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Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical engineering is the study of metals.

EDUCATIONBachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
WORK EXPERIENCENone
WORK ENVIRONMENTMining, metals, metallurgy
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ICONIC PEOPLE
COMPANIESCummins.INC
HIGHER STUDIESAmity University, Kolkata , Dev Bhoomi Institute of Technology
Metallurgical engineering is the study of metals. Combining theory and practice, degree programs cover the mining, extraction, design and processing of metals, as well as how metals react to environmental changes or stress. Students also learn fundamental engineering principles.
Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their inter-metallic componds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. Metallurgy is also the technology of metals: the way in which science is applied to the production of metals, and the engineering of metal components for usage in products for consumers and manufacturers. The production of metals involves the processing of ores to extract the metal they contain, and the mixture of metals, sometimes with other elements, to produce alloys. Metallurgy is distinguished from the craft of metalworking, although metalworking relies on metallurgy, as medicine relies on medical science, for technical advancement.