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COURSE

Master of Science (Corrosion Engineering)

MC-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.

1year, 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.

300

About offering

Corrosion engineering offers exciting career opportunities for engineers, scientists and researchers.

Corrosion is the degradation of metals, concretes and other materials, costing global industry A$214 billion annually. It is an issue pertinent to the energy and resource industries where optimal corrosion management practices help maximise efficiency, safe production and profit margin.

Curtin has offered corrosion education through the online Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Corrosion Engineering since 2010. This new master degree provides you with advanced knowledge and awareness of recent discoveries in corrosion.

A master degree in corrosion engineering diversifies your skill set and enhances your employment opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries. You will learn the fundamentals of corrosion from a materials perspective and electrochemistry, and then apply those understandings to practical examples in complex corrosive environments to select appropriate prevention strategies.

What you'll learn

  • apply corrosion theories and principles to account for corrosion causes, failures, and prevention strategies for various corrosion phenomena
  • analyse a range of practical corrosion-related problems, or situations potentially impacted by corrosion, and propose reasoned, viable solutions
  • acquire relevant corrosion-related data from the literature and other sources, and evaluate and synthesise the data to help mitigate the effects of corrosion
  • use appropriate and professional language to communicate effectively with corrosion engineers, operators and managers in writing and in person
  • apply suitable technologies for corrosion testing and prevention, and explain their strengths and limitations
  • integrate own knowledge and past practical and academic experience to solve corrosion-related problems
  • describe major international corrosion prevention standards and practices, and outline their differences
  • demonstrate awareness of the cultural impact of engineering operations
  • apply time management, problem solving and critical thinking skills to investigate and solve corrosion problems

Why study Master of Science (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

A master degree in Corrosion Engineering diversifies your skill set and enhances your employment opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries. Upon completion, you will gain expertise in:

  • understanding the fundamentals of corrosion in a variety of environments
  • diagnosing corrosion problems
  • understanding prevention principles such as corrosion inhibitors, coating and cathodic protection
  • developing corrosion management solutions
  • upgrading your engineering skills by working on real-life corrosion cases and projects.

Career information

Corrosion and material engineers are primarily employed in the petroleum and mining industry but opportunities also exist in automotive, nuclear energy and transportation industries.

Career opportunities:

  • These are usually in multinational companies where you can gain:
  • The chance to travel nationally and overseas
  • Experience in a variety of projects and the opportunity to learn different skills
  • The opportunity to be employed in multi-billion dollar projects of national and international significance.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • A recognised bachelor degree in an area related to chemistry, environmental science, chemical engineering, civil engineering or hydrology, OR
  • A recognised bachelor degree with honours in a related field or graduate diploma in a related field. Applicants via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning, AND
  • Meet Curtin’s English competency requirements.

English language proficiency

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

Course prerequisites

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Other requirements and notes for this course

Please note: due to unit availabilities, July intake students may be required to study part time for part of their degree hence extending the total duration. Please consult the course coordinator for your personalised study plan.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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 tne_pathways@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.

$26,600*

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.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-CRENGR
  • This offering was last updated on: September 23, 2018