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Metallurgical engineering

Role Model(s)


Metallurgical engineers research, control and develop processes used in the extraction and refining of metals.

Metallurgical engineers:

  • Use chemistry to separate valuable minerals and metals from surrounding rock
  • Come up with new metal mixes (called alloys) which are very strong and lightweight
  • Figure out how to process metals into sheets, fibres or other forms.
In your community: 

Metallurgical engineers are also involved in the initial evaluation of potential mine sites. If your community lies near metal and mineral deposits, as a metallurgical engineer you could help the band council make decisions regarding mining and mining rights in the area.


If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Exploring rocks and metals
  • Working with tools
  • Making discoveries
  • Working with people
  • Helping the environment

...you might enjoy Metallurgical Engineering


If you want to study Metallurgical Engineering you can go to the following universities:

Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

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