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BSc. Metallurgical Engineering

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Aims and Objectives:

Aim

The aim of the Metallurgical Engineering programme is to provide training in metal extraction (extractive metallurgy), processing (mineral processing), and manufacturing into useful engineering products (physical metallurgy). Students will learn the fundamentals of all three fields, as well as the basics of engineering in general. Knowledge of extraction, design, and manufacturing of these metals and mineral products can be rewarding and exciting. In Ghana, there are abundant deposits of aluminium, gold and iron ores. Exploitation of these minerals requires the expertise of metallurgical engineers. Graduates from this programme will be equipped to work in the mining companies as well as the metalworking industries such as casting, welding, and black-smiting industries.

i. Provide students with a broad knowledge on metals and how they are recovered from nature and processed into usable forms.

ii. Characterize different metal alloy systems.

iii. Provide basic understanding of phase diagrams and phase transformations.

iv. Select suitable material for specific application.

v. Determine various properties and various testing methods.

vi. Understand how properties of metals can be altered through heat treatment.

vii. Understand tometallic corrosion, the behavior of these metals in different corrosive environments and their corrosion control.

 Components of the programme:

Year One, 1st Semester
Credits
Year  One, 2nd Semester
Credits
Applied Electricity
3
Communication Skills II
2
Communication Skills
2
Calculus with Analysis
4
Basic Geology
2
Introduction to Info Literacy
2
Introduction to Info Literacy
2
Engineering Drawing
2
Algebra
4
Basic Mechanics
1
Technical Drawing
2
Chemistry for Metallurgical Engineers
3
Engineering Technology
2
Principles of Materials Science I
2
Introduction to Info Tech
2
Environmental Science
2
       
Year Two, 1st Semester
Credits
Year Two, 2nd Semester
Credits
Engineering in Society
2
Calculus with Several Variables
4
Mineralogy
3
Met. Rate Processes and Surface Phenomena
3
Differential Equations
4
Minerals Processing I
3
Metallurgical Thermodynamic
3
Assaying
2
Transport Phenomena in Mat Proc. I
3
Transport Phenomena in Mats. Proc. II
2
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
2
Phase Transformations
2
Principles of Materials Science II
2
Materials Characterization Techniques
2
Indigenous Processing
1
 
4
       
Year Three, 1st Semester
Credits
Year Three, 2nd Semester
Credits
Probability and Statistics
2
Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
2
Principles of Hydrometallurgy
3
Hydrometallurgy of Precious Metals
2
Mineral Processing II
3
Metallurgical Engineering Laboratory II
2
Metallurgical Eng. Laboratory
2
Physical Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals
2
Pyrometallurgy
3
Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous Metals
2
Foundry Technology I
3
Foundry Technology II
3
Introduction to Economics I/II (E)
2
Computer Applications
2
Accounting I/II (E)
2
Materials Joining Processes
3
French for communication purposes (E)
2
   
       
Year Four, 1st Semester
Credits
Year Four, 2nd Semester
Credits
Engineering Economy and Mgt
3
Process Control and Simulation
4
Corrosion of Eng. Materials
3
Management and Entrepreneurship Development
2
Metalworking Processes
3
Electrometallurgy
3
Met. Plant Design/Operations
3
Project II
3
Hydrometallurgy of light metals
2
Waste Management
3
Vacation training
1
Mat Quality Control, Assurance, and Selection
3
Project 1
3