Metallurgical Engineering programs prepare individuals to apply mathematical and metallurgical principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of metal components of structural, load-bearing, power, transmission, and moving systems; and the analysis of engineering problems such as stress, creep, failure, alloy behavior, environmental fluctuations, stability, electromagnetic and thermodynamic characteristics, optimal manufacturing processes, and related design considerations.
Of the 139 Metallurgical Engineering degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, 67% percent of whom are men and the other 33% percent are women. Did you know that Colorado has more students graduating with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering than any other state? In fact, Colorado granted 46 degrees last year! The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering is $64,763.
Colorado School of Mines, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Missouri University of Science and Technology are three schools well-known for Metallurgical Engineering programs. In fact, there are 46 students at Colorado School of Mines pursuing a Bachelors degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
The highest paying jobs for Metallurgical Engineering majors include Architectural and Engineering Managers, Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary and Materials Engineers. However, another thing to consider is how much demand there is for specific careers. Positions that are in high need that a degree in Metallurgical Engineering can prepare you for are Architectural and Engineering Managers, Materials Engineers and Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary.