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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0715A270010Metallurgical engineering2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
SH135prof. Ing. Ivo Schindler, CSc.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
Main goals: • Acquisition of basic theoretical knowledge that will enable a sufficiently well-founded approach to the issue of technical subjects from three technological areas - iron and steel production, foundry and bulk forming. • Acquisition of relevant expertise and skills in the theoretical and technological aspects of the three areas of metallurgical engineering with an emphasis on their thematic interconnection. • Training of an engineer as a metallurgical specialist, technologist, researcher, etc., capable of managing the above-mentioned areas technically and managerially, including methods of quality management. • Acquisition of general competences corresponding to the Master's degree - soft skills, language skills, presentation of results, etc. Specific goals: • Understand the theoretical and technological nature of the processes of metallurgical processes, formulate physico-chemical processes in the production of pig iron and steel, characterize the processes occurring during refining and the patterns of casting, crystallization and solidification of steel. • Understand the principle of cast parts production using foundry methods, characterize processes occurring at the form-metal interface, characterize processes occurring during casting, crystallization and solidification of castings from iron alloys and non-ferrous metals using experimental methods, computer modeling and operational applications. • Understand the advantages of a comprehensive approach to studying the deformation behavior of materials in the coordination of forming, material sciences, computer and automation, etc., preferably in a combination of experimental methods, computer modeling and operational applications. • To learn to use theoretical and practical knowledge for individual technological aggregates associated with the production of iron and steel, including the application of knowledge and results obtained using modern laboratory equipment together with the processes of physical or numerical modeling. • To learn how to design a suitable casting process based on theoretical and practical knowledge, including the use of new and progressive methods and materials, in order to achieve maximum performance of castings with minimal economic and environmental burden. • To learn the thought processes and methods leading to the effective utilization of the structural potential of both traditional and newly developed metallic materials in order to achieve precisely defined or extremely outstanding mechanical properties of the bulk formed products.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
• Demonstrates in an appropriate extent and detail the knowledge of iron and steel production technology, foundry technology and the technology of forming ferrous and non-ferrous metals at the latest level and knows their principles. • Based on the choice of study subjects and the topic of the thesis demonstrates a deeper knowledge of theoretical principles related to the technology of iron and steel production, foundry technology, or technology of bulk forming of metallic materials. • Controls statistical data processing methods to an appropriate extent and is able to use advanced modeling methods in the field of steel production technology, foundry technology or forming technology at an advanced level. • Demonstrates basic knowledge of technical materials, non-ferrous metal production, thermal processes in industrial furnaces, methods of planning and quality improvement, and management economics.
• Is able to independently solve tasks in the field of modern technologies of iron and steel production or foundry technology or materials forming. • Is able to broaden the use of modern methods of theoretical and experimental research in the field of iron and steel production, foundry technology or materials forming. • In solving individual tasks he / she is able to use methods of statistical analysis, modern physical and computer modeling methods and basic principles of managerial economy.
General competencies:
The graduate has sufficient soft skills, is linguistically equipped with knowledge of at least one foreign language at B1-B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference, is ready for teamwork, etc.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Typical graduate jobs include: technologist, researcher, manager, project manager, computer engineer, qualified reseller. • specialists in the field of iron and steel technology (including its liquid processing and casting) in various metallurgical plants as technologists, plant managers or managers; • specialists in the field of technology of casting of metallic materials into permanent and non-permanent molds (foundries of steel, cast iron and non-ferrous metals, foundries of gravity, pressure and centrifugal casting of castings) in the positions of technologists, plant managers or managers; • specialists in companies supplying materials and equipment to foundry operations; • specialists in the field of metal forming in various metallurgical and engineering companies (hot and cold rolling mills, forging shops including die mills, drawing plants, press shops, etc.) in the positions of technologists, plant managers or managers; • specialists in companies involved in the distribution or further processing of metallurgical products.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.