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M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at IITM

Uhis programme is designed to strengthen understanding of the students in the core areas of metallurgical and materials engineering, and to meet the needs of Indian industry as well as R & D organizations. A blend of theoretical knowledge and modern laboratory and industrial practices is accomplished through few core courses and sets of elective courses. These courses span the areas of materials technology and manufacturing techniques such as iron and steel technology, metal forming and materials joining. In addition, courses pertaining to interdisciplinary areas and characterization techniques improve the ability of the student to adapt to emerging areas of research. There are certain core courses such as mechanical behaviour of materials, advanced engineering materials, material characterization etc. to be taken up by all M.Tech. students. The sets of elective courses detailed below provide a firm foundation to the students in the respective specialisations. The students will be offered admission to any one of these specialisations based on the availability of seats, their interest and GATE score.

(a) Metal Forming :

Courses are offered which expose the student to metal forming processes, plasticity and plastic deformation, metal forming tools, press tools for metal forming, metal forming equipment, and special topics in metal forming.

(b) Metal Joining :

An understanding of joining of materials through courses in welding processes, welding metallurgy, stress analysis in weld design, welding application technology, and advanced topics in metal joining will prepare the student to take up challenges in this area.

(c) Materials Technology :

The field of materials technology is wide and interdisciplinary in nature. The department offers electives in the areas of ceramic science and technology, advanced ceramics, advanced powder processing, corrosion engineering, surface engineering, surface degradation processes, heat treatment technology, advanced metallurgical thermodynamics, metallurgical process modeling, metal casting processes, solidification phenomena, metallurgical failure analysis and nanomaterials and bio materials.

In addition, courses on x-ray diffraction techniques, electron diffraction and microscopy, surface phenomena, non-destructive evaluation, residual stress analysis, and modern techniques of materials characterization will prepare the student to understand and use various characterization tools.

(d) Iron and Steel Technology:

Current trend in industrial and infrastructure growth in India indicates that steel consumption will see new highs in the years to come. Production of Iron and Steel in the country is set to increase several folds. It has been realized that this will require specialists in this area to cater to the increased demands of the iron and steel industry. Courses in this specialization are designed taking into account of these needs. Topics include subjects dealing with Science and Technology of Iron and Steel making, Physical Metallurgy of Steels, Thermo-mechanical processing of steels, surface engineering, etc., with exposure to the working of steel plants.

Apart from the departmental core and sets of elective courses, some of the courses offered by other departments / specialisations may also to be taken. Seminars and summer industrial training are integral parts of the programme. Project work constitutes a significant part of the course requirement.

Programme Codes:

  • MM1Y -> M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering with HTTA
  • MM1N -> M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering without HTTA

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