University General Course Catalog 2024-2025 (DRAFT) 
    May 30, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2024-2025 (DRAFT)

Metallurgical Engineering, M.S.

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The department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering with only thesis option. The students can elect to pursue in one of the following specialization fields, such as, physical metallurgy, extractive metallurgy, and Mineral Processing.

Contact Information

Carl Nesbitt, Graduate Program Director
(775) 784-8287

Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

The program aims to provide students with a strong foundation in extractive metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, and hydrometallurgy, as well as in more specialized areas of metallurgical engineering.  Students completing the program will have worked on a basic or applied research project that has an impact on metallurgical engineering practice, and will have successfully communicated their results through written and oral presentations.

Admissions Requirement

Please consult the Graduate School section of the catalog for general admission requirements.  The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.  The deadline for completed applications (online) for fall semester is March 15; for spring semester, the deadline is September 15.

I. Program Requirements

The program of study is approved by the student’s Advisory Committee.  Unless equivalent courses were completed at the upper-division undergraduate level, the program of study should include:

Approved Technical Electives

Approved Technical Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s Advisory Committee.  The following is a list of commonly recommended classes:

II. Program Total Hours (30 units)

A total of 30 credits required for completion including 6 units of thesis credits.

Undergraduate Prerequisites

A B.S. in an engineering discipline is recommended.  Applicants without an undergraduate engineering degree are required to pass of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as part of the Master’s degree.  This may necessitate taking basic undergraduate engineering courses that do not carry graduate credit.

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