Skip to the content

This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.

COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering

GC-CRENGR

TAUGHT BY: WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

This course is tailored to industry needs and 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 to the energy and resources industries, particularly for careers in oil and gas, refining and chemical processing, mining and mineral processing, power generation and defence.

Corrosion impacts many infrastructure systems, manufacturing processes and products. Knowledge of the causes and mitigation of corrosion, from the design stage onwards, is fundamental to engineering. Your individual study plan will depend on the availability and sequence of units within the program.

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

Why study Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering

  • 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.

It can be applied in the following industries:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Refining & Chemical Processing
  • Mining & Mineral Processing
  • Power Generation
  • Defence

Career information

There is a strong global demand for Corrosion Engineers. If you have an undergraduate degree in engineering or an applied science discipline, this course offers you a chance to break into this market and fast track your career to practice the profession of Corrosion Engineering in a broad spectrum of industries.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • 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 as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

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

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 / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$13,400*

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

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

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

Apply now

Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: GC-CRENGR
  • This offering was last updated on: December 15, 2018