Materials Science is related to the design and discovery of new materials, specifically solids. The origins of materials science derive from the Enlightenment, when researchers started to use analytical thinking from chemistry, physics, and engineering to understand ancient, phenomenological observations in metallurgy and mineralogy.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
1. Understand the design, selection and processing of materials for a wide range of applications in Industries and elsewhere.
2. Understand how and why the properties of materials are controlled by structure and bonding at the atomic-scale, and by features at the microstructural and macroscopic levels.
3. Understand the composition of a material may be controlled by processing.