Metallurgical & Materials Engineer
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Metallurgical and materials engineers conduct studies of the properties and characteristics of metals and other non-metallic materials and plan, design and develop machinery and processes to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals, alloys and other materials such as ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials. Metallurgical and materials engineers are employed in consulting engineering firms, mining, metal processing and manufacturing companies, and in government, research and educational institutions. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- Materials Engineering Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- What Impact do Materials Engineers have? - from UBC
- Metallurgical & Materials Engineer - interview profile and discipline description from EngScape by Engineers Canada
The University of Manitoba does not offer a degree in Metallurgical or Materials engineering. Please view the links below for more information about specialized training programs in North America. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
Exploring Other Education Options
- Accredited Engineering Programs - Engineers Canada
- Accredited American Engineering Programs - ABET
- Search Directories
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - Information for foreign-trained Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- EGM Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Engineering Manager (#2) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations - Engineers Canada
- The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
- Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
- The Engineering Institute of Canada
- American Society of Metals (U.S)
- Manitoba Chapter
- National Society of Professional Engineers (U.S.)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba
- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
External resources that will provide you with additional information about the occupation, areas of work and opportunities to build experience.
- Engineering Materials - digital magazine, news, blogs, videos and more
- Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology
- Black Engineers of Canada
- Discover Engineering Online
- Engineers Without Borders Canada
- Global Grand Challenges of Engineering - National Academy of Engineering