in science stream with physics, chemistry, and mathematics subjects, and those who are interested in further higher studies can opt for master programs in metallurgy.

Job Profiles

Graduates from this field are mainly employed in industrial sectors, metallic products, manufactures metals, and find excellent job opportunities there. Professionals in this career can also work in various labs and universities located in India and abroad alike. Some job profiles are:

  • Metallurgist

  • Welding Engineer

  • Plant Equipment Engineer

  • Ballistics Engineer

  • Quality Planning Engineer

  • Senior Process Engineer

  • Supplier Development Engineer

  • Scientist

  • Professor

  • Researcher

Placement Opportunities

  • Tata Steel

  • HCL

  • Jindal Steel 

  • Steel Authority of India (SAIL) 

  • Larsons Group

  • New Bharat Refractories Ltd

  • The Metal Powder Company Ltd

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd


  • Utkal Mineral


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Course Features

  • Video Lectures
  • Revision Notes
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Mind Map
  • Study Planner
  • NCERT Solutions
  • Discussion Forum
  • Test paper with Video Solution