Steel in Education

Iron and steel manufacture and their use in a whole range of industrial activity remain key aspects of the UK economy.

To this end industry continues to require university graduates in a whole range of disciplines - engineering, science, economics and the arts.

There is, of course, a specific need for skills in metallurgy, materials science and related subjects, and there are many UK universities providing a wide variety of courses.

The list of courses that IOM3 currently accredits for meeting the knowledge and understanding requirements of IOM3 institute membership and ultimately Chartered Engineer status can be found here:

Those with specific metallurgy content are:

BEng Metallurgy (up to 2022) -
BEng Metallurgy with a year in computer Science (up to 2022)

BA (Hons) Natural Science Tripos Materials Science and Metallurgy (up to 2018)
MSc Natural Science Tripos Materials Science and Metallurgy (up to 2018)

MEng Materials Science and Engineering with Metallurgy (up to 2021) -

MMetEng Advanced Metallurgy (up to 2021) -
MEng Metallurgy (Up to 2021) -

BEng Materials Science & Engineering
MEng Materials Science & Engineering
EngD Structural Metals for Gas Turbine Applications (up to 2021)  -
EngD & MSc by Research Materials Engineering -

MSc Metals and Energy Finance (up to 2022) -

Post graduate research

A number of the universities shown in the web link above indictate some with Masters degree level qualifications, but you will be interested to know that currently there are 176 steel-related PhD and Eng Doc projects currently ongoing at UK universities, many of which are sponsored by UK steel manufactures and steel users.

As an acknowledgement to the importance of this work, the first Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy took place at Armourers Hall in London on the 27th February 2018 . The event, organised by the Materials Processing Institute, the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers and IOM3 was designed to bring together industry and academia and to showcase some of the many examples of current UK-based steel related research.

The full programme for the event last year is available via the web link  

You can read reviews from the symposium, including the prize winners, here...

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