Metallurgical is here to prepare you for development and application of new materials, which range from a new generation of superconductors to sophisticated high-temperature alloys.


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Message from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at The University of Alabama. We are very glad you decided to explore our website and learn about the degree programs we offer.

It is our goal to prepare our graduates, through excellence in teaching and research, to be outstanding engineers well prepared to work in industry and able to attend top graduate schools in the nation and the world. Our graduates have distinguished themselves in many careers, holding a wide range of managerial, scientific and engineering positions in industry, government and education.

The MTE student professional organization, which provides students with membership to the American Society for Materials International, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), and the American Foundry Society, has received international recognition by winning the coveted Chapter of Excellence Award five times in the last few years.

If you have any questions, or would like more detail, please contact and I will gladly assist you.

Steve Daniewicz, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head

Department Updates

Site Updates News Feed

Open Foundry Days – Fall 2023

May 26, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Ramana Reddy on being named as a recipient of the Class of 2023 TMS Fellow Award.

October 25, 2022

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

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Program Objectives, Student Outcomes and Statistics

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:

Student Outcomes

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

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment and Graduataion 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.


It is the mission of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering to provide excellence in teaching, research and service to the state of Alabama, the United States and the world as follows:


The Department will provide an outstanding education that balances theoretical and practical instruction for the design, analysis and operation of materials systems. This will provide the state and the nation with outstanding engineers for scientific, technical, economic and societal development. Students will excel in an environment that challenges and nurtures their potential to become leaders in the global metallurgical and materials engineering community.


The Department will conduct world class research in the field of metallurgical and materials engineering. The research will encompass both fundamental and applied knowledge in the areas of synthesis, processing, structure, properties and performance of materials.


The Department will engage and serve society, industry and the engineering profession through the promotion of and participation in activities that advance knowledge of metallurgy and materials for the benefit of society, the economy and the environment.


To provide a high quality education in metallurgical and materials engineering with emphasis on student-centered research and scholarly activities, service to community and industry, and professional practice in metallurgical and materials engineering, all conducted in an environment that celebrates discovery and diversity.

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