Degrees Offered

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.

Academic Advising

Office: CME 304

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. 


Learn about our extensive and well funded research program

Graduate Requirements

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Starting the Graduate Application Process

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