Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student

- can describe the basic unit processes and technologies in ferroalloys and steelmaking production,

- can describe the basics of sulphide smelting and the key processing technologies used for non-ferrous metals,

- knows the basics of process modelling,

- is able to calculate mass and energy balances as well as perform simple process simulations for industrial production units using computational methods

Credits: 5

Schedule: 21.10.2024 - 03.12.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marko Kekkonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course gives an overview of the most important high-temperature metal making processes. The main focus is in the ferroalloys and steelmaking as well as in the non-ferrous metals. Fundamental principles and technologies will be addressed and computational process modelling will be introduced and practiced.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Compulsory project work and a written examination.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h



    Project work

    Independent studies



Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Seshadri Seetharaman (ed.): Treatise on Process Metallurgy, Vol. 1 and 3A (selected chapters), 2014, Elsevier; Lecture notes and additional material distributed on the lectures.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Autumn II