Master of Metallurgy (Advanced Metallurgy)
or PhD with Integrated Studies (Advanced Metallurgy)
The MMet programme was established in the early 1950’s and has a long and successful history producing over 700 graduates many of whom have taken up top industrial jobs in metallurgical establishments all over the world. We are very proud of this history and are continually updating our course to ensure that the MMet at Sheffield maintains its position as one of the pre-eminent courses in the world for young scientists and engineers to develop and enhance their metallurgical understanding.
What Does the Course provide?
The course will provide modules in the following disciplines:
- Advanced Characterisation Techniques including electron microscopy, diffraction (X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction) and quantitative metallography techniques.
- Steelmaking and Refractories.
- Solidification and Thermomechanical Processing.
- Deformation of metals.
- Crystal Structure.
- The Science and Engineering of Ferrous Alloys.
- The Science and Engineering of Light Metals.
- Advanced metallic materials e.g. nano-structure and intermetallics.
- Metals for high temperature applications.
- Advanced manufacturing techniques i.e. manufacture of new alloys, shaping techniques and joining techniques.
- Surface Science.
- Fracture Mechanics and Heat Transfer.
- Structural Integrity.
Students will also be expected to complete a research project in a related area.
Some recently completed projects include:
- Optimisation of Ingot cast C-Mn Steels for Engineering Applications
- An Analysis of Friction Stir Welded Magnesium
- Friction Stir Spot Welding of Automotive Steels
- Quantitative Behaviour of Austenite During Constant and Transient Strain Rate
- Constitutive Behaviour of Austenite During High Temperature Deformation
- Effects of Interpass Time and Annealing on Recrystallisation Behaviour of Fe-3%Si Steel
- The Control of Mechanical Properties of Low Carbon Steel using Cold Rolling and Artificial Aging
- Improving Product Surface Finish from Hot Rolling
- Lime Coating of Iron Ore (Pellets/Lumps) to Prevent them Sticking During Direct Reduction Process
- An Investigation of Hot Workability of Titanium Alloy TIMETAL 834
- Influence of Nanocrystallites on the Plasticity of Cu-based bulk alloy glasses
- Soft Magnetic Properties and Structure of Nanocrystalline Fe-Al-Si-B-Nb- Cu alloy wires
- The Sliding Wear Behaviour of M3:2 Conventional Casting and Spray Formed High Speed Steel at Ambient Temperature
- Use of Zener-Hollomon Parameter in the t50 equation
- The Influence of Rod Rolling Conditions on Size and Uniformity of Austenite grains in Plain and Microalloyed High Carbon Steels
- A Study of the Interface Quality of Nano-Engineered Multilayered Structures
- Investigating the Subsurface Layers of Hot Rolled Aluminium Alloy AA3104 Transfer Bar Using Filiform Corrosion Testing
- The Effect of Oxide Scale and Roll Cleanliness on Friction During Hot Rolling
- Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation on Strengthening Mechanisms of Quarternary Al-Fe-Cr-(Ti, Ta, V) Alloys
- Study of residual stresses in plasma electrolytic oxidation coated BS AL 6082 alloy
What the MMet has done (A students perspective)
My name is Himanshu Lalvani. I came to Sheffield as an international student from India to do the MMet in 2005. I was recommended to go to Sheffield University by one of the professors from the university where I did my first degree, which gives you an idea about world wide recognition of The University of Sheffield. Moreover, Sheffield is a renowned name in the world of ‘steel’ and is considered a hub in metallurgy. I strongly recommend the Department of Engineering Materials for any future aspirants.
The MMet (Advanced Metallurgy) course is ideal for students of metallurgy/material science disciplines. I have developed a good understanding of metallurgical subjects thanks to the efficient contribution of the academic staff and the diverse course curriculum. The department has research partnerships with many industrial/research organizations like Corus, The Welding Institute (TWI), Firth-Rixson etc. These renowned organizations provide opportunities to students to work with them during their project. I was fortunate enough to get a chance to work with TWI for my Masters project working on friction stir spot welding of automotive steels. The cutting edge research experience and international exposure I have had during my MMet course is priceless.
After finishing my MMet course I was fortunate enough to gain a scholarship to study for PhD at The Open University working on the thermomechanical processing of titanium and nickel alloys. The majority of credit for developing research interests and experimental skills in me goes to the Engineering Materials Department of Sheffield University.
Himansu Lalvani with the MMet Coordinator Dr Brad Wynne
MMet (Advanced Metallurgy) Course Overview
PhD with Integrated Studies (Advanced Metallurgy)