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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Program Description


The program of study for the Master’s of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is selected by the student in consultation with her or his advisor, and with the approval of the thesis committee. The program can be tailored within the framework of the regulations of the graduate school to match the student’s interests while maintaining the main theme of materials engineering and processing. There are three areas of specialization within the department:

  • Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Physicochemical Processing of Materials
  • Ceramic Engineering

The department is home to six research centers:

  • Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL)
  • Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC)
  • Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA)
  • Center for Welding Joining, and Coatings Research (CWJCR)
  • Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC)
  • Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM)

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC) also operates closely with the department.

A graduate certificate is offered by each department center—the requirements for the graduate certificate are:

  1. Be admitted to MME Graduate Certificate Program upon the recommendation of the MME department.
  2. Complete a total of 12 hours of course credits of which only three credit hours can be at the 400 level.

The specific courses to be taken are determined by the graduate advisor in the department center selected by the candidate. A cumulative grade point average of B or better must be maintained while completing these requirements.

Additional program information is available at the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering website.

Doctor of Philosophy

  •  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Master of Engineering

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Master of Science

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with quantitative section score of 1XX or higher (or 650 on the old scale). Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of 79 or higher (or 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test) is required. In lieu of a TOEFL score, an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher will be accepted.
  • Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and an official undergraduate transcript.
  • MLGN500. PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN501. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN503. CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN504. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN505. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN506. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN509. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with CHGN410,
  • MLGN511. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIALS PROCESSING I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN555,
  • MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN517. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMICS SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN521. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIAL PROCESSING II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLUTION CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN531. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with CBEN435,CBEN535,CHEN435,CHEN535,PHGN435,PHGN535,
  • MLGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYNTHESIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOSITES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN555. POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS COLLOQUIUM. 1.0 Semester Hr.
    Equivalent with BELS555,CBEN555,CHEN555,CHGN555,
  • MLGN561. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN563. POLYMER ENGINEERING: STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN565. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN569. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with CHEN569,EGGN569,MTGN569,
  • MLGN570. BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN572. BIOMATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with MTGN572,
  • MLGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN591. MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN592. ADVANCED MATERIALS KINETICS AND TRANSPORT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN593. BONDING, STRUCTURE, AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN599. CASE STUDY MATERIALS SCIENCE. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • MLGN607. CONDENSED MATTER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN625. MOLECULAR SIMULATION METHODS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN634. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN635. POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN648. CONDENSED MATTER II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN673. STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MLGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • MLGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT. 1-15 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN501. MME GRADUATE SEMINAR. 0.5 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN505. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND DIFFRACTION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN511. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS. 1-3 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN512. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS. 1-3 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN514. DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN516. MICROSTRUCTURE OF CERAMIC SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN517. REFRACTORIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLUTION CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN528. EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY OF COPPER, GOLD AND SILVER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN529. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN530. ADVANCED IRON AND STEELMAKING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN531. THERMODYNAMICS OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN532. PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING I – COMMINUTION AND PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN533. PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING II – APPLIED SEPARATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN534. CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN535. PYROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN536. OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF METALLURGICAL SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN537. ELECTROMETALLURGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN538. HYDROMETALLURGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN539. PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS PROCESSING REACTOR DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN541. INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OF METALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN542. ALLOYING THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND PHASE STABILITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN543. THEORY OF DISLOCATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN544. FORGING AND DEFORMATION MODELING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN546. CREEP AND HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN547. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN548. TRANSFORMATIONS IN METALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN549. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FERROUS ALLOYS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN551. ADVANCED CORROSION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOSITES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN553. STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN554. OXIDATION OF METALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN555. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN556. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN557. SOLIDIFICATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN560. ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAILURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN561. PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALLOYS FOR AEROSPACE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN564. ADVANCED FORGING AND FORMING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN565. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN569. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with CBEN569,CHEN569,EGGN569,MEGN569,MLGN569,
  • MTGN570. BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with BELS570,
  • MTGN571. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN572. BIOMATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with MLGN572
  • MTGN580. ADVANCED WELDING METALLURGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN581. WELDING HEAT SOURCES AND INTERACTIVE CONTROLS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN582. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WELDED JOINTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN583. PRINCIPLES OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND EVALUATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN584. NON-FUSION JOINING PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN586. DESIGN OF WELDED STRUCTURES AND ASSEMBLIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN587. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF WELDING AND JOINING PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN591. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN593. NUCLEAR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN605. ADVANCED TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN605L. ADVANCED TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN631. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN671. ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN672. ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN697. MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF COATINGS AND THIN FILMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • MTGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN700. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER OF ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
  • MTGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT. 1-15 Semester Hr.

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Priority: Dec 15, 2018

International: March 1, 2019

Domestic: July 1, 2019

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