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Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , TX,
Graduate students in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering are involved with academic studies and research programs that focus on understanding the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials, including the development of new or improved materials and advanced processing methods.


These are the critical links between the design and the realization of new materials systems. Materials and materials limitations pervade all of the engineering and high technology fields that are an integral part of our society and its economic infrastructure. The challenges and opportunities for graduates in metallurgical and materials engineering are certainly exciting and exceptional.

The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department offers a Master of Science with a major in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and an undesignated Master of Science with a major in Engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Microstructural and Microchemical Characterization of Materials
  • Materials Extraction, Synthesis & Processing
  • Modern Concepts in Materials Science & Engineering
  • Phase Transformations & Microstructures
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Physics of Materials
  • Advanced Materials Concepts
  • Engineering Alloys
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Failure Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


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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

  • Apply for admission
  • Present admission exams
  • Demonstrate how s/he intends to pay for school.
Submit the admission application online:
  • Attach to the application the following documents:
  • Official transcripts
  • Certificate or degree candidate letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • 2 or 3 letters of recommendation
  • Pay the application fee
MME Department Requirements:
  • GRE Scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3-letters of recommendation

Additionally, applicants must submit evidence of successful completion (or equivalent) of course work that includes:

  • Rate Processes in Materials Systems
  • Applied Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Electronic Materials Science
  • Physical Metallurgy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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