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

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)