6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering
This unit covers the manifestations and types of corrosion usually found in the field in areas such as 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 develop strategies to mitigate corrosion. The mechanisms of corrosion in some environments will also be studies. This includes stress corrosion cracking, microbiologically induced corrosion and corrosion in reinforced concrete structures.
Corrosion mitigation mechanisms will be discussed. This includes materials selection, cathodic protection, coatings and inhibitors. The unit will also cover cement and concrete, including reinforced concrete and topics related to durability of non-metals.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Describe corrosion mechanisms in diverse environments to the advanced level required for an industrial impact.
- Formulate various methods for corrosion protection and mitigation and assess their efficacy in real world applications.
- Discern various approaches to corrosion mitigation in industrial applications via carefully coordinated guest lectures from key experts outside the University environment.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
3 hours of lectures, 1 hour applied classes and 8 hours of private study per week.
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