Metallurgical Engineering

 Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering


 The science that deals with procedures used in extracting metals from their ores, purifying and alloying metals, andcreating useful objects from metals.

Career description

  • Providing technical advice about the suitability of metals for different purposes
  • Making recommendations and advising about product feasibility
  • Undertaking new product research
  • Creating precise designs for components
  • Developing prototypes and innovative solutions to problems
  • Investigating corrosion and metal failure/fatigueJobs directly related to qualification
  • Metallurgist
  • Mineral Processing Facilitator
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Technician
  • Specialist Engineer
  • Laboratory Analyst



Exxaro, Anglo Platinum, Anglo American


An Introduction to Metallurgy by Alan Cottrell

The Deep Dark by Gregg Olsen

Bursary Opportunities

Exxaro, Sasol, Ekurhuleni, Lonmin Bursaries, Harmony Gold Bursaries, Spoornet, Merseta, De Beers, Gold fields, Anglo Platinum, Eskom, Afrox, Arcelor Mittal, Impala Platinum, Mintek, Samancor, SEIFSA, Transnet.

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