The Metallurgical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Mission Statement

The mission of the Metallurgical Engineering program at the University of Utah is to create an environment through teaching, research, and service that:

  1. allows training of metallurgical engineering undergraduate and graduate students with the broad technical knowledge, critical thinking abilities, communication skills, social consciousness, and integrity necessary to become outstanding engineers and scientists in industry and academia,
  2. facilitates generation of new knowledge, and
  3. provides supporting service through consulting or other avenues to industry, government and general public.

The central theme of the program is the study of all aspects of metallic materials, from their initial recovery and production through their development, manufacture, and use. The primary academic goals of the program include undergraduate and graduate education as well as research training of undergraduate and graduate students. The program strives to produce graduates with the necessary breadth of technical skills in extraction, process and plant design, and development, characterization, and manufacture of all metallic materials and components, that will make them strong competitors in the job market created by the mining, metallurgical, materials, manufacturing, and electronics industries. The program offers exceptional opportunities for graduate students to undertake research in a wide range of fields at a level that extends the frontiers of knowledge.

Program Educational Objectives

For the B.S degree in Metallurgical Engineering, the Program Educational Objectives are:

  1. Graduates will be practicing professionals or engaged in graduate/advanced studies in metallurgical engineering or related areas.
  2. Graduates will continue to expand their knowledge and capabilities and contribute effectively to their chosen profession and to society.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate technical and interpersonal skills that promote success in their career.

Student Outcomes

The following student outcomes of the curriculum are assessed in order to meet Metallurgical Engineering B.S. Degree Program Educational Objectives

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6. A ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
8. An ability to understand structure, properties, processing, and performance relationships.

Department Statistical Information

Student Enrollment Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Pre Major 1 4 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 TBD
Bachelor 62 49 47 52 48 44 40 42 33 31 28 TBD
Master 17 19 19 15 16 8 8 10 10 7 8 TBD
Doctorate 34 31 32 29 25 29 28 23 29 20 20 TBD
Totals 114 103 101 96 89 82 76 77 62 59 56 TBD


Degrees Awarded 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Bachelor 13 9 11 11 7 4
Master 7 4 8 10 2 3
Doctorate 6 9 7 8 6 6
Totals 26 13 26 29 15 13

Information received from The Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis.