Materials engineers make things like metal, plastic, ceramics and composite work for us. They develop, change and use different processes to turn raw materials into useful substances with desirable properties. They also develop strong new materials that resist corrosion and can withstand more stress and strain.
Metallurgical Engineers do metal extraction (extractive metallurgy), processing (mineral processing), and manufacturing into useful engineering products (physical metallurgy).
The depletion of the world's conventional resources for industry requires that other sources of materials be sought. In Ghana, the human resource and scientific support for this sector is new and falls far below the nation's potential in utilizing other forms of materials.
There is therefore the need for the development of appropriate training research and development programs to achieve higher stages of materials processing and increase the productivity of the manufacturing sector. Welcome to our Departmental Website.