1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 120-minute workshop weekly
3 x 120-minute laboratories per semester
1 ENGR1722 - Engineering Physics and Materials
1a ENGR8752 - Engineering Physics and Materials GE
2 Admission into MEMT-Master of Engineering (Materials)
2a Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a)) or ((2 or 2a)))
Topic description
Introduction; corrosion principles; electrochemical and metallurgical aspects; galvanic corrosion; pitting corrosion; crevice corrosion; stress-corrosion cracking; corrosion fatigue; high temperature corrosion; corrosion-related damage by hydrogen, erosion, and wear; corrosion prevention mechanisms; materials selection for corrosion, cathodic protection, protective coatings and inhibitors; inspection, testing and reliability; destructive and non-destructive testing; corrosion monitoring.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with an understanding of corrosion principles, mechanisms and prevention methods in engineering materials.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand corrosion principles and its electrochemical aspects
  2. Understand different mechanisms of corrosion in materials
  3. Apply their knowledge to control and prevent corrosion in different corrosive applications
  4. Understand inspection and testing techniques as well as corrosion and structural monitoring methods
  5. Analyse case studies and develop their knowledge and methodologies to broader concepts and problems
  6. Practise corrosion and failure of materials in corrosive environment