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 Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems.
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
10 Knowledge of contemporary engineering issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
13 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
14 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge.
15 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

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