Corrosion Engineering

This course discusses the causes of corrosion and the practice of corrosion control.


University of Surrey


To be confirmed

Number of days

Five weekdays

Hours of study

9am - 5:30pm

Course overview

The emphasis of this course will be to cover the basic theory of electrochemistry and oxidation as this is essential in the understanding of metallic corrosion. The thermodynamic and kinetic aspects will be discussed together with metallurgical considerations. Using this foundation the methods which can be used to reduce, control or even prevent corrosion will be described by internal and external lecturers.

This course is intensive with 20 lectures as well as tutorials and a laboratory visit. The knowledge gained during the course will be applied to components which have failed due to corrosion, and internationally known consultants will describe, from their own experience, real and important examples.

The course combines academic knowledge with practical field experience.

Who is this course for?

This course is directed at engineers and scientists who are, or expect to be, involved in any form of corrosion and corrosion control in research, design and failure analysis as well as the selection of metals and alloys. It would also be useful for those in technical management or teaching who wish to update their appreciation of the subject.

While open to all, the course is designed to be fully appreciated by registrants with a first degree in engineering or science, or who have equivalent experience. It will be assumed that all delegates are familiar with the basic principles of chemistry.

Course details

Please note that we reserve the right to alter the syllabus. Any major changes will be notified to delegates before the course starts.

Over this week long course we will go through the following:

  • Fundamentals of electrochemistry
  • Uniform and galvanic corrosion
  • Pitting and crevice corrosion
  • Passivation
  • Fundamentals of high temperature oxidation
  • Cathodic protection
  • Materials selection in the oil and gas industry
  • Biological corrosion
  • Corrosion in reinforced concrete
  • Scanning probe techniques
  • Environmental cracking and corrosion control in the oil and gas industry
  • Marine corrosion
  • Corrosion of light metals in aircraft
  • Visit to QinetiQ
  • Formulation of paints
  • Corrosion protection of paints
  • Polarisation and electrical impedance spec
  • Test methods in corrosion
  • Surface analysis and microscopy
  • High temperature corrosion
  • Coatings for high temperature protection.

Dr Mark Baker

Dr Baker is a Chartered Scientist.


Price per person is to be confirmed.

How to apply

Payment can be accepted by purchase order, credit card or bank transfer on our online store, which will be available soon.

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment.

Register your interest

If you are interested in taking this course then please contact the Short Course Administrator, Jenna Flint:

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