Short courses

Thanks to our Industrial Liaison Committee and the on-going industrial outreach, we are able to stay aware of current trends in industry, including the needs for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses and training for staff. 

While the industry gladly welcomes our graduates to join their expert forces, there is a demand for short courses for those already professionally active in industry, seeking further qualifications and  to upgrade  expertise.

We offer short courses to the general public as well as more tailored training to meet the needs of an individual sector of industry or single business. In fact, one of the courses initially designed specifically for an individual company met with such a good reception and wider interest that it became a regular course open to general public.

Please note, this course has been cancelled for 2016. Apologies for any inconvenience. For further information please contact Dr Plato Kapranos.

short_course_1_100_200Metallurgy of Iron and Steel for Non-Experts

The course is aimed at personnel in both technical and non-technical functions, with a non-metallurgical background, who are involved in companies producing, processing, fabricating, utilising and selling steel.

Why do it?


  • Investment in human resources

  • Driven, reliable and motivated staff

  • Confidence in staff's qualifications and potential

  • Competitiveness, recognition by clients and partners


  • Greater depth of understanding of the subject

  • Confidence in own capabilities

  • Added value for employers

  • Enhanced CV and opportunities for further career path

short_course_2_100_200Previous courses include Fundamentals of Metallurgy – Science and Practice.

The course was successfully launched in January 2008 and was followed by three more editions. Registration for this course is now closed. For a breakdown of topics covered, please read more.


Dr Plato Kapranos
Short Courses Office
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Sheffield
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD

Tel: +44 114 222 5509/5993
Fax: +44 114 222 5943