Doctorate Degrees in Metallurgy

Compare 5 PhD Programs in Metallurgy

A PhD enables students to obtain advanced knowledge and training in a specific field of expertise. Often working in collaboration with a supervisor, candidates complete a dissertation or thesis prior to receiving the degree.

What is a PhD in Metallurgy? Students experiment and study different metallic objects and substances. Most program participants have a master’s degree in chemistry, physics, metallurgy or material science prior to entering the program. Scholars study metal, including casting, theory and in combination with plastics, depending on the program. Research and development are also large portions of degree plans. The PhD programs average four years in duration, and students can choose part- or full-time enrollment.

Working with metal and alloys gives individuals the ability to invent, create and work with materials both at work and home. Research and collaboration skills adapt well to other sectors and industries, as well as both work and personal relationships.

Location of the institution and enrollment status will have a huge effect on the cost of the program entered. Each program has further information available to obtain costs and answer any other financial questions.

The majority of metallurgy graduates seek employment in research and academic institutions focused on topics like metallurgy, corrosion protection, metallic materials, surface treatment processes and corrosion. Chemical industries provide viable career paths for graduates seeking to work in the private sector. Positions in the corporate sector include manager and research and development specialist. Additionally, students may find quality employment in the teaching, engineering, science and technology fields. Engineers with metallurgy knowledge and training are employed in a variety of enterprises and industries that refine, manufacture, sell or buy metallic products and metals.

Part-time and full-time programs are available around the world depending on specific interests. To being next steps, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Metal Forming

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratories of Metal Forming under the supervision of Professor Sergey B. Sidelnikov. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratories of Metal Forming under the supervision of Professor Sergey B. Sidelnikov.

Their research focuses on developing new technologies and equipment to produce press-products from non-ferrous metals and alloys using combined processing methods. The scientists from the department received over fifty patents and certificates, they published over a hundred research papers and five books.

Programme Leader

Professor Sidelnikov’s research interests are in developing new technologies and equipment to produce press-products from non-ferrous metals and alloys using combined processing methods.

Other research areas

Developing science-intensive technologies to produce precious metals and alloys (supervisor: Professor Nikolai Dovzhenko); Producing electroconductive materials with high wear resistance from powders, shavings from non-ferrous metals and alloys (supervisor: Dr. Nikolai Zagirov); creating production lines to implement low-waste production technology of continuous extrusion (supervisor: Professor Yuriy Gorokhov).... [-]


PhD in Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov. Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov.

Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers.

Programme Leader

Professor Petr Polyakov’s research interests are high-temperature electrochemical processes, electrometallurgy of aluminum and electrolyzer design.

Entry requirements:

Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or Metallurgy (transcript of records), an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or another document)

Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available.... [-]


PhD in Metallurgy

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The field of study is focused on various kinds of advanced metallic materials like high-strength and thermally resistant light-weight alloys and intermetallics for highly demanding applications, metallic biomaterials for permanent and temporary medical implants, nano-crystalline alloys, highly corrosion resistant materials for power and building industry, historical materials for objects of cultural heritage etc. [+]

Overview

The field of study is focused on various kinds of advanced metallic materials like high-strength and thermally resistant light-weight alloys and intermetallics for highly demanding applications, metallic biomaterials for permanent and temporary medical implants, nano-crystalline alloys, highly corrosion resistant materials for power and building industry, historical materials for objects of cultural heritage etc. In addition, processes of metal recovery from wastes and advanced surface treatment processes of metallic materials improving corrosion resistance, mechanical performance and biocompatibility are studied. During the study and experimental work, students obtain fundamental knowledge on the relationships between preparation of materials, their internal structure, mechanical and chemical properties. Kinetics and mechanisms of corrosion reactions, phase transformations, mechanical strengthening processes, physical phenomena of metallic materials and chemical reactions during waste processing are studied. Students meet advanced experimental methods for preparation of novel materials and surface layers, as well as for complex characterization of their internal structure, mechanical and physical properties, corrosion behavior.... [-]


DTech in Metallurgy Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study.

Conferment of the degree

The DTech: Engineering Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully.... [-]


DTech in Extraction Metallurgy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study.

Conferment of the degree

The DTech: Extraction Metallurgy is conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully.... [-]