About the Metallurgical Engineering Graduate ProgramGraduate Student Manual for Metallurgical Engineering 2020-2021 Graduate Student Manual for Metallurgical Engineering
The Department of Metallurgical Engineering is part of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and offers
- Master of Engineering (M.E.),
- Master of Science (M.S.), and
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
It typically takes two years to complete a Master’s degree and four years to complete a Ph.D.
General Areas of Research
Faculty and students are typically engaged in the following general areas:
- Mineral processing: fracture characteristics of particles, comminution, mathematical modeling of specific processes, fluid dynamics of specific operations, flotation, surface chemistry, and novel designs.
- Hydrometallurgy: metal extraction, concentration, purification, electrodeposition, and corrosion.
- Pyrometallurgy: thermodynamics, kinetics and modeling of high-temperature chemical processes.
- Physical metallurgy: powder metallurgy, nondestructive metal failure detection, magnetic materials, rapid solidification.
- Synthesis and processing of advanced inorganic materials: nanosized and nanostructured materials, magnetic materials.
Specific research topics vary every year. See Faculty for individual research specialties and current projects. <!– See Research and Facilities for a description of some of the department’s laboratories.
Each student will establish a supervisory committee which consists of three faculty members. In compliance with The Graduate School’s policy, the supervisory committee chair must be a regular faculty at the University of Utah. The majority of the committee members must be tenure line faculty in the MSE department. The supervisory committee is responsible for approving the student’s academic program, preparing and judging the qualifying examinations, approving the dissertation subject and final dissertation, and administering and judging the final oral examination.
Materials Science and Engineering Department Forms
Graduate School Forms
Tuition Benefit Forms
The following process is recommended to help students prepare for graduation:
- During the semester before your graduation date, students should check their Electronic Graduate Record File in CIS. For more information on how to access the Electronic Graduate Record File click here.
- If students have questions or issues surrounding graduation, they should make an appointment with the MSE Academic Advisor. It is important that you communicate with the Academic Advisor about your intended graduation date and progress.
In order to graduate, students must meet all of the University of Utah requirements as well as the department requirements for graduation.
Our students’ success and well-being are paramount in providing a world-class education. Take advantage of the numerous resources and services created to help students of all kinds prosper during their time at the U. For a list of complete resources click here.
- Office of Undergraduate Research
- International Center
- Learning Abroad
- Counseling Center
- Dean of Students
- Disability Services
- Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action
- LGBT Resource Center
- Student Wellness
- Veterans Support Center
- Women’s Resource Center
- Leave of Absence
- Marriott Library Research MSE Database
Safety and Wellness
Your safety is our top priority. In an emergency, dial 911 or seek a nearby emergency phone (throughout campus). Report any crimes or suspicious people to 801-585-COPS; this number will get you to a dispatch officer at the University of Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS; dps.utah.edu). If at any time, you would like to be escorted by a security officer to or from areas on campus, DPS will help — just give a call.
The University of Utah seeks to provide a safe and healthy experience for students, employees, and others who make use of campus facilities. In support of this goal, the University has established confidential resources and support services to assist students who may have been affected by harassment, abusive relationships, or sexual misconduct. A detailed listing of University Resources for campus safety can be found at https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/campussafety.php
Your well-being is key to your personal safety. If you are in crisis, call 801-587-3000; help is close.
The university has additional excellent resources to promote emotional and physical wellness, including the Counseling Center (https://counselingcenter.utah.edu), the Wellness Center (https://wellness.utah.edu), and the Women’s Resource Center (https://womenscenter.utah.edu). Counselors and advocates in these centers can help guide you to other resources to address a range of issues, including substance abuse and addiction.