Metallurgy for non-metallurgists

A two day technical overview of the scientific principles underlying metals technology and how they are applied in practice.

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A two day technical overview of the scientific principles underlying metals technology and how they are applied in practice.

This course aims to provide a sound understanding of the scientific principles of metallurgy and how to apply them to specify and process metals in an industrial context. It will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of metallurgy without going into great technical depth.

Starting with the fundamental concepts of crystallography and phase diagrams for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, the course progresses to consider metal casting and hot working, also sections covering stainless steels and non-ferrous alloys. The course then covers mechanical testing and concludes with case studies of some metallic failures and the reason behind the failure. 

Some prior understanding of metallurgical principles is assumed, possibly from our one day “Fundamentals of Metallurgy” course.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals who work in the production, processing, specification, design, fabrication or selling of metals and alloys. It is also suited to individuals responsible for manufacturing, technical support, quality control, product design, marketing and sales. 

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the metallurgical principles of phase diagrams, crystallography and manipulation of microstructures to achieve desirable properties
  • Understand selection and tailoring of alloys to suit a range of end applications
  • Be familiar with all aspects of the production, processing and finishing of metal products
  • Understand test methods, specifications and product standards


Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Introduction to metals
  • Steel metallurgy
  • Heat treatment
  • Non-ferrous metallurgy
  • Metal processes
  • Mechanical testing

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    Virtual classroom
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  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, E

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14-17 Oct 2024 14, 15, 16 & 17 October 2024 (09:00 - 12:00 BST)
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