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Corrosion Control Engineering - MSc

Course Description

The MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering provides you with a thorough training in corrosion and its control. Initially, you will study the fundamental chemistry, physics, and metallurgy underpinning corrosion processes. Subsequently, you will learn about approaches to corrosion control, ranging from material selection, through cathodic protection, to corrosion inhibition and protective coatings. Finally, you will cover industrial scenarios where knowledge of corrosion and its control is paramount, e.g. oil production. This MSc is the ideal preparation for a career either in industry as a corrosion scientist or engineer, or for cutting-edge academic research.

Aims of the course:
-To produce competent, professionally qualified graduates who are appropriately trained and will secure immediate, rewarding and useful employment in UK, European or overseas industries as corrosion scientists or engineers.
-To provide conversion training, which is intellectually challenging, as well as being industrially relevant.
-To satisfy the needs of practising engineers, scientists and technologists wishing to develop professional competence in the areas of corrosion and corrosion control methods.

Special features

Embarking upon the Corrosion Control Engineering MSc gives you direct access to the knowledge, skills and expertise of 10 leading academics in the field of corrosion. They will teach you the fundamentals of corrosion, and provide you with insight into cutting-edge corrosion engineering problems and solutions in their specialist fields. Latterly, you will work more closely with one of these academics, becoming an active member of their research group during your dissertation project. Further to the teaching by academics, eminent guest speakers from industry are a key feature of the course, delivering invaluable first-hand practical knowledge and case studies.

Coursework and assessment

Unit 1 is assessed by an in-sessional exam at the end of the Unit. Units 2-6 are examined by both exam (75%) and coursework (25%). The nature of the coursework differs from Unit to Unit, but is largely a mix of laboratory reports and case studies. As regards the research project, the mark for this section of the course is based upon the independent assessment of two academics.

Career opportunities

Opportunities for our graduates are wide ranging, with the majority of graduates going on to fill key posts as corrosion scientists, engineers, managers, and consultants in industry, or proceeding towards a career in academia. Our graduates are highly sought after and employed across a diverse range of sectors such as oil and gas, nuclear, energy production, and manufacturing. Leading industrial players target our students, with many going on to develop their careers in world renowned companies, e.g. Shell, Rolls Royce, Tata Steel, and BP.

Accrediting organisations

The MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering is accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IoM3).

Visit the Corrosion Control Engineering - MSc page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Student Profiles

BP Scholarships - Single Award

The masters course in Corrosion Control Engineering at The University of Manchester provides a thorough grounding in corrosion and its control. Students on the course explore principles, protection strategies and industrial applications, preparing them for either a career in industry or academia as a Corrosion Scientist/Engineer.For September 2011 entry, BP is offering applicants to this course the opportunity to apply for a BP Scholarship worth up to £15,000, to assist with the costs of tuition fees and living costs for the one-year course.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Applications from candidates with at least a 2.2 UK Honours degree, or equivalent, in a science or engineering subject, received by the deadline of 6th May 2011, will be considered for a BP scholarship.

Application Procedure

To apply online for this course please see http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply. For further information email [email protected] or call the Postgraduate Admissions Team on +44 (0)161 306 5777.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

You will need to achieve at least a UK 2.2 Honours degree in a Science, Engineering or Technology field, or equivalent International degree.

Last Updated

25 April 2017

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