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.
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
October 25, 2022
July 28, 2022
April 13, 2022
January 12, 2022
September 2, 2021
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:
The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alabama will demonstrate that its graduates have:
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.