An undergraduate course introducing the physical and mechanical properties of materials, crystal defects, microstructures, binary and ternary phase diagrams, Iron-Carbon & Al-Si phase diagrams in particular, and a short introductory on polymers, ceramics and composite materials. References: (1) S.H. Avner; Introduction to Physical Metallurgy, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1974. (2) A.G. Guy; Elements of Physical Metallurgy, 3rd ed., Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1974. (3) W.D. Callister; Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 7th ed., Wilety, 2007. (4) W.F. Smith; Principles of Materials Science and Engineering, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1995. (5) R. Abbaschian, L. Abbaschian, R.E. Reed-Hill; Physical Metallurgy Principles, 4th ed., CENGAGE Learning, 2008.