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Corrosion Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #190 (BCR) Online
The Corrosion Engineering course from Curtin University offers exciting career opportunities for engineers, scientists and researchers.
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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.

Why study the Corrosion Engineering course from Curtin University

  • 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

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric Corrosion 
  • Principles of Corrosion 
  • Engineering Materials for the Resources Industry 
  • Process Safety and Risk Management 
  • Corrosion Protection: Coatings and Electrochemical Protection 
  • Concrete Corrosion 
  • Corrosion in Liquids 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

CRICOS Provider Code: 00301J
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts for previously attained qualifications that are relevant to the Curtin course for which you are applying.
  • English test results, see our English prerequisites for more detail.
  • Supporting information for your application, including supplementary forms for certain courses. Please note that if the required ‘supplementary forms’ are not completed and attached to this application, we will not proceed with the assessment of your applications.
  • As part of the Simplified Streamlined Visa Framework (SSVF), you may be required to provide additional information in order for us to perform Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessments as part of your application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    26600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26600 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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