Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


About

Materials properties form the basis of all engineering designs. Our 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.

The curriculum at The University of Alabama provides an integrated learning experience, which includes classroom and laboratory courses that enhance a student’s analytical, experimental, synthesis, and design skills for problem solving, that address their responsibilities to society and the environment, and that emphasize the growth of their teamwork, communicative and leadership talents.

Student learning is stimulated by modern facilities that include sophisticated equipment and advanced computer technology in which individual attention is the rule rather than the exception. Graduates of our department have distinguished themselves in many careers, holding a wide range of managerial, scientific and engineering positions across the country in industry, government and education.

Department Updates

UA Engineering Doctoral Student Places Third at Annual AISTech Conference

July 28, 2022

Mr. Greyson Harvill has been awarded a DOE University Nuclear Leadership Program graduate fellowship

April 13, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Monroe for winning the Distinguished Professor Award from FEF!

January 12, 2022

View the new MTE Graduate Studies brochure

September 2, 2021

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Degrees

Metallurgical Engineering, BS

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.

Metallurgical Engineering, MS

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering offers a master of science in metallurgical engineering. The program options include coursework only or by a combination of coursework and approved thesis work.

Metallurgical Engineering, Ph.D.

The doctor of philosophy degree program in the area of metallurgical engineering is conducted jointly with The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Materials Science, Ph.D.

The doctor of philosophy degree program in the area of materials science is offered in collaboration with The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Minors

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Minor

A minor in metallurgical & materials engineering requires the completion of 19 to 21 hours of MTE approved courses or their equivalents.

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