Introduction to Metallurgical Engineering

Metals are widely used in engineering applications because they exhibit a combination of mechanical properties (strength, ductility and flexibility) with unique physical, electrical and thermal conductivity properties, a set of properties not associated with other material groups. This programme is designed to supply skilled workforce to meet the demands for metallurgical engineers in the industrial sector. This is also supported by the rapid growth in the iron and steel industries themselves to cater for the growth in nation’s development as felt by the Malaysian Iron Steel Industries Federation (MSIF).

Apart of these, the development in non-destructive testing engineering also demands highly competent and skillful metallurgical engineers in their effort in producing high quality products with optimum cost. This programme focuses on the research in steels, metals and its alloys, composite alloys, advanced metals, intelligent alloys, extraction and metal processing (rolling, extrusion and pouring). It provides the necessary understanding regarding the manufacturing process methods and metal characteristics.

The courses offered by this programme are alloy engineering, physical metallurgy, mechanical metallurgy, extraction metallurgy, welding metallurgy, powder metallurgy, foundry, corrosion engineering, metal characterization, metal testing and non-destructive testing.

Metallurgical Engineering PEO and PO


PEO 01

Graduates who have developed career advancement in the field of Metallurgical Engineering or related engineering field.

PEO 02

Graduates who are involved in a professional body or society.

PEO 03

Graduates who pursue life-long learning.


PO 01

Engineering Knowledge

Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and Metallurgical Engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO 02

Problem Analysis

Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PO 03

Design/Development of Solutions

Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO 04


Conduct investigation of complex engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

PO 05

Modern Tool Usage

Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 06

The Engineer and Society

Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems.

PO 07

Environment and Sustainability

Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts including ability to have entrepreneurship skills.

PO 08


Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PO 09

Individual and Team Work

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.

PO 10


Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 11

Life-long Learning

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

PO 12

Project Management and Finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

Metallurgical Engineering Curriculum Structure