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Bhumi, Ahmedabad

AddedMonday, July 7, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Is metallurgical engineering a good course for girls?
Do girls have any scope in Metallurgical Engineering? Is it a good course for girls?
Related to Engineering Branches, Special fields and Interdisciplinary
  • Hannah Noll , ATI
    Answered Monday, July 7, 2014 at 4:04 AM
    Let me start by first saying that any course of engineering is great for girls!  I picked metallurgical engineering, because it was something I knew nothing about and I love learning.  In fact there is still so much to learn about metallurgical engineering!!
    
    In general, though, there are relatively fewer girls who study metallurgical engineering than other disciplines.  When I was in college there were about 4 or 5 other girls studying metallurgical engineering that graduated with me, and about 20 boys.  Although there is a lot of math, metallurgical engineering requires a good understanding of chemistry.
    
    Most of the time, metallurgical engineers find jobs in maufacturing (steel mills or metals processing) or metallurgical labs (testing and forensics).  I love working in a manufacturing setting, there is plenty of engineering and lots of interaction with the operators/workers.  Not only does this allow me to exercise my engineering knowledge but it also allows me to develope my interpersonal skills and leadership techniques, both of which I think girls are inherently good at.  Therefore, I think metallurgical engineering is a great choice for girls!