Engineering Degree Program in China - Metallurgical Engineering

1. Introduction

Metallurgical Engineering is an application-oriented science that studies the extraction of valuable metals or their compounds from ore and processing into materials with good use performance and cultivates specialized talents in the scientific research and development application of metallurgy engineering, engineering design and implementation, technology breakthrough and innovation, new technology promotion and application, project planning and metallurgical enterprises management.

The development trend of metallurgical engineering technology is absorbing the new achievements of relevant disciplines and engineering technology to enrich and renew and deepen, establish an intelligent thermodynamic, dynamic database, to strengthen the study of kinetics for metallurgy and metallurgical reaction engineering research in metallurgical thermodynamics, metal, molten matte, slag and molten salt structure and physical properties, computer application gradually realize the optimum design of the system and automatic control for the whole process of metallurgy. Metallurgical production technology will achieve production flexibility, high speed and continuous, to achieve the full use of resources and energy, and the best protection of the ecological environment. With the appearance of new technology, new equipment and new technology, metallurgical products will play a more and more important role in supporting economy, national defense and high technology development.

Metallurgical engineering is closely related to many disciplines and promotes the development of each other. Metallurgical engineering includes: iron and steel metallurgy, non-ferrous metallurgy two categories. Metallurgical physical chemistry is the basis of the application of metallurgical engineering. The engineering field has close contact with material engineering, environmental engineering, mining engineering, control engineering, computer technology and other fields like physics, chemistry, engineering thermal physics etc. and promotes each other to achieve common development.

2. Field Scopes

The field of metallurgical engineering can be divided into two categories: ferrous metallurgy and non-ferrous metallurgy. From the research direction and the technical nature can be subdivided into:

(1) The theory and application of physical chemistry in metallurgical process and material synthesis.

(2) The comprehensive utilization of mineral resources and the environmental protection during the smelting process.

(3) The design and construction of steel smelting technology, technology, equipment and production system.

(4) Solidification processing technology.

(5) Simulation of metallurgical process.

(6) Manufacturing technology of pure steel.

(7) The analysis and synthesis of the steel manufacturing process.

(8) The principle, technology, application of technology, solid state ion theory and its application in metallurgy and materials.

(9) Wet metallurgy and powder engineering in the process of nonferrous metallurgy.

(10) The development and application of functional materials of nonferrous metals.

3. Training Objectives

The program trains senior engineering and technical personnel with solid basic theory and professional knowledge of metallurgical engineering, able to engage in iron and steel metallurgy and non-ferrous metallurgy field for product development and process design, production organization and management, technology development, scientific research and other aspect work.

4. Study Objective

The students mainly study the basic theory and basic knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals (including heavy, light, rare and precious metals) metallurgy, production technology and equipment, experimental research, design method, environmental protection and comprehensive utilization of resources, receive basic training in smelting technological development, engineering design, testing skills and scientific research, with the ability to develop new technologies, new processes and new materials, and industrial design and production organization and management.

5. Main Courses

Higher mathematics, linear algebra, probability theory and mathematical statistics, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, electrical technology, electronics technology, computer based, C language program design, computer graphics, mechanical design and principle, mechanical engineering, metallurgical studies, metallurgical principle, transmission principle, metal, metal materials and heat processing and properties of metal materials, metallurgy and materials physical chemistry, metallurgy of iron and steel, nonferrous metal metallurgy, material analysis, material analysis and testing technology, electrochemical corrosion and protection of metal and metal materials forming processing, industrial ecology, functional materials, inorganic non-metallic materials, refractories, metallurgy research methods and metallurgical quality analysis, etc.

6. Practice Teaching

Metalworking practice, cognition practice, production practice, experiment, computer operation experiment, curriculum design, graduation practice and graduation design.

7. Knowledge and Skills

1). Master the basic knowledge and skills of drawing, mechanical, electrical and electronic technology and computer application required by the program;

2). Master the basic theory and production process knowledge of ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy process;

3). With the basic knowledge of ferrous and nonferrous metal metallurgy production organization, technology and economy, scientific management, environmental safety and the basic ability of industrial design;

4) With the initial capacity of analysis of the practical problems in the production and scientific research, the development of new technologies, new processes, new materials;

5) Know science and technology development dynamics of the professional and related disciplines.

8. Employment Prospects

Graduates are suitable to go to large and medium-sized metallurgical enterprises, metallurgical equipment manufacturing, metallurgy raw and auxiliary materials production and sales engaged in product design, production, technology development, production organization and management, product sales, scientific research, etc.

9. Similar Programs

Materials chemistry, metal material engineering, inorganic non metal material engineering, polymer materials and engineering, materials science and engineering, composite materials and engineering, welding technology and engineering, gem and material technology, powder, renewable resources, science and technology, rare earth engineering and nonwoven materials and engineering


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