Department of Metallurgy
Metallurgy involves the engineering principles required to concentrate, extract, and refine metals, materials, and carbon (coal) materials, as well as to develop new alloys and materials, including ceramics and composites. From Mineral processing to Manufacturing. You will study how metals can be safely transformed into products that benefit humanity, things such as surgical implants, computer chips, cars, materials for space exploration, and more.
In the Metallurgy department at UJ we offer a unique and “true” metallurgical engineering program with an emphasis on processing and engineering as well as manufacturing principles. You will learn in a project-based environment, enjoying labs to get hands-on experience in the field. we are divided into two streams ( Physical metallurgy and extraction Metallurgy)
Head of Department: Dr Elizabeth Makhatha