Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., M.S, Ph.D

What is Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is a core branch of engineering that deals with the study of minerals, their processing and their transformation. The program comprises various aspects of minerals including their mechanical behaviour, physical metallurgy, thermodynamics, kinetics etc. The programme prepares the candidates to deal with the production of various products using different materials and elements, whether they are electrical products, chemical products or simply metals.


Metals are the most recycled material on earth. Metallurgical engineers focus on the production of metals, metallic parts and the properties of those materials. Metallurgical engineers help make products stronger, more durable, lighter weight and more energy-efficient, especially when utilizing recycled materials rather than ores. Students will learn about the extraction of metal from minerals, wastes and recycled materials, the design of metallic materials that possess desired mechanical, physical and chemical properties and the production of components from selected metals and alloys.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Highlights

Course Name

Types of Course 

Duration 

Fees 

Diploma in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Diploma Degree 

3 years

Rs. 1 lakh

B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Bachelor Degree

4 years

Rs. 1 lakh - Rs. 1.5 lakhs

B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Bachelor Degree

4 years

Rs. 2 lakhs - Rs. 4 lakhs

M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Postgraduate Degree

2 years

Rs. 1 lakh - Rs. 4 lakhs

M.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Postgraduate Degree

2 years

Up to Rs. 3.5 lakhs



For Undergraduate Courses: 

Diploma in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course Name 

Diploma in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Type of Course 

Undergraduate Degree

Eligibility 

10+2 with 35% marks in both science and English

Admission Process

Merit-Based

Duration

3 years

Examination Type

Annual System

Fee

Rs. 1 lakh


B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course Name 

B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Type of Course 

Bachelor Degree

Eligibility 

10+2 with science stream

Admission Process

Entrance test/ Cut-off

Duration

4 years

Examination Type

Semester System

Fee

Rs. 1 lakh - 1.5 lakhs


B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course Name 

B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Type of Course 

Bachelor Degree

Eligibility 

10+2 with science stream

Admission Process

Entrance Test/ Cut-off

Duration

4 years

Examination Type

Semester System

Fee

Rs. 2 lakhs - Rs. 4 lakhs


For Postgraduate Courses

M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course Name 

M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Type of Course 

Postgraduate Degree

Eligibility 

B.E. /B. Tech. in Metallurgy / Materials Science/ Materials Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Production / Ceramic Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Manufacturing Engineering/ Polymer Engineering/ Nanotechnology with minimum 50% marks

Admission Process

Entrance Test

Duration

2 years

Examination Type

Semester System

Fee

Rs. 1 lakh - Rs. 4 lakhs


M.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course Name 

M.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Type of Course 

Postgraduate Degree

Eligibility 

B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent with minimum 55% marks

Admission Process

Entrance Test

Duration

2 years

Examination Type

Semester System

Fee

Up to Rs. 3.5 lakhs


What Does a Metallurgical Graduate Do?

Metallurgists develop different ways of processing metals and converting them into products which are useful for humans. They study the science of metals and also conduct various types of research in the respective field. They primarily work in the iron and steel industrial areas and research laboratories. Metallurgists are material scientists who specialize in metals such as steel, aluminium, iron, copper etc. They also work with alloys to create other elements to create different types of materials. They are also known as material science engineers or metallurgical engineers.

 

The metallurgical field is extremely diverse and there are numerous employment opportunities available for metallurgists in every industry and enterprise that is into production, buying, selling or manufacturing of metals or metallic products. Metallurgists are also found in the R&D department of various industries and factory units. There is a great demand for metallurgy professionals in industries as the world today cannot function without the plentiful supply of metal and alloys. This is one of the reasons that metallurgists command good salaries. Apart from this, they can find relevant employment opportunities in Public Sector Units (PSUs).

 


Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) - Requirements

  • Eligibility Criteria for admission in Diploma in  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Candidates needs to pass in Class X or its equivalent examination with 35% in each of the subjects with Science and Mathematics. The student must have studied English as one of the subjects in Class X.

  • Eligibility Criteria for admission in B.Tech in  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Candidates should have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subjects such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, it is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).

  • Eligibility Criteria for admission in B.E. in  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Candidates should have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subjects such as biology, maths and chemistry.

  • Eligibility Criteria for admission in M.Tech in  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Candidate should have done nanotechnology from any recognized university obtained through 10+2+4 system of education. The minimum percentage required is 50% (differs from institute to institute) in aggregate or equivalent CGPA in graduation. A relaxation of 5% marks is given for reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) candidates. Students in the last semester of their graduation are also eligible to apply for the course.

  • Eligibility Criteria for admission in M.E. in  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Candidates should have scored B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent with minimum 55% marks. Some reputed colleges and universities conduct entrance examination for admission to the M.E. degree course.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Admission Process

  • For Diploma in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Admission to the Diploma in metallurgical and materials engineering course depends on a candidate’s overall merit or performance in the relevant entrance examination conducted by the respective institutes. This is followed by the round of interview of the candidate with a panel of evaluators. Admission process generally varies from institute to institute, while some colleges conduct entrance examinations also.

  • For B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: The admission to this course is through an entrance test conducted on a national level. Students are screened on the basis of their score in the entrance exam, group discussion round and personal interview round.

  • For B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering:  Admission to this course is based on merit-list or entrance-based followed by the personal interview. Most of the colleges select students based on the marks obtained in their 10+2 examination. Some reputable colleges conduct entrance exam along with the personal interview for admissions. Based on the student’s performance in an entrance exam and the personal interview, they will be selected to join this course in reputed colleges/institutes.

  • For M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Admission to M.Tech in Process Metallurgy is strictly done through entrance examinations (national/state level/university level) followed by a Personal Interview round. IITs and NITs prefer students who have successfully cleared GATE exam (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) and have a valid score. Few engineering institutes provide direct admission to the eligible candidates on the basis of their performance in graduation. Shortlisted students have to attend the counselling, once they successfully clear the entrance examination or meet the eligibility criteria.

  • For M.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering:   Candidates seeking admission for this course must have a Bachelor’s degree in B.Tech or B.E. with an aggregate of 55%. Entrance exams such as GATE are conducted for admission in IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). 

 

Top Entrance Exams for Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

JEE Main: JEE Main has two papers, paper 1 and paper 2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Paper-1 is for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses are conducted only online. Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B. Planning courses and is conducted only offline. The similarity between the two of them is that the question contains only multiple-choice questions.JEE Main has a fixed exam structure and is not subject to change every year. 


Some of the key changes in JEE Main (2020) are mentioned below:

S.No.

Key Changes

1.

From 2020 onwards, JEE Main will have three papers, one for B.Tech, second for B.Arch, and the third examination will be separately conducted for B.Planning.

2.



The number of questions has been reduced from 90 to 75 for each paper. It means that the students have to attempt 5 fewer questions from each section of the paper.

3.

Each section of the exam will have 25 questions carrying equal weightage to all. Though from this time onwards, 20 questions will be multiple choice questions and 5 questions will be numerically based.

4.

There will be negative marking for MCQs but numerical questions will not follow the negative mark scheme.

5.

The B.Planning paper will have three parts, Mathematics(like B.Arch), Aptitude(like B.Arch), and planning based objective questions.

6.

The newly introduced B.Planning exam will be of 400 marks with a total of 100 questions.

7.

The drawing part of the B.Arch examination which carried 3 questions up until 2019 will now have 2 questions carrying 100 marks.

8.

From this year onwards, candidates having a smaller number of negative responses will get an advantage in case there is a tie score.

9.

From this year onwards, NTA has set up more than 3400 practice centres in the country for the preparation of the exam.

                

JEE Advanced: Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Advanced is viable for the students who qualify the JEE Main examination. Therefore, a student needs to be thorough with their topics before attempting the JEE Advanced examination.


Some key changes in JEE Advanced (2020) are mentioned below:-

S.No.

Key Changes

1.

A total of 2.24 lakhs Aspirants will qualify for writing JEE Advanced. Last year, 2 lakhs students qualified for writing JEE Advanced (2020).

2.

As per the new format types of questions will be more descriptive.

3.

For the first time reservation for the PwD category has been raised from 3% to 5%.


MHT CET: MHT CET is an online entrance test examination conducted for admission into B.E./B.Tech courses. It is offered in 342 institutes across the state of Maharashtra. 


Highlights for MHT CET:-

S.No.

Highlights


Commencement of online registration and application process started from 7th January 2020 till 29th February 2020. 


7th march will be the last date to submit late online registration with late fees of Rs. 500.


Issue of admit cards will be on 5th April 2020.


The MHT CET exam will be conducted from April 13 to 17(excluding 14) and April 20 to 23.


The mode of examination is online.


The number of papers is 2:

Paper1: Mathematics

Paper2: Physics& Chemistry


The duration of each paper is 90 minutes. 


The paper contains only multiple-choice questions. 


The total number of marks is 100 for each paper.


WBJEE: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination or the WBJEE is a state-government organized centralized test, conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board for admission to many private and governmental engineering colleges in West Bengal. The examination is taken after the 12th class for admission to graduation courses. The exam can be given by those who studied science stream in 10+2 grade. The application form of WBJEE was available from October 18 to November 13. 


The facility for correction in WBJEE application form was available from November 14 to 16. WBJEE 2020 admit card was released on January 24 in online mode. The result will be declared in the form of a rank card. WBJEE will provide admissions into 114 participating institutes through the counselling procedure. Allotment will be done as per the rank secured in the examination. The answer key of WBJEE 2020 has already been released on February 17. Candidates were allowed to view and challenge the answer keys up to February 19 (11:59 PM).


Highlights about WBJEE:

S.No.

Highlights


The mode of exam is offline.


The number of papers is 2:

Paper1: Mathematics

Paper2: Physics& Chemistry


The duration of each paper is 2 hours.


The number of questions is 155


The application fee of WBJEE 2020 has increased. General category candidates will now have to pay Rs. 700 while SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates will have to pay Rs. 500.

 

GATE: The exam is organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. It is a national level entrance exam conducted to offer admission into M.Tech and M.Sc programmes in Engineering, Technology and Architecture fields. Also, candidates can get admission into various branches of PhD through this exam. Admission will be provided to the qualified candidates in various NITs, IITs, GFTIs, IISc and other renowned institutions. Using the GATE scores, candidates will also get recruitment in various PSUs for junior engineers.

 

Highlights about GATE:

1.

The registration has started from 1st september 2019.

2.

The last date to submit the online Application was 5th october 2019.

3.

The GATE exam was held on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020.

4.

The mode of examination is online.

5.

Total number of questions was 65.

6.

The types of questions will be only multiple choice.

7.

Total number of marks is 100.

8.

Total time duration is 3 hours.

9.

For MCQs and NATs, various questions will be of 1 or 2 marks. In MCQs of 1 mark, 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong responses. For MCQs of 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. There will be no negative marking for numerical type questions.

Scope of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in India and Abroad

Metallurgical engineers develop ways of processing metals and converting them into useful products. Metallurgy, the science of metals, is one of the materials sciences. Other materials sciences include physical metallurgy, ceramics, and polymer chemistry, or plastics. Metallurgical engineers, a subspecialty of materials engineers, work primarily in industrial areas, particularly in the iron and steel industries. Some work with other metals such as aluminum or copper.

 

Metallurgical engineers are also employed in industries that make machinery and other products using metal, such as automobiles and electrical equipment. Some work for government agencies or colleges and universities. The work of metallurgical engineers is similar to the work of metallurgical scientists, or metallurgists. Metallurgical engineers use complex equipment, including electron microscopes, X-ray machines, and spectrographs. They use the latest scientific and technological findings in their work. Metallurgical engineers are often assisted by metallurgical technicians.

Course Fees Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
UG
2.16 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Srikakulam Campus
35.50 K
B.E /B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
14.51 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at School of Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
11.36 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
PG
1.30 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
18.60 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
2.95 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
2.96 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at National Institute of Technology Rourkela
DOCTORAL
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Data not available
1.08 Lakhs
Ph.D in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi
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Data not available
1.85 Lakhs
Ph.D in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh

Course Subjects

For Undergraduate Courses:

Diploma in  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Engineering Mathematics 1A/1B

Materials Technology

Engineering Drawing/CADD

Engineering Mechanics

Manufacturing Technology

Electronics & Electrical Principles

Metallurgy and Quality Control

Automation Systems

Manufacturing Information Systems

3D Mould Design & Plastic Processes

Thermo-fluids

Quality Process Control & Management

Mechanical & Fixture Design

Micro-fabrication & Nanotechnology

Shop floor Monitoring & Control

Advanced Metrology & TQM

Integrated CAM & CNC Technology

Product Innovation & Rapid Prototyping

Project

-

 

B.Tech in  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Engineering Science Course

Core Course

Chemistry

Strength of materials

Computer programming

Heat engineering

Mathematics

Fluid flow and heat transfer

Engineering mechanics

Geology and minerals beneficiation

Physics

Electrical technology


Numerical analysis


Material science


Thermodynamics of materials


Testing of materials


Fuel and Combustion


Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Materials


Physical Metallurgy


Iron Making


Chemical Kinetics and Mass Transfer


Electro-Chemistry and corrosion


Steelmaking


Foundry metallurgy


Extraction of non-ferrous metals


Physics of metals


Solid-state phase transformation processes


Alloy steelmaking and ferroalloys


Metalworking processes


Material engineering


X-ray diffraction


Industrial management and engineering economics


Metal joining and powder metallurgy


List of Electives

Elective- 1

Elective-2

Theory of metallurgical processes

Advanced characterization

Light metals and alloys

Coating technology

Composite materials

Nanostructured materials


B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Chemistry I

Engineering Mechanics

Mathematics I

Physics I

Chemistry Lab

Computer Practice I

Workshop Practice

Physics Lab

Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mathematics II

Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories

Material Science

Engineering Graphics

Computer Practice II

Mathematics III

Elements of Physical Metallurgy

Metallurgical Thermodynamics

Transport Phenomena

Mineral Beneficiation

Machine Elements and Machining

Probability and Statistics

Phase Transformation and Mechanical Metallurgy

Mechanical Behaviour and Testing of Materials

Production of Iron

Non-Ferrous Extraction Metallurgy

Corrosion and Surface Engineering

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For Postgraduate Courses

M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Semester 1

  • Advanced Numerical Methods & Computational Techniques

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Advanced Powder Technology

  • Elective I 

  • Elective II

  • Lab Practice I

  • Seminar I

Semester 2

  • Phase Transformation of Metal Alloys

  • Advanced Metal Castings

  • Mechanical

  • Working of Metals

  • Elective III

  • Elective IV

  • Lab Practice II

  • Seminar II

Semester 3

  • Seminar III

  •  Project Stage I

Semester 4

  • Project Stage II



M.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Semester 1

  • Advanced Numerical Methods & Computational Techniques

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Advanced Powder Technology

  • Elective I 

  • Elective II

  • Lab Practice I

  • Seminar I





Semester 2

  • Phase Transformation of Metal Alloys

  • Advanced Metal Castings

  • Mechanical

  • Working of Metals

  • Elective III

  • Elective IV

  • Lab Practice II

  • Seminar II

Semester 3

  • Seminar III

  •  Project Stage I

Semester 4

  • Project Stage II

Careers in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical engineering is a diverse field of engineering and it provides a wide variety of career opportunities to young engineers who have an interest in engineering, technology and science. Metallurgical engineers are mostly required in every industry and enterprise that produces, buys, sells refines or manufactures metals or metallic products. In India young metallurgical graduates can usually expect some exciting career opportunities in government undertakings as well as private companies. Apart from opting for industrial jobs one can also join as a research fellow or an associate or a scientist or professor in various labs and universities located in India and abroad.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Mentioned below is the  list of some job profiles and companies that recruit metallurgical and material engineers:

Job Profiles at a glance

  • Production Engineer

  • Metallurgist

  • Geotechnical Engineer

  • Product Development Manager


Top Recruiters at a glance

  • Vedanta

  • Reliance 

  • Jaypee Group

  • Tata Steel

  • Steel Authority of India (SAIL)

  • Hindustan Copper Limited

  • Hindalco Industries Limited

  • Jindal Steels

  • Finolex Cables Limited

  • Cables Corporation of India


Job Duties of Metallurgical Engineer: conduct research and development, develop processing plants, supervise production processes, assure the quality of metal products, sell and service metal products. Write for technical magazines and trade associations. Metallurgical Engineers may also supervise the work of metallographers, highly trained technologists, and other assistants in conducting tests on metal to determine their structure for such purposes as quality control, the development  of new and improved alloys, and the development of better production methods. Some of the major career options and their roles to choose from after completion of the course are:


Job Duties of Metallurgical Engineer

Job Profile

Job Description

Production Engineer

The production engineer’s job is to plan the incoming material for heat treatment charges, and sample prepare the metallurgical evaluation.

Metallurgist 

A metallurgist’s job is to select equipment for mechanical equipment and also extraction of the ores.

Geotechnical Engineer

The geotechnical engineer is responsible for the engineering practices and extraction of minerals and ores.

Product Development Manager

It is a managerial job where the product development manager manages the initial processes in production.


Questions related to Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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what is metallurgical and materials engineering?

U. Janani 19th Nov, 2020

Hi Rohith!

The main objective of Metallurgy and Material Engineering is to study any kind of material, their composition, advantages, disadvantages, their applications, etc,. It comprises the physical metallurgy, mechanical behaviour like it's fracture point and more.

Material Engineer will study more about the specific material and change its composition of needed to make it more durable or suitable for the specific application.

This course can be done as a Diploma Course, Undergraduate Course or Post Graduate Course.

Metallurgical Engineers have scope in industries which manufacture machineries, automobiles, etc,. They also use latest scientific technology like X-Rays, Lasers and other Non-Destructive methods to know more about the materials.

All the very best!

99 Views

the dominant alloys in shock ressiting in steel alloy

NILUTPOL Student Expert 13th Oct, 2020
Hello,
In shcok resistant steel alloy, the dominant component is the silicon as it increases toughness and provides resistance. It also has better torsional properties.
Shock resistant steel alloy contains the following components
  • Carbon
  • Silicon
  • Chromium
  • Magnesium
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Lead

Hope it helps
268 Views

which one is better metallurgical and materials engineering or chemical engineering

saikumartumuluri1998 12th Oct, 2020
Hi
Chemical engineering is better option when it is with mineral engineering side beacuse it's is generalized branch when it goes to comparison. Placements are also more in chemical engineering than the other. Mineral engineering is also best at it's perspective.
Best of luck.
267 Views

how is placement for metallurgical and materials engineering in IIEST shibpur?

JAYA KARTHIKA RS 2nd Oct, 2020

Hello,

Placements are so good at IIEST SHIBPUR for metallurgical and materials engineering.

About 80% students are got placed.

Average salary is around 6.5 LPA

Highest is around 30 LPA

Lowest is around 3.5 LPA


Recruiting companies are TCS, Cognizant, Microsoft, Samsung, L & T .....



Please visit the link given below for further details


https://www.careers360.com/university/indian-institute-of-engineering-science-and-technology-shibpur/amp#referrer=https://www.google.com


https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/iiest-shibpur-placement-report-2018



Hope it helps

Good luck!

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metallurgical and materials engineering IIEST shibpur-- Vs--same branch in NIT?

Jainshahajal 2nd Oct, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

NIT is better than IIEST shibpur because NIT has better placement than shibpur.  Top Colleges for Metallurgical and material engineering according to colleges rank are:

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

National Institute of Technology Karnataka , Surathkal

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

National Institute of Technology Warangal

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology , Shibpur

National Institute of Technology Calicut

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology , Nagpur

Malaviya National Institute of Technology , Jaipur

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra

National Institute of Technology Silchar

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

To know more about NIT colleges for Metallurgical and material branch. I'm providing you a link that might help you:

https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/nits-cutoff-for-b-tech-metallurgical-and-materials-engineering

I hope this will be help you.

All the best for your bright future ahead.

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