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Master of Science (Corrosion Engineering)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-CRENGR Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online
Intake February or July
Duration 1.5 years full time

Corrosion engineering offers exciting career opportunities for engineers, scientists and researchers.

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in an area related to chemistry, environmental science, chemical engineering, civil engineering or hydrology, OR
  • Recognised bachelor degree with honours in a related field or graduate diploma in a related field. Applicants via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.
  • AND Meet Curtin’s English competency requirements.


Please note that due to unit availabilities, July intake students may be required to study part time for part of their degree hence extending the total duration. Please consult the course coordinator for your personalised study plan.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

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Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Try our RPL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

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.

How this course will make you industry ready

A master degree in Corrosion Engineering diversifies your skill set and enhances your employment opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries. Upon completion, you will gain expertise in:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of corrosion in a variety of environments,
  • Diagnosing corrosion problems,
  • Understanding prevention principles such as corrosion inhibitors, coating and cathodic protection,
  • Developing corrosion management solutions,
  • Upgrading your engineering skills by working on real-life corrosion cases and projects.

More information about Corrosion Engineering

This course is only available offshore.