Undergraduate Program in Metallurgical Engineering
In Department of Metallurgical Engineering (MG-ITB), students will learn the principles and applications of physics, mathematics and chemistry as well as engineering for:
- 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, smelting and refining them into pure metals, such as gold, silver, tin, copper, aluminum, iron.
- Combining metals with other elements to form metal alloys, eg steel, stainless steel, aluminum alloys, brass, nickel alloys, superalloys.
- Metal forming and improving the microstructure of metal alloys through heat treatment to obtain the required properties in the application.
- The relationship between microstructure and the properties of metals and their alloys, for example the effect of carbide particles on the strength and corrosion resistance of steel.
The Department of Metallurgical Engineering was officially opened at ITB in June 2006, although Education in Metallurgical Engineering has been taught since the 1960s at the Department of Mining Engineering. From the begining, 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 process that is effective, efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly to improve the welfare of the nation.”
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).