Academic Catalog

4250: Corrosion Engineering

The corrosion engineering degree program is a comprehensive engineering program that incorporates the fundamental and applied aspects of aqueous and high temperature corrosion. The program incorporates laboratory and project management experiences throughout the curriculum. Students will be prepared to enter into the engineering workforce and make an impact in industries including Refining, Transportation Systems, Water Distribution, Energy, Food and Chemical Processing and others.

The corrosion engineering program is administered by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The goal of the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department is to prepare baccalaureate graduates with the necessary skills so that they can contribute to a highly technical global society through their professional careers. The philosophy of the department is to provide a strong theoretical foundation supported by practical applications of that knowledge, which is consistent with the mission of The University of Akron.

The specific educational objectives of the corrosion engineering program are that:

  1. Make positive technical contributions to their business, profession, and/or community
  2. Continue to develop their educational background and/or professional preparation
  3. Enhance the quality of their work as practicing engineers by communicating well, working effectively on (multidisciplinary) teams, participating in service activities, and acting ethically in their professional duties

Graduates of the Corrosion Engineering Program will:

  • Have a good grounding in math, chemistry, and physics
  • Be able to apply math, chemistry, physics, and engineering principles
  • Have knowledge of materials and mechanical properties of materials in particular
  • Have knowledge of corrosion principles and degradation due to interaction with corrosive media
  • Be able to identify, formulate, and solve corrosion engineering problems
  • Be able to pose and develop solutions to corrosion problems considering environmental, health, safety, social, political, ethical, manufacturing, sustainability, and economic issues
  • Be able to design structures to mitigate/avoid corrosion considering environmental, safety, ethical and economic issues
  • Be able to design and conduct experiments and interpret the resulting data to measure and interpret the corrosion event (e.g. rate of corrosion and time to failure)
  • Write and speak effectively in a technical setting
  • Work effectively on (diverse) teams
  • Be able to independently assimilate new information to sustain life long learning
  • Understand ethical and professional responsibility
  • Have broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering in a global society
  • Have knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Be able to use modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice