corrosion engineering students at The University of Akron

Corrosion Engineering Undergraduate Program

The only corrosion engineering bachelor’s degree program in the country offered here at The University of Akron. In the Chemical, Biomolecular, and Corrosion Engineering Department at UA, you can put your high level science and math skills to good use and excel in our program.

Admission Requirements

All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in engineering are accepted into the College.

If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you.

Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.

Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.

How to apply? See step by step details on how to apply to The University of Akron.

What can I do with Corrosion Engineering?

Corrosion engineers research and develop methods to lower the environmental impact on roadways, bridges, power plants, windmills, manufacturing plants and pipelines.

Corrosion engineers also design new materials and structures that will address emerging needs in a variety of industries including energy, chemical processing and pharmaceuticals.

graduates with a b.s. in corrosion engineering from the university of akron make an average starting salary of $71,400.

We have placed graduates at companies including BP, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Philips 66, and Newport News Shipbuilding.

What skills make successful corrosion engineers?

Undergraduate corrosion engineering students that have a strong foundation in AP physics, AP chemistry and calculus do well in our program. Also, if you have an interest in sustainability and making communities safer, this field will be a nice fit for you.

A day in the life of a corrosion...

Engineering senior student

Hear from Helen, a senior corrosion engineering major, as she takes you through a typical day as a student at UA.

Engineer on the job

Hear from UA corrosion graduate, Madeline Lee '19, as she explains what she does as a corrosion engineer.

National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP)

The only one of its kind, NCERCAMP provides students with hands-on opportunities to help industry and government agencies improve material performance, mitigate the effects of corrosion and manage risk through sponsored research, technical service, education and training.

Curriculum guides & courses

The undergraduate corrosion engineering degree includes the traditional science and engineering course of study along with the fundamentals of corrosion engineering. The curriculum also integrates a unique set of management courses and co-op experiences that will prepare our graduates to immediately enter the workforce as contributing members of project teams. Students learn the fundamental and applied aspects of aqueous and high temperature corrosion.


The corrosion engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

For more information

Direct questions to:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies