Provide an in-depth education in the field of materials science, an interdisciplinary area of knowledge that includes the study of structures, properties, processing, and applications. It covers traditional structural materials, functional materials, and nanomaterials. The course shows that the behavior of materials is directly linked to their fundamental structures, and how structures and hence properties may be altered through processing. Properties, processing, design and environmental protection and degradation will be considered. Case studies in materials selection will be included and some examples of state-of-the-art applications of novel materials will be given.