University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 22, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

Metallurgical Engineering, B.S. in Met. E.

The undergraduate program in Metallurgical Engineering trains students in three areas: mineral processing, extractive and physical metallurgy. The curriculum reflects these three areas to produce an engineer ready to work in industry, research, management and/or graduate school. The Nevada mining industry needs quality engineers today and will pay excellent salaries and benefits.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics, science, and engineering areas necessary to identify, formulate, and solve practical engineering problems.  The program will maintain compliance with ABET Accreditation.
  • demonstrate proficiency in engineering topics related to metallurgical engineering.
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and design a technically sound extractive metallurgical and mineral process in an ethically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner.  Moreover, students will be able to communicate plans, designs, and operational practices to mine representatives, regulators, and the public.
  • prepared for entry-level positions in the operations and management of metallurgical and mineral processes, or for graduate-level study in engineering.

Contact Information

Manoj Mohanty, Professor, Department Chair
Mining Engineering Department
265 Paul Laxalt Mineral Engineering Building 
(775) 784-6961

College of Science Academic Advisors:

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 127
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Units of Major Requirements at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) - CO2

  • (4 units) CO2
  • NOTE: Metallurgical Engineering students are expected to place in MATH 181 or higher. Students who do not place in MATH 181 may be required to take additional credits for graduation.

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10

The following recommended courses can also be used in the General Education Requirement:

C. Global Context Course - CO11

D. Ethics Course - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

F. Application Course - CO14

III. Major Requirements (97 units)

IV. Minor Requirements (0 units)

V. Electives (0-3 units)

VI. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year