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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.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria 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.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


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

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $26,600*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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.