Corrosion Engineering (Bachelor's Degree)


The University of Akron offers the only corrosion engineering bachelor’s degree program in the country. The program incorporates a multidisciplinary curriculum to train students to understand the origins of corrosion and manage its effects. The program also integrates a strong management component to help our students develop the skills that are necessary for executing real-world projects. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Corrosion Engineering.

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

  • chemical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • material science and engineering
  • physics
  • chemistry and electrochemistry
  • computational modeling

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
  • bring industry experience to the classroom

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on research

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

    • Corrosion and Materials Performance 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 co-op and placement program. 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.

    Student organizations

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

    • Tau Beta Pi (engineering honors society)
    • Women in Engineering
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    • Corrosion Squad (National Association of Corrosion Engineers student chapter)

    Accreditation accredited-by-abet

    The bachelor's degree program in Corrosion Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

    Sample Curriculum

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