Metallurgical Engineering

RWTH Aachen University

24 months
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Metallurgical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, is concerned with the development, production, and processing of ferrous, non-ferrous, and mineral materials.


It is the basis for innovative products and new technological developments in the fields of industry, technology, and medicine. Research in this department focuses on materials design. It includes general research to ascertain the structure of and opportunities for optimising known materials (e.g. steel, aluminium, magnesium, glass, ceramic, etc.). Scientists in this division also deal with issues relating to surface technology, recycling, manufacturing, and processing using state-of-the-art production processes including quality assurance inspections.

This Metallurgical Engineering program at the RWTH Aachen University, focuses on all disciplines within Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Technology. At the beginning of their studies, students have to select their individual area of specialism:

  • Process Technology of Metals

  • Physical Metallurgy and Materials

  • Material Science of Mineral Materials

  • Materials Science of Steels

Career Prospects

Metallurgical engineers work in a multitude of fields within industry, including research and development, design, production planning, sales and distribution, quality management, and organisation. The program awards students a M.Sc. degree, which is well recognized around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Melt Treatment and Continuous Casting
  • Unit Operations in Nonferrous Metallurgy
  • Casting Processes and Casting Alloys
  • Fundamentals and Solving Methods in Metal Forming
  • Industrial Furnaces
  • Advanced Physical Metallurgy
  • Introduction to Texture Analysis
  • Micromechanics of Materials
  • Comprehensive Physical Metallurgy Lab
  • Materials Science of Steels
  • Introduction to Texture Analysis
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Physical Metallurgy Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A candidate should have a recognized first degree (Bachelor of Science or Engineering) in Metallurgy, or Materials Engineering, or other closely related disciplines, awarded by an internationally recognised university-level institution.
  • You must additionally provide documentation that your English skills correspond to those required in the examination regulation. You can find the link to the examination regulation at the end of the page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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