Research Topics
In the Department of Metallurgical Engineering (MG-ITB), students will learn the principles and applications of physics, mathematics, and chemistry as well as engineering for:

  1. Separating the valuable minerals from the impurities in the ore (product of mining) so that it is technically and economically feasible to be extracted. This includes coal processing and washing, extracting valuable metals, and smelting and refining them into pure metals, such as gold, silver, tin, copper, aluminum, and iron.
  2. Combining metals with other elements to form metal alloys, e.g., steel, stainless steel, aluminum alloys, brass, nickel alloys, and superalloys.
  3. Metal forming and improving the microstructure of metal alloys through heat treatment to obtain the required properties in the application.
  4. The relationship between microstructure and the properties of metals and their alloys, for example, the effect of carbide particles on steel's strength and corrosion resistance.

The Department of Metallurgical Engineering was officially opened at ITB in June 2006. However, Education in Metallurgical Engineering has been taught since the 1960s at the Department of Mining Engineering. From the beginning, MG-ITB has obtained A accreditation from BAN-PT (2013-2023), JABEE international accreditation (2016-2021), Superior/Unggul accreditation from BAN-PT (2020-2025), IABEE accreditation (2021-2025).

MG-ITB graduates are expected to have independent professional profiles, namely "graduates who can be trusted, able to work together as a team, and can compete globally in managing, processing and utilizing minerals and coal, as well as engineering, controlling degradation and recycling of metals and their alloys through a process that is effective, efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly to improve the welfare of the nation."

Career Prospects
Metallurgical Engineering alumni have worked in various fields of work such as in the mining industry (PT. Freeport, PT. Aneka Tambang, PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara, PT. Kaltim Prima Coal, PT. Berau Coal, cement industry), steel industry (PT. Krakatau Steel/Posco), metal extraction industry (PT. VALE, PT. Aneka Tambang, PT. Timah, PT. INALUM, PT. Smelting), manufacturing, oil, and gas industry (PT. PERTAMINA, PT. Halliburton), consulting services company, marketing, government (tekMIRA), research institutes (BRIN), and universities (ITSB, ITERA).

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