Metallurgy

Modern metallurgy is a science about obtaining and improving multi-purpose metals and alloys, combining several areas of learning. A student who understands the fundamental link between material structure/composition and its operational characteristics will acquire static, systemic and risk oriented way of thinking. A metallurgist is a researcher with a vast contribution in innovations and technological development of industry and economy.

2
years of study

Full-time education in Russian

Major #22.04.02
Metallurgy

Pathway

Metal & Alloy Deformation Processing

The program trains professionals in research, creation and development of technologies of metal and alloy deformation processing. During the course students develop new technological processes of plastic deforming and reveal fundamental principles of structure and metal property formation. Among innovative research they carry out are the creation of industrially applicable methods of intensive plastic deformation that allows to produce unique combinations of various metals and alloys including titanium alloys for bone implants and new aluminum alloys.

New Materials and Metal Casting Digital Technologies

Students research into key casting stages, casting tooling design and simulation processes of casting form melt filling, as well as characteristic features of casting structure and ingot defects. During their own research projects students develop new metals and alloys using modern digital technologies: they forecast the future material properties, create casting prototypes, and use additive manufacturing technologies. Students also study properties of synthetic diamonds, jewelry and decorative metals, describe mineral properties while creating artistic and technical items.

Engineering Management in Non-Ferrous Metal and Gold Production

The program targets training professionals in research, development and improvement of technological processes of non-ferrous, rare and noble metal and alloy production such as platinum, gold, copper, nickel and titanium. They are widely used in electric engineering, nuclear power and space industries. Students also learn additive technologies – use of non-ferrous metal for production involving powder metallurgy method and anti-corrosion coatings. During their R&D projects students develop new technological processes, reveal physical and chemical laws to improve production efficiency and competitive properties of materials they have created.

Modern Technologies to Obtain and Protect New Metallic Materials

The curriculum includes student research, simulation of destructions processes as applied to materials and parts manufactured from different alloys, and proposals on efficient methods and means of material protection. Special emphasis is made on the study of new technologies including material production additive methods, reasons for the destruction of newly developed materials, elaboration and creation of coatings and means of their application, and statistic methods of data forecasting and analysis. During the years of study our students are engaged in R&D activities at NUST MISIS advanced labs and scientific centers where they either work independently or join project teams led by experienced scientists.

Innovation Processes & Engineering Management in Metallurgy

The program trains general professionals in the improvement of engineering processes at an enterprise of any scale accounting for quality parameters, product cost, expediency to invest in a chosen technology and equipment and their relation to the sales situation. Students focus on fundamental principles of metallurgical processes, engineering processes of steel, alloy and ferroalloy production; learn to perform engineering audit; study the final product qualitative characteristics and opportunities to control the enterprise environmental impact.

Engineering Process and Production Logistics

On the stage of transition to Industry 4.0 production enterprises change their approaches to logistic process planning and implementation in particular based on “green” logistics sustainable trend. During the program our student learn to analyze the market of natural and secondary metal and material resources, control product, raw material and power flows, forecast the product quality and supplies to customers. Special attention is given to the use of new technologies in metallurgy including the stages of production and global recycling, safe functioning guarantee and development of industrial cities and megalopolises.

Powder and Additive Technologies for Functional Materlal and Coating Synthesis

This Master’s program trains professionals in research and development of perspective metallic, ceramic and composite materials and alloys using modern methods of power metallurgy. Students focus on materials science fundamental principles and problems, 3D modelling for selective laser melting technologies and other automated production processes. Our graduates find employment in various branches of industry or successfully continue their scientific carriers creating new generations of materials for space industry, nuclear plants, mining and extraction, engine building, targeted medicine and implantology.

Quality Management in Metallurgy

This Master’s program trains universal professionals in certification and analytical management. Students learn how to implement modern methods and tools for design and operation, main principles of cost-efficiency, and develop quality management systems. They also become familiar with the best practices to improve production processes based on chemical composition, structure, and physical, mechanical and operational product properties. Our graduates become auditors at large companies, carry out accreditation of R&D labs and work as quality managers at Russian and international companies.

Additive Technologies in Industry

Additive production is a novel engineering concept actively promoted in every branch of industry. It means production of final functional items by means of material layered addition using liquid polymer, powder or composite material. 3D printing, stereolythography, FMD-process (layered polymer application), metallic material laser melting (SLM-process), direct laser production of metallic items (DMD-process) are most well-known additive technologies. Our students enjoy the curriculum combining competencies in materials science, metallurgy, design and project approach. They receive knowledge and skills necessary to create innovative prototypes for industrial use. We train highly qualified professionals in the development of new technologies and materials for additive production in industry.