Studies aerospace grade aluminum, magnesium, nickel, and titanium alloys. Covers heat treatment, defect structures, failure mechanisms, corrosion and its prevention, the effect of space radiation on materials, and high and low temperature effects. Introduces composite materials with a lab design and experiment. Emphasizes the selection of materials in design with procedures for choosing materials rationally. Case studies include aerogels, carbides, composites, powder metallurgy, nanomaterials, and advanced materials manufacturing technologies. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite course of ASEN 2001 (min grade C). Restricted to Aerospace Engineering (ASEN) majors only.