Metallurgy of Iron & Steel

Iron ore steel?
Know your product.

Gain a comprehensive knowledge of steel.

Admission Requirements

This program is an open enrolment program. There is no formal admission procedure. To enrol in a course or the program, simply register online. Students should register at least three weeks before classes begin. Courses can be taken as part of a program or individually.

To be admitted to the CCE programs, students must have:

  • an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent;
  • be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University; or,
  • be deemed an exceptional case.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If your first language is not English, you must meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements.


Starting the program.

To join the program, please register in MET 449 Primary Production of Steel. 

Note: The metallurgy certificate program does not require you to be proficient in chemistry but some basic knowledge is strongly suggested.  We have identified a non-credit, self-directed “Chemistry for Metallurgy” course for people who have never taken chemistry or who need a refresher. This course has a continuous intake so you can register at any time.   

Chemistry Course (Optional)

The Metallurgy of Iron & Steel Certificate program does not require you to be proficient in chemistry but some basic knowledge is strongly suggested to be successful in the program. If you have never taken a chemistry course before or who need a refresher, we suggest you sign up for the “General Chemistry” course offered through Educator. This self-directed, easy to follow, non-credit course has a continuous intake so you can register at any time.  The course costs approximately $35 for one month’s access to the content, and  you can purchase a longer subscription if needed.  You can also find your own chemistry course if needed.

Chemistry (non-credit)