ECTS - Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals

Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals (MATE440) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals MATE440 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
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Course Objectives To teach the importance of corrosion To teach the thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion and oxidation To introduce the types of corrosion To get students familiar with the corrosion of common engineering materials. To get students familiar with corrosion testing, monitoring and prevention methods. To teach students the corrosion related aspects of material selection and design
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion and oxidation.
  • Understanding the types of corrosion
  • Knowledge of corrosion testing, monitoring and prevention methods.
  • Knowledge of the corrosion related aspects of material selection and design.
Course Content Introduction to corrosion, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of corrosion and oxidation, types of corrosion, corrosion in various environments, corrosion of engineering materials, corrosion testing, control and prevention methods, corrosion in material selection and design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Corrosion 1-12
2 Basics of Electrochemistry 15-42
3 Thermodynamics of Corrosion 71-79
4 Potential-pH (Pourbaix diagrams) 80-94
5 Kinetic Aspects of Corrosion 95-118
6 Thermodynamics of Oxidation 119-128
7 Kinetic Aspects of Oxidation 129-135
8 Types of Corrosion-1 155-184
9 Types of Corrosion-2 155-184
10 Corrosion in Various Environments 193-217 of [1]
11 Corrosion of Steels and Stainless Steels 227-286
12 Corrosion of Non-ferrous Engineering Materials 287-308
13 Corrosion Testing and Control 219-234 of [1]
14 Methods of Corrosion Prevention 185-226
15 Corrosion in Material Selection and Design 237-266 of [1]
16 Final review and student project presentations


Course Book 1. Corrosion Science and Technology, D.Talbot and J.Talbot, CRC Press, 1997.
Other Sources 2. Corrosion and Protection, E.Bardal, Springer, 2003.
3. Corrosion Engineering, M.G.Fontana, McGraw-Hill, 1985.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems. X
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field.
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments 3 4 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 126