The educational mission of Leather Engineering Department is to graduate engineers having high standard of qualifications for the leather and leather goods industry in the world. In this context, the aim is to train engineers that can realize the manufacturing and modification of leather products, controlling of the processes, physical and chemical properties of the leathers/hides/skins, developing new and advanced techniques and designing of new products according to the fashion. Considering its main input and production technologies, Leather Science exhibits a multidisciplinary character since it includes many scientific fields such as biology, histology, microbiology, biotechnology, chemistry, environment, machinery, computer, etc.  Design and fashion constitute another dimension of leather engineering. Therefore, courses on shoe design/production and leather apparel are also given in undergraduate and graduate programs.