Corrosion Engineering

Program Fundamentals

UA has launched 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.

Corrosion engineering requires a broad knowledge and cuts across many disciplines. Students receive instruction in:

  • chemical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • physics
  • modeling

Professional Preparation

Along with a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes strong science and engineering principles, the program integrates a strong management component to help our students develop the skills that are necessary for executing "real world" projects.

Our faculty

  • incorporate real engineering design challenges into courses
  • collaborate on research with students and colleagues at UA, other schools, government agencies and private industries

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    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Research

    Experience corrosion and reliability engineering firsthand through the research facilities available in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering:

    • six state-of-the-art research laboratories
    • computer lab
    • applied colloid and surface science lab
    • catalysis research lab
    • multiphase and solids processing lab
    • supercritical fluid lab

    Real World Experience

    Gain important practical professional experience through the optional cooperative education program in the engineering field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your
    sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

    Engineering Student Organizations

    Interact with other engineering students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

    • Tau Beta Pi (engineering honorary)
    • Women in Engineering
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers

    Sample Curriculum


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