Metal Corrosion

Length: 6 hours | CEUs: 0.6 | $330

Corrosion is the most common cause of product failure.  Understanding how corrosion occurs and how to prevent it from occurring is critical to designing products that function as required over their entire life.  You should take this course if you make design decisions involving metal corrosion or need to be able to identify specific corrosion mechanisms when corrosion occurs.

A good understanding of how to prevent corrosion is critical to making good design decisions and solving corrosion problems faster.  The knowledge you’ll gain from this course will help you be more productive and profitable.

What you’ll learn about metal corrosion

The following aspects of corrosion are taught in this course:

  • Corrosion cell and the chemistry of corrosion
  • The seven common metal corrosion mechanisms – uniform corrosion, galvanic corrosion, crevice corrosion, pitting corrosion, intergranular corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, dealloying.
  • Metallurgical and mechanical design factors that influence corrosion rate
  • Methods for preventing corrosion.

Course contentMetal corrosion

The course takes about 6 hours to complete and consists of 10 modules and a final exam.  Also, quizzes and problems give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught.  The module titles are:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Corrosion rate
  • Module 3: Uniform corrosion
  • Module 4: Galvanic corrosion
  • Module 5: Crevice corrosion
  • Module 6: Pitting corrosion
  • Module 7: Intergranular corrosion
  • Module 8: Stress corrosion cracking
  • Module 9: Dealloying
  • Module 10: Course review

Click here to see the slides from module 1.

Course certificate

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for 6 credit hours (0.6 CEU’s).

Is This Course Right For You?

This course was designed for design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.

Knowledge of the following concepts is required: grains, grain boundaries, crystal lattice, substitutional solid solution, diffusion, phases, precipitation strengthening, and microstructure.  All these are taught in our Principles of Metallurgy course.



  • "A group of us took several courses (Principles of Metallurgy, Metallurgy of Steel, Corrosion of Metals) to become more knowledgeable about the science of metals to avoid problems. For me, the biggest impact of the training was on working with suppliers. I feel more confident asking questions and I now know the suppliers which know their stuff and which ones don’t. And it was great being able to get the training when it was convenient for me."

    Sam Bloodgood, VP Process Improvement, Hydraforce, Inc.
  • "I oversee several operations, including steel heat treating and laser welding. However, my background was in the construction materials industry. Principles of Metallurgy gave me the knowledge to have meaningful discussions with my engineers and be able to ask them better questions."

    Tom Parkman, Plant Manager, Simonds International.
  • “Principles of Metallurgy exceeded my expectations. The content was straightforward enough not to be burdensome, yet deep enough to provide a practical review of fundamental principles. I recommend this course to any engineer or technical person who has been out of school and working in industry for several years, but not necessarily having been focused on metallurgy.”

    Andy Jacobs, Staff Engineer, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
  • “The Principles of Metallurgy course is broke up into convenient length modules that can be fit into the busiest schedule. The course is a good review for engineers who had a materials class ten or more years ago.”

    Paul Flury B/E Aerospace
  • “This is an excellent course (Metallurgy of Steel Heat Treating) for learning basic heat treating practices. The course introduces and covers a broad range of processes. I would recommend it for anyone in the steel business.”

    Jim Marks, Magellan Corporation
  • “This course has given me more confidence in my job and given me a better understanding of some of the heat treatments used in the business.”

    Mark Winter, Abbey Forged Products
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