The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of
Master of Applied Science, Master of Engineering, and
Doctor of Philosophy. Graduate courses and research opportunities are offered to qualified students in a wide range of subjects.
Typical subjects in chemical metallurgy involve a study of the equilibria existing during the reduction of oxides with carbon and metals, properties of iron and steelmaking slags, the fundamental properties of fused salt solutions, fused salt electrolysis of reactive metals, kinetics of high-temperature reactions, mathematical modelling of metallurgical processes, process metallurgy, and hydrometallurgy.
Typical physical metallurgy and materials science subjects deal with the structure and properties of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials in such fields as plastic deformation, surface properties, electron microscopy, biomaterials, nuclear materials, metal-matrix composites (MMCs), metallic glasses, corrosion, fatigue, welding and bonding, phase transformations and solidification. These studies are all related to the general problem of understanding structure-property-processing relationships in materials.
Materials Science and Engineering - MASc, MEng, PhD