Engineer the materials that make up our world.
Start at the bachelor's level.
Continue with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is a diverse and interesting specialty that impacts nearly every facet of our economy. Montana Tech offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, B.S., Master of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and in Metallurgical and Mineral Processing Engineering, and doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Materials Science.

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Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, B.S.

Start your career with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Materials Science Ph.D.

This doctoral program concentrates on four overlapping and interacting areas, which are important to Montana's economic interests: biomaterials; materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation; electronic, photonic, and magnetic (EPM) materials; and materials synthesis, processing and fabrication.

Materials Science & Engineering, M.S.

The M.S. Degree in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program has a distinct interdisciplinary culture that provides students with the depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to successful careers in fields such as aerospace, automotive, biomaterials, chemicals, electronics, energy, metals, and telecommunications.

Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering, M.S.

Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering deals with all aspects of metal and non-metal processing and manufacturing. Mineral processing engineers have the responsibility of accepting ore mined from the earth, comminuting the ore until liberation occurs, and then removing the valuable minerals in the form of concentrates. 

Extractive Metallurgy

Learn more about the 19-credit extractive metallurgy minor. You'll take classes in process engineering, thermodynamics, computer applications and more.

Materials Science

This 19-credit undergraduate minor includes courses in Materials Structures & Properties, Thermodynamics, Polymeric Materials, and more.

Mineral Processing

This 18-credit undergraduate minor requires courses in process engineering, mineral processing and design, thermodynamics, and more.


Established in 1989, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) is a Montana University System designated Center of Excellence in Research and Education, located on the campus of Montana Technological University. The center performs analytical testing, materials testing, and focuses on research program management.

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Students often participate in Society for Mining Engineers, Metals, Minerals, and Materials Society of AIME, and Club Met.


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