Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

The technology involves converting natural mineral resources into useful products for society. Using engineering principles, metallurgists process ores to concentrate, extract, and refine valuable components. They are also involved in the design, development and operational evaluation of metal components for structural and moving systems. Metallurgical engineers are trained in three areas:

  • Mineral Processing,
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Physical Metallurgy


Students will be assigned a faculty advisor upon entering the program by the department chairman. Changes in faculty advisor can be made at the request of either the student or the faculty member at any time. Advisement is required of all students prior to the start of each semester. It is the student's responsibility to discuss and adhere to the course of study agreed upon with the advisor.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, contact:

Liz Ball
Coordinator of Student Recruitment
(775) 327-2056

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Contact Mining Engineering Department

Phone (775) 784-6961
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