This two-day course addresses the mechanical properties of ceramics and glasses for elastic properties, strength measurements, fracture parameters and the indentation hardness. Attendees will be exposed to how the structures of ceramics and glasses determine those properties, become acquainted with standard test methods, and understand the results. In addition, students will learn how the results of some tests may be used to design with ceramics and glasses. Students will also learn about post-mortem analysis of failures. Continuous fiber reinforced ceramics are not included.