Corrosion Engineering Technology (Associate's Degree)

Fundamentals

Corrosion engineers help protect everything from mobile phones to bridges and highways. They even work to protect the environment.

The AAS in Corrosion Engineering Technology prepares students to evaluate corrosion of materials in the field and apply strategies for mitigating corrosion. The program balances classroom instruction with field and lab work. In completing the program, students will also be prepared to pass certification tests in basic corrosion and cathodic protection offered by NACE.

Our faculty

  • offer expertise to support the technical aspects of the program
  • incorporate real engineering design challenges into courses
  • collaborate on research with students and colleagues at UA, other schools, government agencies and private industries

Akron Advantage

Real-world experience

Students will gain important practical professional experience through hands-on learning activities with access to the following labs: 

  • Corrosion and Materials Performance Lab
  • Applied Colloid and Surface Science Lab
  • Catalysis Research Lab
  • Multiphase and Solids Processing Lab
  • Supercritical Fluid Lab 

Student organizations 

Interact with other engineering students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Women in Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Corrosion Squad (National Association of Corrosion Engineers student chapter)
  • Women in Engineering


Sample Curriculum


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Career Opportunities

An individual with an AAS in Corrosion Engineering Technology degree can find employment in any industry that is impacted by material degradation — including the oil and gas, chemical processing and construction industries.

Outlook

As infrastructure weakens due to time and weather conditions, the demand for corrosion engineers is high to mitigate or slow down the effects of corrosion. UA’s unique program means our students are in top demand.

Career services

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