Corrosion Engineering Undergraduate Program Accreditation 

The Corrosion Engineering undergraduate program offered by the Department of Chemical, Biomolecular, and Corrosion Engineering at The University of Akron is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Corrosion Engineering Program are that, within a few years of graduation, our Corrosion Engineering graduates: 

  1. Make a positive technical contribution to their business, profession, and/or community

  2. Continue to develop their educational background and/or professional preparation

  3. Enhance the quality of their work life as practicing engineers by communicating well, working effectively on (multidisciplinary) teams, participating in service activities, and acting ethically in their professional duties

Student Outcomes

The Corrosion Engineering program has specified their student outcomes to be achieved by the time of graduation. 

  • Have a good grounding in math, chemistry, and physics

  • Able to apply math, chemistry, physics, and engineering principles

  • Have knowledge of materials and mechanical properties of materials in particular

  • Have knowledge of corrosion principles and degradation due to interaction with corrosive media

  • Able to identify, formulate, and solve corrosion engineering problems

  • Pose and develop solutions to corrosion problems considering environmental, health, safety, social, political, ethical, manufacturing, sustainability, and economic issues

  • Design structures to mitigate/avoid corrosion considering environmental, safety, ethical, and economic issues

  • Design and conduct experiments and interpret the resulting data to measure and interpret the corrosion event (e.g. rate of corrosion and time to failure)

  • Write and speak effectively in a technical setting

  • Work effectively on (diverse) teams

  • Independently assimilate new information to sustain lifelong learning

  • Understand ethical and professional responsibility

  • Have broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering in a global society

  • Have knowledge of contemporary issues

  • Use modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2019 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science Corrosion Engineering Program is 90 students. There were 9 graduates of the program for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

For more information:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

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