Bachelors in Metallurgy & Materials Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

About this program

The Bachelors degree in Metallurgy & Materials Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa is an education course in the field of engineering, specifically in materials and metallurgy.

Wits' 4-year, full-time Bachelors degree in Metallurgy & Materials Engineering focuses on the engineering principles used to concentrate, extract, and refine metals, carbon materials, and other materials, and also develop new alloys and materials like composites and ceramics.  In their first 2 years, students gain a solid foundation in mathematics, computer use, chemistry, and physics. They are also introduced to process engineering principles, mineralogy, and materials science. The second half of the Metallurgy & Materials Engineering course includes courses in extraction metallurgy, including hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, metallurgical process engineering, and mineralogy and minerals processing.

The curriculum of the Bachelors degree in Metallurgy & Materials Engineering concentrates on the structure and behavior of materials and their formation into usable forms. Education courses in engineering sciences, processing, and behavior of materials include:

  • crystal structures
  • structure and properties of materials
  • micro structure
  • heat treatment
  • welding
  • power metallurgy
  • materials processing

Upon completion of the Bachelors degree in Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, graduates are well-prepared to launch a successful career in technical management, specifically materials and metallurgy, or may choose to continue their education toward a postgraduate degree.

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University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
2000 Johannesburg
South Africa


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