Corrosion Science and Engineering - Certificate

The Corrosion Science and Engineering Certificate addresses the need to educate and train science and engineering students  to develop methods and technologies to characterize and assess materials performance in extreme and corrosive environments to meet technological and scientific challenges in applications critical for our society.

Designed in response to industry demand and the national need in strategic sectors, such as infrastructure renewal, energy (extraction, conversion and transportation), utilities (in particular water), transportation, production and manufacturing. The certificate curriculum incorporates

  1. cross-disciplinary components on materials science and engineering, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry;
  2. interdisciplinary, integrative courses on the forms of corrosion, the electrochemical and degradation processes in extreme environments, and the control and mitigation strategies to prevent these processes in specific environments; and
  3. elective courses related to different engineering disciplines and applications as well as professional internships in industry and national laboratories.

The goals of the corrosion science and engineering certificate program are to train the next generation of scientists and engineers:

  1. who will serve as a trained, advanced workforce for industry, academia, and government agencies with a basic understanding of environmental degradation assets required to optimize asset life cycle, production efficiency, and worker safety;
  2. are familiar with the technological and computational tools and methods for corrosion and material degradation evaluation, inspection, detection, and prevention;
  3. have interdisciplinary collaborative experience in materials preservation and degradation, with individuals from different science and engineering disciplines;
  4. contribute to interdisciplinary efforts while developing a comprehensive understanding of the potentials and limitations of corrosion science and engineering; and
  5. acquire skills necessary to thrive in their chosen career path.
MSEN 601Fundamental Materials Science and Engineering3
MSEN 643Materials Electrochemistry and Corrosion3
MSEN 644Corrosion and Electrochemistry Lab 3
MSEN 646Corrosion Prevention and Control Methods3
Select one of the following:3
Biomaterials Compatibility
Surface Chemistry
Process Safety Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Fundamentals of Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Physics of Materials
Fundamentals of Soft and Biomaterials
Surface Science
Kinetic Processes in Materials Science
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Thermodynamics in Materials Science
Nuclear Materials Under Extreme Conditions
Oil Field Chemistry
Total Semester Credit Hours15