Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Metal Forming (B.Sc. MMF)

Programme Commencement

winter semester

Standard Duration

6 semesters (3 years)

Place of Studies

Campus Duisburg 


Accredited by ASIIN


The Bachelor degree course „Metallurgy and Metal Forming” is a special disciplinary course of study for engineers of the metal producing industry, especially the iron and steel industry. Here, the focus will be put on the production of metallic materials out of their ores during metallurgical processes as well as their refinement, e.g. in steel mills, and the further processing through continuous casting and reshaping. Through technical- and cross-systems courses, the students should receive system competences and the ability to interdisciplinary and engineer-based problem solving. Through the international orientation, the engineering studies will be on one hand adapted to the globalization of markets, and on the other hand be facilitated for foreign students.

The focuses of this course of study are on one hand the technologies and processes for the extraction of metallic materials, which are important in industrial practice. To that, belong, besides the technologies of steel production and the processing, the technologies of non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, magnesium, nickel, titanium among others. These base metals and their alloys are subject to a continuing development with new requirements on future materials from all areas of technology. On the other hand, the forming production processes of primary and secondary forming with their properties-determining process technologies constitute an area of focus. This enfolds both the hot and cold forming methods of the iron and steel industry and the non-ferrous metal industry as well as the forming methods of manufacturing technology in the domain of sheet and cold forming. The studies are on one hand material-oriented and on the other hand manufacturing-oriented.

The sphere of activities of the graduates generally lies in the technology area of iron and steel industry, including for example ore dressing, sinter plants, blast furnaces and steel plants as well as casting machines and rolling mill equipments for the further-processing of casted products. Besides the manufacturing and production, there exists a multiplicity of application areas in the following domains: quality assurance, steel application, iron- and steel industry and the metal-producing industry. Apart from these main areas of focus, the graduates can be employed in any metal-processing company which deals with properties, treatment resp. processing of metallic material.


ECTS Credits

The B.Sc. programme has been completed when the following 180 ECTS credits have been acquired:

- 159 ECTS credits from the tested modules comprising the compulsory and elective course units, consisting of

  • 60 ECTS credits in the technical compulsory and mostly identical first-year B.Sc. course units
  • 83 ECTS credits in the remaining technical compulsory second- and third-year course units
  • 3 ECTS credits in the technical elective module
  • 6 ECTS credits for a practical project
  • 7 ECTS credits in the non-technical module.

- 6 ECTS credits for the internship,
- 12 ECTS credits for the B.Sc. dissertation and
- 3 ECTS credits for the B.Sc. dissertation colloquium.

Study Plan

Study Plan Bachelor Metallurgy and Metal Forming


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