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Corrosion Engineering

Corrosion Engineering

Graduate Diploma


Graduate Diploma in Corrosion Engineering
1 year full-time
Curtin Perth


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.

Broad career options

Analyse a range of practical, corrosion-related problems.


This course has been developed in partnership with Woodside and Chevron, and has been created to meet growing industry demand for qualified corrosion engineers and quality research in this field. 

You will study liquid and atmospheric corrosion, flow regimes in pipelines, predictive modelling, the basic properties of fluids, plant energy systems and thermodynamics. You will also complete a project to enhance your practical and theoretical skills.

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 (case-studies) 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 the corrosion characteristics of engineering materials, corrosion testing methods, prevention technologies, and explain their strength and 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

Entry requirements

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.

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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.

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  • Last updated on: August 13, 2020