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University of Pittsburgh    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 15, 2024
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Ferrous Physical Metallurgy Concentration

Concentration in Ferrous Physical Metallurgy for Undergraduate Students

The concentration program of study in Ferrous Physical Metallurgy is offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. This concentration available as an option for all undergraduate engineering students pursuing the BS degree in materials science and engineering or mechanical engineering. Four courses (12 credits) are required to complete the concentration.

The goal of this concentration is to provide a strong educational and training program focused on the use of physical metallurgy, advanced alloy design philosophies and modern thermomechanical processing strategies for the enhanced design and manufacture of high-performance steels.


Students considering enrolling in the ferrous physical metallurgy concentration area are encouraged to declare during their sophomore year. Interested students may wish to speak with Dr. C. Isaac Garcia ( for more information.

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