This major provides a broad and thorough education in chemical engineering and specialist skills in metallurgy courses.
Metallurgical engineers play a key role in ensuring a sustainable society. Almost everything in the material world, including our major energy sources, is derived from minerals or a combination of recycled metals and materials.
Metallurgical engineers develop, design and carry out sustainable processes that transform raw materials into useful, high-value mineral and metal products. As a metallurgical engineer, you'll also design metal parts, solve problems and work on major high-tech projects, with the prospect of international travel. Metallurgical engineers often work closely with mining engineers.
With your diverse range of skills and knowledge, you will be able to work in production operations, engineering design, consultancies, laboratories, marketing, finance and commerce, and in research and development.
Be in demand
- Chemical and metallurgical engineers play a vital role in developing, managing and improving the processes required to transfer ore into metal and mineral products.
- With a strong focus on efficiency and sustainability, these engineers are involved in the recycling of metals from crushing, extraction and purification through to product development.