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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENGM114 Module Title: CORROSION ENGINEERING
Module Provider: Mechanical, Medical & Aero Engineering Short Name: SE3M38
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: BAKER MA Dr (M, M & A Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Short course
Assessment Pattern

Components of Assessment



Continuous assessment

Post short course assessment package


Module Overview
Module Aims
This course aims to:
•           cover basic and advanced theory of electrochemistry and oxidation as this is essential in
             the understanding of metallic corrosion
•           discuss the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects together with metallurgical considerations. 
•           describe, using this foundation, modern methods which can be used to reduce, control or

            even prevent corrosion

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course and associated assessment package, students will have gained:
•           a comprehensive understanding of various forms of corrosion together with their causes
•           an awareness of the most recent methods for corrosion prevention and be able to specify a
            suitable technique for a given application.
•           an abliity to use the current literature to inform on identifying causes of corrosion for new
            cases found in the field  
•           a good understanding of electrochemical and analysis techniques which enable both the
            corrosion behaviour of new materials and characterisation of corrosion failures to be


Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Intensive five day teaching period including lectures, tutorials, problem solving and laboratory sessions, followed by assessment package of a nominal 120 hours work, to be submitted within six months (part-time) or six weeks (full-time) of the end of the course week.

Total student learning time 150 hours.

Selected Texts/Journals


Required reading - None
Recommended background reading:
Shreir LL, Sharman R and Burstein T, Corrosion, 3rd ed. Volume 1 (Metal/Environment Reactions) and Volume 2, (Corrosion Control), Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994.
Khanna AS, Introduction to High Temperature Oxidation and Corrosion, ASM International, 2002. (ISBN 08717 07624)
Kofstad P, High Temperature Corrosion, Elsevier, 1988.
Uhlig HH and Revie RW, Corrosion and Corrosion Control, 3rd ed, Wiley, 1985.

Roberge PR, Handbook of Corrosion Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 2000. 



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17 August 2009