The curriculum structure for the Diploma in Metallurgical Engineering has been designed with the emphasis on lab-intensive teaching and learning approach, where almost all of the core courses have practical components. Through these courses, students are exposed to the metallurgical engineering field such as metal extraction, metal processing (rolling, extrusion, stamping), metal casting as well as heat treatment and metal protection. Moreover, student will acquire the knowledge regarding the related metal work in workshops such as milling, cutting, grinding and annealing.
Student will also be exposed to the usage of testing equipment to measure the metal characteristics and behavior such as universal testing machine (UTM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) Brinell and Rockwell hardness machines, Izod and Charpy impact test machine and non-destructive test equipment. They will also learn and operate the various welding techniques used in the metal industries, such as arc welding, gas welding, resistance welding, spot welding, TIG and MIG.