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Basic Metallurgi 7.5 Credits

Metallurgi grundkurs
First cycle, Q0015B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Autumn 2019 Sp 2
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by 03 Apr 2012

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 07 Nov 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Process Metallurgy
Subject group (SCB)
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Q0045B Metallurgical and Physical Chemistry 7,5 credits or corresponding course

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After having concluded the course, the student should be able to:
• understand the meaning of and apply fundamental concepts and principles of metallurgy;
• understand the different metal production systems
• search for and collect information from the libraries and the internet;
• understand the important terminology in English.

Principles of pyrometallurgy
Principles of hydrometallurgy
Principles of electrometallurgy
Reactions in the blast furnace
Direct reduction processes
Steelmaking. Modern oxygen steelmaking processes, Electric arc furnace, Induction furnace
Ladle furnace and refining
Aluminium production
Copper production
Zinc production
Silicon production
Energy, environment and recycling

Lectures and problems solving sessions, as well as own individual work with problem solving. To further assist the learning, assignments are handed out which are solved individually by the student.

Written examination (5/4/3/not approved and ECTS A-E/F) 5 credits
Home assignments (approved/not approved) 2,5 credits
Foundry Visit (approved/not approved) 1 credits

Phillip Tretten

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Written exam4.5TG G U 3 4 5
0002Assignment reports2.0TG U G#
0003Study visit1.0TG U G#