Materials are the basis for modern industries. They are the foundations on which all branches of engineering are built.
Our department was founded against this background in 1972, The initial goals were to produce professional materials scientists and, at the same time, provide strong impetus for the native materials industries, and a breeding bed for the basic and applied materials research in the island. Today, these goals are fully fulfilled. The department is now one of the highest esteemed departments in universities of this country in terms of both faculties and research facilities.