The breadth of training afforded to engineers specializing in the fields of metallurgical engineering permits entry into many exciting new fields of endeavor. The curriculum at The University of Alabama provides classes that develop the underlying scientific and engineering principles involved in these areas. We also offer a Pre-Med track for students who desire to enter medical school or to pursue other biorelated fields upon graduation. The student will be exposed to an integrated learning experience in the classroom and laboratories, involving lectures, projects, and problem-solving assignments. He or she will be stimulated by an environment of sophisticated equipment and computer technology in which individual attention is the rule rather than the exception.

It is the objective of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering undergraduate program to provide an educational experience that develops the fundamental scientific and technical engineering principles to prepare the student for the 21st century. Students receive an integrated learning experience, which includes classroom and laboratory courses that enhance their analytical, experimental, synthesis, and design skills for problem solving, that address their responsibilities to society and the environment. These experiences emphasize the growth of their teamwork, communicative and leadership skills.

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Students may then choose to continue their education by pursuing a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree. Students majoring in other engineering and science disciplines may also pursue a Minor in metallurgical engineering.

Our graduates are employed in almost every engineering-related industry. Our recent graduates are employed in the aerospace, semiconductor chip, oil and petroleum, automotive, power and metal casting industries. Our graduates are also employed in government labs.

Our graduates have distinguished themselves in many careers, holding a wide range of managerial, scientific and engineering positions in industry, government and education. Our recent graduates have accepted positions at the following: NASA, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, Honda Manufacturing, US Steel, Nucor Steel, TVA, Motorola, ThyssenKrupp, Oak Ridge National Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Our alumni are leaders in the field of metallurgical and materials engineering. The positions they hold at metallurgical/materials engineering companies include President and Owner, President and CEO, President and General Manager, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Engineer, Technology Director, Systems Engineer Manager, Senior Process Engineer and Site Manager.

The Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, the undergraduate metallurgical engineering program is also a Foundry Education Foundation (FEF) Certified School. Our program is one of only 20 in North America that holds this distinction.

Semester 1 Semester 2
CH 101 CH 102
ENGR 111 EC 110
EN 101 EN 102
ENGR 131 ENGR 141
ENGR 151 MATH 126
MATH 125  
MTE 101  
Semester 3 Semester 4
MATH 227 AEM 201
MTE 252 MATH 238
MTE 271 MTE 275
PH 105 MTE 362
  PH 106
Semester 5 Semester 6
ECE 320 MTE 455
MTE 380 MTE 416
MTE 373 MTE 353
ADV SCIENCE ELE ADV SCIENCE
HU, L, OR FA HI OR SB
Semester 7 Semester 8
MTE 441 MTE 445
MTE 443 APPR MTE ELECTIVE
MTE 481 APPR ADV MATH ELE
APPR MTE ELECTIVE HU, L, OR FA
HU, L, OR FA HI OR SB

Disclaimer: This plan is based on a student enrolling in MATH 125 (Calculus I) during their first semester. If you are starting in a different math class, please contact the engineering advising office to see your four-year plan of study.

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