87. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
(Code : M5241)
Over the past decades, considerable efforts have been devoted towards an integrated understanding of the nature of processes involved in extraction and refining downstream processing, evolution of micro and macrostructure, various evaluation and characterization techniques of materials. A process engineer should not only have a sound understanding of the scientific principles of metallurgy, but should also have sufficient expertise in engineering areas like heat and mass transfer, equipment and process design, plant engineering, instrumentation and process control, etc. The present-day competitive environment demands modern metallurgical plants to operate at high levels of productivity and efficiency. The course is designed to produce engineers having an integrated understanding, who can contribute to process optimization and control, and design and development. There are ample job opportunities for graduates with specialization in the areas of production, design, development and research.