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Degree structure

Degree details

On completion of the degree students will be able to:

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

Corrosion and Material Engineer, Asset Integrity Engineer. In addition, corrosion is an interdisciplinary science. Therefore, engineers or scientists from different disciplines whose work may be relevant to degradation of metals and engineering materials either by unfolding mechanisms or designing prevention and control plans can also benefit from undertaking this degree.

Higher education

Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific degree entry and completion requirements must also be met. Specifically, applicants require a recognised bachelor degree in engineering or science with equivalent of first year Chemistry.

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/policy/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.

Students must be admitted in an award course of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.

To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to opencurtin@curtin.edu.au along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.

For further information, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au.

This Curtin University Corrosion Engineering Degree is unique to the region and offers an opportunity to study from your home location. This degree provides an advanced  professional qualification for graduates in engineering or science disciplines.

This fee-paying degree is one and a half years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Recommended Study Pattern

The degree is designed in such a way that students can choose to enrol in either full time or part time basis. However, it is mandatory to enrol and complete ENR500 Principles of Corrosion prior to ENR540, ENR550, ENR560, ENR570, ENR600, ENR610, ENR620, ENR630 and ENR640.

Award Requirements

Successful completion of 8 Core subjects AND either ENR600 (with 0.50 EFTSL) OR ENR610, ENR620, ENR630 and ENR640 (each with 0.125 EFTSL).

Exit Points

There are two exit awards: Graduate Diploma in Corrosion Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering.

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