M.Sc. On Campus

Metallurgical-Mineral Processing Engineering

Montana Technological University

12 months
48740 USD/year
48740 USD/year
14560 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Metallurgical-Mineral Processing Engineering program of Montana Technological University deals with all aspects of metal and non-metal processing and manufacturing. 


  • Mineral processing engineers have the responsibility of accepting ore mined from the earth, comminuting the ore until liberation occurs, and then removing the valuable minerals in the form of concentrates.
  • Extractive metallurgical engineers extract the valuable metals from the concentrates, remove impurities from the metals using aqueous or thermal chemistry, and then market the purified metal as a commodity.
  • Physical metallurgical engineers accept various purified metals and alloy them to control a number of characteristics including strength and corrosion resistance.
  • Materials engineers control the same characteristics but pertaining to plastics, composites, glasses, ceramics, etc.

Graduate research may be pursued in any of the following three areas of concentration:

  • Mineral Processing Engineering deals with the extraction, separation, and concentration of minerals from raw ores.
  • Extractive Metallurgy focuses on refining processes, such as pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, and electrometallurgy, through which concentrates are refined into a pure metal form.
  • Materials Science emphasizes the study of physical and chemical properties associated with metals, ceramics, glasses, plastics, and slag.


Career opportunities and placement for graduate students in the Metallurgical-Mineral Processing Engineering program of Montana Technological University have been excellent. Companies who have hired our graduate students in recent years include Pegasus Gold; Kaiser Aluminum; Stillwater Mining Co.; Placer Dome U.S., Inc.; Newmont Gold Co.; American Barrick Resources Corp.; Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp.; ASARCO, Inc.; Phelps Dodge Corp.; AMAX Gold, Inc.; Magma Metals Co., and the USBM.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Processing of Aqueous Systems
  • Processing of Elevated Temperature Systems
  • Aqueous & Elevated Temp Proc Lab
  • Selected Topics Variable
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena & Design
  • Process Instrumentation & Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required for full admission. For provisional admission status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 is required
  • Personal/Professional Statement
  • Three references are required for admission
  • Students who have not attended a college or university in the United States or in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand must provide evidence of English proficiency
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24370 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    48740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24370 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7280 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Butte

820 - 1700 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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