Suggested Reference Books for Exam Preparation 

To help in your exam preparation, here are some suggested reference books. This list is not exhaustive or comprehensive; please supplement with your own resources.

General Materials Science

  • ASM Metals Handbook, Desk Edition, 1st or 2nd Edition
  • J.P. Schaffer, A. Saxena, S.D. Antolovich, T.H. Sanders, Jr., S.B. Warner, The Science and Design of Engineering Materials, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill
  • W.D. Callister, Jr., Materials Science and Engineering, 9th Edition, John Wiley & Sons
  • C.B. Carter and M.G. Norton, Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering, Springer
  • ASM Handbook, Vol. 21 Composites, ASM International
  • Ronald F. Gibson, Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, CRC Press, 2011


  • Pierre R. Roberge, Corrosion Engineering: Principles and Practice, McGraw-Hill, 2008
  • Process Industries Corrosion, NACE International, 1986
  • Guide to the Use of Materials in Waters, NACE International, 2003

Mechanical Metallurgy

  • G. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy. 3rd Edition, 1986, McGraw-Hill
  • R.W. Hertzberg, Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2012

Transport Phenomena

  • D.R. Poirier and G.H. Geiger, Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing, 1998, Addison Wesley

Physical Metallurgy

  • R. Abbashian, Physical Metallurgy Principles, 2008
  • S. Avner, Introduction to Physical Metallurgy, latest edition, McGraw-Hill
  • G. Krauss, Steels, Processing, Structure, and Performance, ASM International, 2005


  • Basic statistics book of your choice