Master's degree program “Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals”

The aim

The program is developed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of extractive metallurgy of non-ferrous metals.


The objectives of the program are to give a fundamental understanding of the principles of extractive metallurgy, to develop practical skills that are required for a future professional career and to prepare graduates to work effectively as members of professional team and to continue their education through advanced trainings.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • derive and apply solutions from theoretical knowledge of metallurgical processes;
  • formulate and solve engineering problems;
  • evaluate engineering solutions from the standpoint of product quality and environmental protection;
  • communicate effectively.

Diploma and degree: Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy).

Career prospects

Career opportunities: with a Master’s degree in Metallurgy you can get a position of in-house specialist in a mining and metallurgical company. Moreover, our graduates pursue successful careers as academics and researchers.

Research career: the Master’s degree holder can continue studying to earn a PhD SibFU degree.

Natalya V. Belousova

D.Sc. in Chemistry, Professor, Head of Metallurgy of Nonferrous metals department, Siberian Federal University (SibFU).

e-mail: NBelousova [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru

Research interests: autoclave processes in metallurgy of precious metals; extractive metallurgy of non-ferrous metals.

Some publications:

  • Belousov O.V., Belousova N.V., Sirotina A.V. et al. Formation of bimetallic Au-Pd and Au-Pt nanoparticles under hydrothermal conditions and microwave irradiation // Langmuir. – 2011. – 27. – 11697-11703.
  • Belousova N.V., Arkhipova E.O., Parfenov V.A. Oxidation of liquid alloys of the Bi-Pb system // Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2011, V. 52, Issue 1. – P. 12-15.
  • Belousov O.V., Belousova N.V., Ryumin A.I., Borisov R.V. Behavior of platinum-palladium concentrate under hydrothermal conditions // Russ. J. Appl. Chem. – 2015. – V. 88, № 1. – pp. 31-34.
  • Belousov O.V., Belousova N.V., Ryumin A.I., Borisov R.V. Refining of platinum-palladium concentrate under hydrothermal conditions // Russ. J. Appl. Chem. – 2015. – V. 88, № 6. – pp. 1075-1078.

Program structure
Semester 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits
1st semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
2nd semester Master's thesis Master's course Optional Master's course
3rd semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's course
4th semester Master's thesis

Key courses

Semester Course or Module Title ECTS
1st semester Academic English 3
Russian 5
Theory of pyro- and hydrometallurgical processes (.pdf) 6
Theoretical and applied electrochemistry (.pdf) 4
Processing of experimental data 3
Material science 4
Methods of physicochemical investigations into metallurgical systems (.pdf) 5
2nd semester Aluminium production technologies / Metallurgy of precious metals 5
Alumina production / Autoclave technologies 5
Quality management 4
Project management 3
Manufacturing systems 3
Master's thesis 10
3rd semester Modeling of metallurgical processes 5
Secondary metallurgy 5
Master's thesis 20
4th semester Master's thesis 30
Total 120

This program provides firm theoretical and practical training. Partners of the School of Non-Ferrous Metals and Material Science at Siberian Federal University are leading metallurgical companies such as RUSAL and Krastsvetmet. On the successful completion of the program, students will have an experience of research work and practical skills of solving problems connected to extractive metallurgy technologies.

Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
Students who have fulfilled the required course work and finished Master’s thesis may complete the program in a shorter period of time
Starting date (each year): October, 1
Language: English
Entry requirements:
  • BSc or MSc degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics (transcript of records)
  • good command of English (certificate or other document)
Application period: May–June
Tuition fee (per year): The price will be announced soon.
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available in double and triple-occupancy rooms (€ 20 per month).
Practicalities: Airport transfer and invitation letter for a Russian study visa are provided by the University

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Please contact our Department of International Educational Programs, SibFU

e-mail: study [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
phone: +7 391 206-39-28
fax: +7 391 206-21-66
address: 82/6 Svobodny pr., room 427, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia

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