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 440Materials Electrochemistry and Corrosion3
MSEN 444Corrosion and Electrochemistry Lab3
MSEN 446Corrosion Prevention and Control Methods3
Select one of the following:3
Aerospace Materials Science
Biological Responses to Medical Devices
Chemical Engineering Materials
Materials Engineering for Civil Engineers
Metallic Materials
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science
Materials Science for Nuclear Energy Applications
Select one of the following:3
Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Aerospace Structures
Polymer Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Risk Analysis in Safety Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Nuclear Materials Engineering
Drilling Engineering
Energy and Sustainability
Total Semester Credit Hours15