Corrosion Engineering Technology

Program Fundamentals

The AAS in Corrosion Engineering Technology prepares students to evaluate corrosion of materials in the field and apply strategies for mitigating corrosion. The program strives to balance classroom instruction with relevant field and lab work. In completing the AAS in Corrosion Engineering Technology, students will also be prepared to pass certification tests in Basic Corrosion and Cathodic Protection offered by NACE.

The University of Akron offers the only Bachelor of Science in Corrosion Engineering degree. The corrosion engineering initiative at The University of Akron has been, and continues to be, supported by the United States Department of Defense. This support has been used to establish a Bachelor of Science in Corrosion Engineering and the National Center for Education and Research in Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCMP) on the Akron campus.

The Bachelor of Science in Corrosion Engineering also offers a pathway for students who are interested in pursuing a degree in corrosion in addition to the AAS degree in Corrosion Engineering Technology. The Department of Defense has provided funds that will directly support the degree.

Our Faculty

  • offer expertise to support the technical aspects of the program
  • incorporate real engineering design challenges into courses
  • collaborate on research with students and colleagues at UA, other schools, government agencies and private industries

Akron Advantage

The University of Akron has the nation’s first baccalaureate program in corrosion engineering. The program incorporates a multidisciplinary curriculum to train students to understand the origins of corrosion and manage its effects.

Students can take an internship position during the summer in between the two years of the program.


Sample Curriculum

Corrosion Engineering Technology — AAS


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