Metallurgical engineering is a field of science that uses the principles of scientific physics, mathematics and chemistry as well as engineering processes to explain in detail and in depth the phenomena of mineral processing (including coal processing), extraction of metals and alloying processes, metal mechanical behavior and its relationship with microstructure, metal strengthening phenomenon, failure and degradation of metals. The three basic sciences are used in order to develop three basic sectors in Metallurgical Body Knowledge which include Chemical Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, and Process Engineering.
The scope of metallurgical field is very wide ranging from the processing of minerals, the extraction of metals and refining, metal forming and heat treatment, the design and operation of metallurgical systems to the phenomenon of metal failure due to mechanical load, and metal degradation due to interaction with the environment including its control, as well as recycling technology. Therefore, in its development at the Bandung Institute of Technology, the field of metallurgical science is developed by applying those basic topics in our integrated curriculum.
The curriculum of the Metallurgical Engineering Program is designed to provide a metallurgical graduate with the following competencies:
- An understanding and engagement to professional ethics, integrity, and responsibility.
- Awareness of the need and engagement in independent and life-long learning.
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.
- Knowledge of and ability to perform minerals processing, coal beneficiation and upgrading, metals extraction and refining, metals recycling, alloying, metal forming, heat treatment, and corrosion control.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems under certain constraints.
- An ability to design mineral processing plant, coal washing and beneficiation plants, extractive metallurgical plant, and alloy design.
- An ability to plan and conduct experiments and use modern engineering tools to solve engineering and professional-related skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of Engineering role in global, economical, ecological, and societal context.
- Communication skills which includes oral presentation, report writing, and debating.
- An ability to work in a team.