Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Materials Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)N 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%

Workload requirements

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