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Metallurgical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Faculty and students are typically engaged in the following general areas:

  • Mineral processing: fracture characteristics of particles, comminution, mathematical modeling of specific processes, fluid dynamics of specific operations, flotation, surface chemistry, and novel designs.
  • Hydrometallurgy: metal extraction, concentration, purification, electrodeposition, and corrosion.
  • Pyrometallurgy: thermodynamics, kinetics and modeling of high-temperature chemical processes.
  • Physical metallurgy: powder metallurgy, nondestructive metal failure detection, magnetic materials, rapid solidification.
  • Synthesis and processing of advanced inorganic materials: nanosized and nanostructured materials, magnetic materials.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

A student seeking a Ph.D. degree must pass a qualifying examination in metallurgical engineering. This examination is oral, followed by a written version, if necessary. Also required is a research proposal on a subject of the student’s choosing approved by a committee from the discipline of the proposal; the same committee then becomes part of the student’s supervisory committee.

An individual program is planned by each candidate with the assistance and approval of the supervisory committee. A minimum of 67 total credit hours is required, including at least 33 hours in research and 34 hours in course work. Planned course work, transfer credits, and proposed research must be approved by the student’s supervisory committee. The student then defends the dissertation before the supervisory committee.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
  • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      30371 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Salt Lake City

    • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
      Living Costs

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