Project Description

Materials Science & Engineering, 1st Australian and New Zealand Edition

Callister, Blicblau, Bruggeman, Cortie, Long et al.

Print ISBN : 9780730382836   |  Digital ISBN : 9780730382843 

One of the world’s most highly regarded Materials Science texts, Callister’s Materials Science and Engineering has been reimagined for the first time for Australian and New Zealand students. This first ANZ edition promotes student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties.

Now featuring ANZ examples, this edition demonstrates how the subject is relevant to their work in a local context, while maintaining the hallmarks of previous editions with excellent readability and engaging examples.



Students respond to the textbook for its clear explanations and jargon-free approach.

 Local Examples

Hearing about all the new developments from Silicon Valley, it’s easy to think that the US is the only place developments are happening. This edition shows students that materials science is also applied and relevant in ANZ.

Market Leading Resource

A classic text that has stood the test of time, Callister’s text will provide a professional with skills that can last decades.

The latest edition of Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, includes these key features:

    • Reduced page extent via one column format 
    • Reduced page extent due to even-numbered end of chapter problems removed from the text and only in the eBook 
    • Textbook and eBook have the same design 
    • ‘ANZ Spotlight’ features provide relevant examples with an ANZ context
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 12. Structures and Properties of Ceramics
Chapter 2. Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding Chapter 13. Applications and Processing of Ceramics
Chapter 3. The Structure of Crystalline Solids Chapter 14. Polymer Structures
Chapter 4. Imperfections in Solids Chapter 15. Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers
Chapter 5. Diffusion Chapter 16. Composites
Chapter 6. Mechanical Properties of Metals Chapter 17. Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
Chapter 7. Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms Chapter 18. Electrical Properties
Chapter 8. Failure Chapter 19. Thermal Properties
Chapter 9. Phase Diagrams Chapter 20. Magnetic Properties
Chapter 10. Phase Transformations in Metals: Development
of Microstructure and Alteration of Mechanical Properties
Chapter 21. Optical Properties
Chapter 11. Applications and Processing of Metal Alloys Chapter 22. Environmental and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering
William D. Callister

Aaron Blicblau (Swinburne)

Kiara Bruggeman (ANU)

Michael Cortie (UTS)

John Long (Deakin)

Judy Hart (UNSW)

Ross Marceau (Deakin)

Ryan Mitchell (Deakin)

Reza Parvizi (Deakin)

David Rubin De Celis Leal (Deakin)

Steven Babaniaris (Deakin)

Subrat Das (Deakin)