MSE 1037 – Process Metallurgy of Iron and Steel

Course description: Metallurgical and industrial aspects of production of liquid iron from the blast furnace and production of liquid steel from basic oxygen and electric arc furnaces will be explored in this course. Secondary refining operations and continuous casting processes will also be introduced and examined. Newly emerging technologies (e.g. direct ironmaking and thin slab casting) will be discussed to explain their impact on process, product and environment. Students will understand both industrial equipment design and critical parameters associated with each process for optimizing productivity and quality. Course activities will include offline lecture narrations, online live lectures, online case studies and group discussions, industrial videos and online demos using steel samples. Guest lecturers from HATCH and Stelco will also be invited.