Metallurgy courses, at your convenience and pace

Interested in learning about metallurgy? As the leader in online, on-demand metallurgy training, our expert-created courses deliver the practical metallurgy knowledge you need to:

  • Engineer and optimize metals and processes to build better products
  • Solve and prevent problems, especially product and manufacturing failures
  • Ask suppliers better questions to determine their technical capabilities

Our courses were designed for non-metallurgists such as design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.  Also, purchasing agents and salespeople have found our courses helpful for discussions with suppliers and engineers.

I oversee several operations, including steel heat treating and laser welding. However, my background was in the construction materials industry. Principles of Metallurgy gave me the knowledge to have meaningful discussions with my engineers and be able to ask them better questions.”
Tom Parkman, Plant Manager, Simonds International.

Materials can make or break a products’ success. If you choose the wrong materials to bring your idea to market, you risk poor product performance or reliability and high costs.

Our goal is to make metallurgy knowledge accessible to EVERYONE involved in all aspects of the product life cycle (design, manufacturing, sourcing, sales, and failure analysis).

Invest a few hours in yourself, and make your job easier.

Why Do You Need These Courses?
We’re committed to sharing our knowledge and product design experience to empower you to confidently make well-informed design, manufacturing, and supplier decisions.

Metals Mastery. If your products use metals, you need to understand how metals behave, factors that affect metal properties, and how to modify metals to achieve desired properties.

A group of us took several online metallurgy courses from Industrial Metallurgists. We needed to be more knowledgeable about the science of metals to avoid problems. For me, the biggest impact of the training has been on working with suppliers. I feel more confident asking certain questions and I now know the suppliers which know their stuff and which ones don’t. And it was great being able to get the training when it was convenient for me.”
Sam Bloodgood, VP Process Improvement, Hydraforce, Inc.

Browse courses by category:

List of All Our Online, On-Demand Courses:

Principles of Metallurgy

Learn how metal composition and various microscopic structures are modified to modify metal strength.


Failure Analysis of Metals

Learn how to perform a failure analysis and root cause analysis of metal failures.


Metallurgy of Steel

Learn about steel microstructures, their influence on steel properties, and how they are modified during heating/cooling.


Metallurgy of Steel Through Hardening

Learn about the metallurgy of steel quenching and tempering, martempering, and austempering.


Metallurgy of Steel Case Hardening

Learn about processes like carburizing, nitriding, and flame and induction hardening.


Metallurgy of Steel Heat Treating

This is a combination of 3 courses: Metallurgy of Steel, Steel Through Hardening, and Steel Case Hardening.


Metallurgy of Precipitation Strengthening

Learn about precipitation strengthening heat treatment processes and their effects on alloy metallurgy and strength.


Corrosion of Metals

Learn about the physics of seven common types of corrosion and methods for controlling corrosion.

Chemistry of Corrosion_220wide

Chemistry of Corrosion

Learn about the mechanisms involved in metal corrosion and the factors that influence corrosion behavior and corrosion rate. This course contains the content of Corrosion of Metals modules 1 & 2.


Uniform Corrosion

Learn about the factors that influence metal uniform corrosion and how to prevent the corrosion. This course contains the content of Corrosion of Metals module 3.


Galvanic Corrosion

Learn about the factors that influence metal galvanic corrosion and how to prevent the corrosion. This course contains the content of Corrosion of Metals module 4.


Tensile Testing

Learn how tensile tests are performed and how various mechanical properties are determined based on the test data.


Hardness Testing

Learn how Brinell, Rockwell, and microhardness tests are performed and how samples are prepared for testing.


Bundled Courses

Register for more than one course and receive a discount.