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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)R Birbilis


Introduction to the typical manifestations and types of corrosion usually found in the field in areas including marine, chemical/manufacture, transport and offshore industries. Emphasis will be placed on identification and recognition of the types of corrosion likely to occur and then taking this further towards developing strategies to mitigate the corrosion. The mechanisms of corrosion in some environments will also be studied, including stress corrosion cracking and microbiologically induced corrosion, corrosion in reinforced concrete based structures. Corrosion mitigation mechanisms will be discussed, including, materials selection, cathodic protection, coatings and inhibitors.


To gain a detailed understanding of corrosion mechanisms and methods of corrosion prevention and protection.


Examination (3 hours): 50%
One written assignment: 20%
Group project: 30%

Contact hours

Three hours lectures/tutorials and 7.5 hrs of private study per week and 15 hours laboratory classes/projects per semester


MTE3541 or MSC3111 or by permission