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M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical and Material Engineering

M.Tech in Metallurgical & Material Engineering is a two-year postgraduate Metallurgical Engineering course. Metallurgical Engineering is concerned with the development, production, and processing of ferrous, non-ferrous, and mineral materials. It is the basis for innovative products and new technological developments in the fields of industry, technology, and medicine. The course focuses on materials design, including general research to ascertain the structure of materials and to  investigate opportunities for optimizing known materials (e.g. steel, aluminum, magnesium, glass, ceramic, etc)

Trends :

Growth in jobs in this occupation depends on the trends affecting the manufacturing sector and in particular the primary metal manufacturing industry, the use of new materials and the importance assigned to productivity by corporate management.


Subjects / Syllabus :

1st Sem

  • Metallurgical Thermodynamics & Kinetics
  • Phase Transformation of Materials
  • Professional Elective – I
  • Professional Elective – II
  • Professional Elective – III
  • Metallurgical Thermodynamics & Kinetics Lab
  • Phase Transformation Laboratory
  • Seminar & Technical Writing – I

2nd Sem

  • Advances in Materials Science & Engineering
  • Experimental Techniques in Materials
  • Engineering
  • Professional Elective – IV
  • Professional Elective – V
  • Professional Elective – VI
  • Experimental Techniques in Materials
  • Engineering Lab.
  • Material Science Lab.
  • Seminar & Technical Writing – II

3rd Sem

  • Seminar & Technical Writing – III
  • Summer Research / Industrial Project
  • Research Project Work – I
  • Research Project Review – I

4th Sem

  • Seminar & Technical Writing – IV
  • Comprehensive Viva – Voce
  • Research Project Work – II
  • Research Project Review – II
  • Dissertation


Eligibility & Admission Process :

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor’s degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.

Colleges offering M.Tech in  Metallurgical and Material  Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)
  • Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology – NIT Rourkela
  • National Institute of Technology – NIT Srinagar
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT)
  • Thapar University


Job Prospects & Salaries :

Metallurgical engineering is a wide field that offers lots of career opportunities for young aspirants. Metallurgical engineers can seek employment in industries and enterprise that manufactures metals or metallic products. Metal manufacturing industries such as Hindalco Industries Limited, Tata Steel, HCL, Jindal Steel and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) are the main recruiters of metallurgical consultants. In electrical industries such as Cable Corporation of India and Finolex Cables Ltd are the top employers of metallurgy scholars. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.

Some job profiles: –

  • Researcher
  • Metallurgist
  • Welding Engineer
  • Plant Equipment Engineer
  • Ballistics Engineer
  • Quality Planning Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Metallurgical R&D Lab Technician
  • Supplier Development Engineer

Remuneration: –

The remuneration of a professional mainly depends on the factors such as the company, job profile, qualification, skills and work experience. Students holding a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering can expect income around Rs. 15, 000 to Rs. 25,000 every month in the beginning stage. The salary increases with skills and experience. Fresh graduates from IITs and NITs get more salary as compared to other engineering colleges. Graduates working in abroad companies can earn handsome salary.




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