With the development of new technologies, materials play an increasingly important role in modern society. Thus, Materials Science has now become established as a discipline in its own right as well as an important area in the fields of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering.
A sound knowledge in Science and Technology of materials is necessary for the efficient use of materials in industry. This aspect is particularly important for a developing country like Sri Lanka in achieving its development goals.
The broad aim of this postgraduate degree is to give a basic knowledge in Physics of Materials with emphasis on technologically important materials. Therefore this programme will provide an opportunity to train graduate students required for various industries and also to improve the knowledge and skills of personnel already employed in the industrial sector.