Professional Degree: Metallurgical Engineer

The program is designed for engineers who wish to do advanced work beyond the level of the M.S. degree but who do not desire to emphasize research.


Admissions requirements include Undergraduate engineering degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, and GRE.

Candidates must complete at least 30 credits of graduate work beyond the M.S., or 60 points of graduate work beyond the B.S. No thesis is required. For complete details on the requirements, please see: Essential Policies regarding the Metallurgical Engineer Program.

Core Courses

Coursework includes five core required courses and five elective courses from a pre-approved list of choices.

  • EAEE E4001 Industrial ecology of earth resources
  • EAEE E4009 Geographic information systems (GIS) for resource, environmental and infrastructure management
  • EAEE E4160 Solid and hazardous waste materials
  • EAEE E4900 Applied transport/chemical rate phenomena
  • EAEE E6255-6 Methods and applications of analytical decision making in mineral industries


Elective courses must be five courses at the 4000 or higher level from within the Earth and Environmental Engineering Department, the Chemical Engineering Department, Materials Science Program, or others as approved by the adviser. These include but are not limited to:

  • EAEE E4150 Air pollution prevention and control
  • CHEE E4252 Introduction to surface and colloid chemistry
  • CIEE E4252 Foundations of Environmental Engineering
  • EAEE E4256*
  • EAEE E4257 Environmental data analysis and modeling
  • EAEE E6208 Combustion chemistry and processes
  • Although not required, interested students may choose to complete up to six credits in MSAE E9259-60

* Course may not be offered this year