Course Description

Application of the thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical reactions to the understanding of corrosion phenomena such as oxidation, passivity, stress corrosion cracking, and weld decay. Discussion of methods of corrosion control and prevention including alloy selection, environmental control, cathodic protection and protective coatings. Some treatment of the environmental degradation of ceramics and polymers. Applications to current materials degradation problems in marine environments, petrochemical and metallurgical industries, and energy conversion systems.


Text book:

1) W.D. Callister, Jr., D.G. Rethwisch, Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons , 2009, 978-0-470-41997-7.

2) J.R. Davis, Corrosion: Understanding the Basics, ASM International, 2000, 0-87170-641-5.

3) M.G. Fontana, Corrosion Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 1986, 0-07-021463-8.


Reference Books:

1) L.L. Shreir, R.A. Jarman, G.T. Burstein, Corrosion Vols. I & II, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994, 0-7506-1077-8.

2) P.R. Roberge, Corrosion Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 2008, 0-07-164087-8.



70% attendance of all lecture hours and is required by the university’s regulations. Absence from a quiz, lab. or an examination will result in zero grade.


Grading Scheme:

Midterm 1: 20%

Midterm 2: 20%

Final: 50%

HW: 10%