International Steel Academy


About the International Steel Academy (ISA)

Academy Objectives

The AIST International Steel Academy provides in-depth instruction focused on the fundamental elements required to produce quality steel products. Each course is four days in length and typically held concurrently with another Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel (MSTS) course.

The elements within each course are presented such that the steelmaking process will logically unfold as the course progresses. MSTS 101 serves as an introduction the Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel, providing essential knowledge to attendees who do not have a technical background in metallurgical engineering, rolling or quality-added downstream processing. The Steelmaking curriculum (MSTS 201) will begin with the fundamental raw materials of steel, progress through the processing of iron, melting of steel, refining, casting and solidification. The elements will contain information on the origin and history of the process, the latest technology used, the equipment needed and the steps necessary to produce a quality product for the next element. Steel Shaping and Treating (MSTS 202) is intended as an introduction to the processing of steel products for industry professionals.
The focus of Advanced Aspects of Advanced High-Strength Steel Production (MSTS 410) is the strength of steel products, more specifically modern high- and ultrahigh-strength steel grades. It will provide a clearer understanding of the theory and fundamental aspects of various strengthening mechanisms used in steel products and translate these fundamentals into useful engineering information.

Each course contains information on the origin and history of the process, the latest technology used, the equipment needed and the steps necessary to produce a quality product for the next element.  Safety awareness, environmental considerations and common maintenances areas are included in each course.

Target Audience

The curriculum for the AIST International Steel Academy provides a broad and deep understanding of the ironmaking and steelmaking process. Individuals who have experience in the industry and hold a basic understanding of the overall process would find the curriculum of the International Steel Academy beneficial. Process engineers, operations and maintenance personnel, plant management, sales and service engineers and others requiring an expanded knowledge of steel manufacturing fundamentals should attend.

Course Language

Course language is English. 

The ISA course manuals are partially funded by AIME and the Seeley W. Mudd Memorial Fund.