Corrosion science engineering at The University of Akron.

Corrosion Engineering

IF YOU WANT TO BE A LEADER in one of the fastest-growing industries where you will design materials for preserving industrial, infrastructure, defense and environmental assets around the world, becoming a corrosion engineer will put you on the right path to success. Corrosion engineer jobs are on the rise and you could graduate in-demand.


In the field of corrosion science and engineering, 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.


UA’s Corrosion Engineering program is the first of its kind in the United States.

Graduates of the program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Corrosion Engineering and will be prepared to reduce the costs of corrosion—estimated at more than $400 billion per year in the United States—and design structures for greater performance, safety and reliability. More.

Corrosion engineering as a major

Students discuss why they chose corrosion engineering as a major.

About the Corrosion Engineering degree

Built on a traditional science-and-engineering base, our corrosion engineering degree program offers a strong corrosion-specific core that includes management courses and practical experience in the field.

What does it take to get into our corrosion science program?

Scholarships available
Thanks to the generosity of companies and foundations, a number of scholarships are available.

What can I expect when I graduate?
Opportunities for corrosion engineers are strong, as need exists in nearly every economic sector.

How do I learn more? Contact Dr. Edward Evans, an associate professor in our program, at

Corrosion Engineers Job Outlook

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