Metallurgical Engineer

 

 

OFO No: 214603

 

 

 

 

Other names for Metallurgical Engineer:

  • Alloy Design Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • Electrometallurgical Engineer
  • Extraction Engineer
  • Extraction Metallurgical Engineer
  • Flotation Metallurgical Engineer
  • Mining Process Engineer
  • Ore Processing Engineer
  • Physical Metallurgical Engineer
  • Pyro Metallurgical Engineer
  • Welding Engineer

 

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What is a Metallurgical Engineer?

Metallurgy is the science of metals and making sure the right metal is used for a job, or converting the chemical compound so it’s perfect for a job.

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A Metallurgical Engineer’s main focus is the conversion of raw metal to something useful.

They often work in:

  • Steel and iron industries
  • Copper or aluminium industries
  • Jewellery manufacturing (precious metals) etc

Metallurgical Engineers may specialise in mines or manufacturing plants, or work in both.

What does a Metallurgical Engineer do?

  • travels to various sites (some remote)
  • studies the properties of metals
  • performs experiments to determine strengths and weaknesses of metals
  • changes formulas so make metals stronger and safer
  • works on mines
  • determines where mining should take place
  • oversees extraction processes
  • develops new alloys (mixtures of metals)
  • liaises with other engineers
  • establishes safety standards
  • uses advanced equipment (xrays, spectrographs etc)
  • keeps up to date with scientific and technical data

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in engineering?
  • good at maths and science?
  • interested in metals?
  • a team player?
  • analytical?
  • an accurate worker?
  • responsible and reliable?
  • a good communicator?

How do I become a Metallurgical Engineer?

PATH 1

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry

or

Bachelor of Metallurgy Engineering

or

Bachelor of Minerals Engineering

  • These can be done at some of SA’s universities
  • 3 years workplace experience (registered as a Candidate Engineer)
  • Professional Review by ECSA
  • Designation: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the title Professional Engineer

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

 

  • ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (ECSA)

ECSA is the national body that regulates professional engineers.

https://www.ecsa.co.za/default.aspx

 

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Industrial Engineer or Industrial Engineering Technician

Is becoming a Metallurgical Engineer the right career choice for me?

 



Maths Required Qualification Required Science Required Work Outdoors