IOM3 News Article

Workshop on the Provision of Metallurgy Education

A forum discussing metallurgy education is being held in central London on 7 November 2006. The IOM3 workshop aims to garner views from industry and academia to find workable solutions to combat the lack of specialised training available for those working in the fields of metallurgy and metallurgical engineering.

A shortage of higher education institutions offering specific metallurgy courses has led to graduates with broader materials-related and chemistry degrees being employed into roles where they lack a basic understanding of the principles at the heart of their job functions. One possible answer is the provision of a modular course that would allow both MSc candidates and other staff to obtain further qualifications in this important area. This one-day event hopes to evaluate the potential of this idea, and also to:

  • Consolidate opinion as to the extent of the problem
  • Consider other solutions
  • Bring industrial partners on board who are willing to focus on metallurgy and metallurgical engineering
  • Find academic institutions to act as course providers
Those wishing to attend should complete the registration form, which can be downloaded here and return it by 30 October 2006 to Dr Peter Davies, IOM3, Danum House, South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DY. Dr Davies can be contacted for further information on tel: +44 (0)1302 380909, e-mail:

Date Posted: 16 October 2006

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