The UA Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering features nationally-accredited programs, affording students the flexibility to shape their academic goals to suit developing interests.


Metallurgical engineering crafts the materials needed for other engineering fields – from making the next alloy for space ships to aiding the medical field with antibacterial metal instruments, or even creating a new hyperconductive coating for microchips. Wherever metals are used, metallurgy has discovered their chemical structure and developed the methodologies for working with them.

From casting and forging to more modern laser cladding and 3D metal printing- the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering offers a diverse range of opportunities for undergraduate study. As a Foundry Education Foundation Certified School, our goal is to provide innovative and high quality programs that support the many and varied interests of our students.

What you can do in Metallurgical and Materials:

  • 3D metal printing (additive manufacturing)
  • Alloy synthesizing
  • Casting
  • Composite processing
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Extrusion
  • Fabrication
  • Forging
  • Laser cladding
  • Metal heat treatments
  • Metal recycling
  • Microscopy
  • Molten metal chemistry
  • Recycling metal
  • Strength testing
  • Temperature deformation behavior
  • Thin film studies for electronics
  • Ultrasonic processing
  • Welding


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 & Materials Engineering, Minor

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


If you have any questions about the undergraduate metallurgical engineering program, contact Dr. Mark Weaver.

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International Programs

The College of Engineering proudly supports study abroad through a variety of innovative and exciting programs, including faculty-led summer programs.

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Honors Program

The Department of Metallurgical Engineering offers an undergraduate Honors Program for students who seek to be challenged by both independent and team projects and receive additional distinction with their undergraduate degrees.

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Scholars Program

The University Scholars (BS/MS) Program is designed specifically for outstanding students to complete the requirements for both their bachelor degree and master degree in an accelerated five year period.

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