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

    For More Information:

    Corrosion and Reliability Engineering

    Contact: Dr. Ed Evans

    Career Opportunities

    Career Outlook

    In a 2009 report titled Assessment of Corrosion Education, the Committee on Assessing Corrosion Education of the National Research Council stated that an essential element in developing improved corrosion control and management practices throughout the national infrastructure is better education of the nation's engineers.

    It further noted that advances in durability, and the savings that accrue thereby, are more likely to be realized with an engineering workforce that is capable of understanding the fundamental principles of corrosion science and applying them using engineering techniques.

    Cooperative Education and Placement

    The College of Engineering's Cooperative Education Program enables you to integrate classroom instruction with practical and valuable on-the-job work experience. If you choose to co-op, you will complete your first five semesters of study and then begin alternating a semester of paid employment in your major field of interest with a semester of classroom study, until your senior level. Learn more.

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