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Corrosion Engineering

Corrosion Engineering

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering
6 months full-time


Specialise your engineering career, learning to combat the naturally occurring process of corrosion.

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Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.


Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Broad career options

Analyse a range of practical, corrosion-related problems.

This course can be undertaken while working as there are no requirements to attend classes on campus.

It offers a solid grounding in corrosion engineering and will help you develop skills that are relevant for careers in oil and gas, refining and chemical processing, power generation and defence.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • A unique opportunity for career development in the energy and resources industry
  • There is a growing industry demand for qualified corrosion engineers and quality research in the field of corrosion engineering
  • It is an issue particularly pertinent to the energy and resource industries where optimal corrosion management practices can have a positive impact on maximising efficient, safe production
  • Online and flexible delivery.

How this course will make you industry ready

The course is designed to deliver specific corrosion engineering skills relevant to the energy and resources industries, and is suitable for qualified Chemists, Materials Engineers, Process/Chemical Engineers and Mechanical Engineers.

Career information

Corrosion engineers will continue to be in demand because corrosion of structural steel is largely inevitable. Opportunities may exist in evaluating the cost of corrosion to a business, optimising design and materials to prevent corrosion, and researching industry practices to treat corrosion. 


  • Nuclear energy
  • Petroleum and mining
  • Transportation

What you'll learn

  • apply corrosion theories and principles to account for corrosion causes, failures and prevention strategies
  • analyse a range of practical corrosion-related problems or situations potentially impacted by corrosion and propose viable and/or creative solutions
  • acquire relevant corrosion-related data from the literature and other sources, and interpret or re-interpret the data in synthesising practical reports
  • use professional language and technically accurate written work to effectively communicate with corrosion engineers, operators and managers
  • describe major corrosion testing methods and prevention technologies, and explain their limitations
  • demonstrate self-reliance, motivation and initiative in planning and managing own learning
  • describe major international corrosion prevention standards and practices, and their differences
  • be aware of the cultural impact of engineering or related operations
  • demonstrate behaviours which support and uphold expectations of practicing engineers and the engineering profession

Admission criteria

  • A recognised bachelor degree in engineering or science, with the equivalent of first year chemistry, OR
  • A recognised relevant work experience. Students via this pathway may be required to undertake additional not for degree units such as first year chemistry.

Please note: this course is not available to onshore international students (offshore international students are encouraged to apply).

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student type Cost
Domestic $13,600*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-CRENGR
  • Last updated on: January 28, 2021