CORROSION ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
The undergraduate corrosion engineering program is a part of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at The University of Akron. It is the only bachelor’s degree corrosion engineering program in the country outside of the United States Air Force.
What is Corrosion Engineering?
Corrosion engineers research and develop methods to lower the environmental impact on roadways, bridges, power plants, windmills, manufacturing plants and pipelines.
Corrosion engineers also design new materials and structures that will address emerging needs in a variety of industries including energy, chemical processing and pharmaceuticals.
The corrosion engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.
All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in biomedical engineering are accepted into the College. If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you. Learn more about how our engineering admissions process works.
Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.
Individuals who graduate with a B.S. in Corrosion Engineering from The University of Akron make an average starting salary of $71,400. We have placed graduates at companies including BP, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Philips 66, and Newport News Shipbuilding.
National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP)
The only one of its kind, NCERCAMP provides students with hands-on opportunities to help industry and government agencies improve material performance, mitigate the effects of corrosion and manage risk through sponsored research, technical service, education and training.
Curriculum & Courses
The undergraduate corrosion engineering degree includes the traditional science and engineering course of study along with the fundamentals of corrosion engineering. The curriculum also integrates a unique set of management courses and co-op experiences that will prepare our graduates to immediately enter the workforce as contributing members of project teams. Students learn the fundamental and applied aspects of aqueous and high temperature corrosion.
Within the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, students can choose to pursue an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.