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Light Metals Reduction Technology

Overview

Teaches advanced concepts in chemical and materials engineering specific to light metals reduction technology, especially aluminium. The course content draws on recent advances in technology and leading edge research and uses experts from academia and industry as lecturers and tutors.

Areas of study

Taught courses include electrochemical engineering, aluminium reduction process operations, the light metals industry, materials performance and selection for light metals processing, advanced design for reduction technology.

You can study Light Metals Reduction Technology in the following programmes:

What you will learn

Light Metals Reduction Technology aims to provide engineering and science graduates who are currently working in the aluminium or other light metals industry with an advanced technical understanding of the global light metals industry, project management, process dynamics, economics, process operations and control in light metals reduction, especially aluminium. The programme teaches advanced concepts in chemical and materials engineering and show their application to light metals reduction technology. Course content draws on recent advances in technology and leading edge research in this area and use experts from academia and industry as lecturers and tutors. While of an applied nature, the emphasis will be on the use of new techniques, materials and designs. You will develop skills that will enable you to handle the complex problems encountered in the industry and to equip you with the skills to deal with future problems. Such skills include mathematical techniques, competency in appropriate software programmes such as advanced design and thermodynamics, interpersonal skills through group work and communication skills. You will be encouraged to apply the techniques taught to your own plant, through individual and group tutorial assignments using your own plant data and through tailored research and design projects. The research and design projects allow you to extend your expertise into specialist technical areas and understand the research and design processes.

Career opportunities

Provides graduates the opportunity to advance to senior management within the smelting industry.

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