Heat Engineering in Metallurgical Processes
22.04.02 Metallurgy

In the course of training under this program, students profoundly study the thermo physical foundations of high-temperature metallurgical processes, information technologies for managing these processes, the design of metallurgical furnaces for processing mineral natural and technogenic raw materials of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, the principles of furnace design, modeling and optimization of pyrometallurgical processes and prospects for the development of thermal units for metallurgical production. They are trained for making independent solutions of professional tasks in research, production and teaching activities.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Pyrometallurgy is the main and best-developed field of metallurgy
  • There is high demand for pyrometallurgical technology specialists in the job market.
  • High wages and social protection in metallurgical professions (technologists, designers, researchers, managers).
  • Broad opportunities for scientific research.

22.04.02 Metallurgy
Mode of attendance
2 years
Admission tests
Field-specific entrance examination, degree Grade Point Average, graduation evaluation
Total expected intake
State-financed openings
Tuition fees
260 000 RUB per year
Career opportunities
Graduates of this specialization are able to participate in the formation of the main directions of development of national pyrometallurgy working in leading research centers; they occupy high engineering and executive positions in major companies and design organizations involved in the development and implementation of pyrometallurgical technologies for producing non-ferrous metals.
Field of study
  • Modern problems of metallurgy and materials science
  • Applied thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Organization of experimental research
  • Theory of heat work and furnace design
  • Modeling and optimization of technological processes
  • Furnace design
  • Energy-related problems of fuel use
  • Industrial furnace metal production
  • Thermal engineering measurements and devices
  • Automated technological control of industrial furnaces
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Competencies in the current problems of the pyrometallurgical production of non-ferrous metals and the modern ways for their solution
  • Good acquaintance with methods of analysis of structural and technological factors affecting the efficiency of pyrometallurgical processes
  • Ability to analyze the thermal characteristics of thermal units of metallurgy and perform design calculations
  • Skills in modeling pyrometallurgical processes
  • Competencies in organizing, planning and conducting research in the field of pyrometallurgical processes, analysis and evaluation of the results obtained.

Additional opportunities
Learning foreign languages (English, German, French) in addition to studying Russian
University departments invite foreign lecturers to teach courses or deliver lectures on particular topics. These courses are taught in foreign languages.
Acquiring skills in working with modern software complexes and equipment
Research activities under the guidance of department professor and associate professors