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Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year part time

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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About this course

Corrosion affects many infrastructure systems, manufacturing processes and products. Knowledge of the causes and mitigation of corrosion, from the design stage onwards, is fundamental to engineering.

If you're looking to enter the growing field of corrosion engineering, this Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering will allow you to develop relevant skills and knowledge for a fulfilling career in the energy and resources industries.

This online course, undertaken through Curtin University, is designed to deliver specific corrosion engineering skills relevant to the energy and resources industries.

It is suitable for qualified chemists, materials engineers, process/chemical engineers and mechanical engineers, and will put you on the path for an exciting career in oil and gas, refining and chemical processing, mining and mineral processing, power generation or defence.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a recognised bachelor's degree in engineering or science with the equivalent of first-year chemistry (applicants without this degree may be required to complete additional units, which could extend the course duration)

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Corrosion chemistry
  • Corrosion and corrosion prevention in liquids

Plus your choice of the following:

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Process heat transfer
  • Reaction engineering
  • Process plant engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical engineering graduate research project 2

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Corrosion Engineering from Curtin University.

This course will offer you a chance to fast-track your career in a broad spectrum of industries, including oil and gas, refining and chemical processing, mining and mineral processing, power generation and defence.

You can also opt to pursue further study, such as the Graduate Diploma in Corrosion Engineering.

Curious about where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Mining Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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