Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering

The Department is currently the foremost metallurgical engineering department at tertiary level in South Africa. It exposes future professional metallurgical engineers to the full scope of the minerals/ metals discipline, ranging from minerals processing, through pyro- and hydroextractive metallurgy, to physical metallurgy, and welding and corrosion metallurgy. It prepares graduates for industry collaboration between all the sectors of the minerals- and metals-related disciplines. 

Degree programmes:

• BEng (Metallurgical Engineering)

• BEngHons with specialisation in metallurgical or welding engineering

• BScHons Applied Science with specialisation in metallurgy or welding technology

• MEng Metallurgical Engineering

• MSc Applied Science Metallurgy

• PhD Metallurgical Engineering

• PhD Metallurgy

Research focus:

• Industrial minerals and metals research

• Minerals processing

• Pyrometallurgical modelling

• Pyrometallurgy

• Hydrometallurgy

• Physical metallurgy and corrosion

• Welding engineering

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