Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical and materials engineering students are exposed to sophisticated equipment and computer technology in applications ranging from the processing of liquid metals to micro-electronic devices.

By learning the basic structures, properties and processing of materials, students can achieve success in a multitude of diverse industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics and basic metals production.

Program Educational Objectives

The University of Alabama Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has adopted the following objectives to ensure that our graduates are equipped to meet known and anticipated technical challenges in our profession. Graduates of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to:

  • Be successful in applying fundamental principles of metallurgical engineering to solve contemporary engineering problems.
  • Communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations.
  • Succeed in the global engineering professional community.

Student Outcomes

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alabama will demonstrate that its graduates have:

  1. The ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering principles to Metallurgical Systems.
  2. The ability to design and conduct experiments.
  3. The ability to analyze and interpret data and to prepare professional-style engineering reports.
  4. The ability to design metallurgical systems, components or processes to meet necessary specifications, and understand the fundamental principles of the structure, processing, properties and performance of metallurgical systems.
  5. The ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  6. The ability to identify, formulate and integrate the knowledge from each of the four elements of the field described in ā€œdā€ to solve materials selection and design problems.
  7. The ability to communicate effectively (Written).
  8. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering in a global economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. The ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  13. The ability to communicate effectively (Oral).

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

The University of Alabama Office of Institutional Research and Assessment maintains annual enrollment and graduate data for the programs in the College of Engineering. Please visit the OIRA Statistical Profiles website to find statistics for student enrollment, degrees awarded and faculty data.

For More Information

If you have any questions about the undergraduate metallurgical engineering program, contact Dr. Viola Acoff.