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Metallurgical engineering

Metallurgical engineers study metals. They get metals out of ores, develop new alloys and metals, and produce metal products.


Metallurgical engineers deal with the extraction of minerals. Extraction is the removing of minerals from Mother Earth.

Metallurgical engineers:

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

In your community

Metallurgical engineers check future mining sites for the value of the metals and minerals contained there. 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 like Metallurgical Engineering!

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