4250: Corrosion Engineering

4250: Corrosion Engineering

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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. Our graduates will apply their technical proficiency to make positive contributions as chemical engineers or any other career path they choose
  2. Our graduates will continue life-long learning through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and individual professional improvement
  3. Our graduates will contribute to the professional practice of their chosen field through effective communication, leadership, teamwork and service, while exhibiting high ethical and professional standards

Graduates of the Corrosion Engineering Program must be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Apply their knowledge of materials and mechanical properties of materials
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate and solve corrosion engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues
  • To use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Corrosion Engineering curriculum consists of:

General Education - 29 credits including:Credits
3250:244 Intro to Econ. Analysis 3
Natural ScienceCredits
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I 3
3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
3150:153 Principles of Chemistry II 3
3150:154 Qualitative Analysis 2
3450:221 Calculus I 4
3450:222 Calculus II 4
3450:223 Calculus III 4
3450:335 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
3650:291 Elem. Classical Physics I 4
3650:292 Elem. Classical Physics II 4
Advanced ChemistryCredits
3150:263 Organic Chemistry I 3
3150:264 Organic Chemistry II 3
3150:265 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
3150:423 Analytical Chemistry I 3
Engineering CoreCredits
4300:201 Statistics 3
4200:320 Basic Electrical Eng. 4
4600:380 Mechanical Metallurgy 2
4200:225 Equilibrium Thermodynamics 4
Corrosion EngineeringCredits
4250:101 Tools for Corrosion Engineering 2
4250:105 Materials Science for Corrosion Engineering 2
4200:110 Proj. Mgt. & Teamwork I 1
4200:210 Proj. Mgt. & Teamwork II 1
4200:310 Proj. Mgt. & Teamwork III 1
4200:410 Proj. Mgt. & Teamwork IV 1
4250:200 Material and Energy Balances for Corrosion Engineering 4
4250:300 Fund. of Aqueous Corrosion 3
4250:310 Fund. of Dry Corrosion 3
4250:311 High Temperature Corrosion Lab 1
4250:301 Aqueous Corrosion Lab 1 1
4250:305 Corrosion Prevention (Aq) 3
4250:306 Aqueous Corrosion Lab 2 1
4250:340 Corrosion Prevention (Dry) 3
4300:202 Mechanics of Solids 3
4250:440 Corrosion Management I 3
4250:441 Corrosion Management II 3
Corrosion Engineering Electives 6
Design Electives 6
Chemistry/Biology Elective 3

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