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On completing this program, you will be able to conduct programs in  applied research  and industrial process design and improvement. You will be able to conduct original independent research. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in materials and metallurgical engineering, or an equivalent degree.

Applicants who hold a master’s degree in a related field may be eligible. The program director may require applicants who do not hold a master's degree in materials and metallurgical engineering to do qualifying coursework, depending on their previous education and research interests.

Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.33 or the equivalent.

French proficiency

The language of instruction at Université Laval is French. Hence, a good knowledge of written and spoken French is highly recommended. 

English proficiency

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

Research Areas

  • Mining
  • Rock mechanics 
  • Mine mechanization
  • Ore processing and extractive metallurgy
  • Process optimization
  • Physical metallurgy and materials science
  • Technology and aluminum
  • Biomaterials and bioengineering
  • Surface engineering
  • Medical imaging


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website giving their fields of research in materials and metallurgical engineering. (In French only)

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.