Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering

Within the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, VUT Research offers students the opportunity to complete a Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering. This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only and the curriculum consists of a research project with a dissertation. The duration of the course is at least one year of full-time study. A Masters course allows the student to expand on what they have learned from their time spent at University and develop into a research role for future career opportunities. The outcomes of research conducted by the graduate will contribute to knowledge production within the field of Metallurgy and Engineering. As wealth creators, Engineers play a pivotal role in the economy of any nation.

Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering

Build Your Future In Metallurgy Engineering

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Metallurgy Processes -investigates the domain of materials science and engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their inter-metallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys.
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Metallurgy Engineering Course Requirements

In order for students to complete a Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering they need to have achieved the following:

  • Postgraduate Diploma / Honours / or equivalent in Engineering: Metallurgy with an average of 65%
  • Proof of successful completion of a Vaal University of Technology approved course in Research Methodology

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

A Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the subject. Achieving this degree is a great achievement and sets a biotechnologist in good stead in their future endeavours.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Career Opportunities

Graduates who have completed a Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering can advance their career from a technologist in Physical Metallurgy or Extractive Metallurgy to that of a research position within the field of Metallurgy Engineering. Being within the research field will enable graduates to assist with the development and bettering of existing technologies and assist with knowledge production within this field. Students will be equipped to conduct research on their own or as part of a team and produce outcomes that can be used effectively. Graduates are able to design and implement effective research programmes and get the very best out of the results. These skills are valuable in today’s engineering industry nationally and internationally and will open many doors for our postgraduate students going forward.

Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering