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​MSc in Corrosion Engineering

JPT/BPP(N/527/7/0021)07/24 

 

Introduction

Corrosion inflicts damage to many industry sectors such as utilities, transportation, infrastructures, government’s asset and production / manufacturing. The global cost of corrosion is US$2.5 trillion, equating to 3.4% of a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and investing in Corrosion Control can save 15- 35% (USD375- 875 Billion). Therefore, our industry needs Corrosion Professionals and UTP offers a specially designed Corrosion Engineering programme, the first in South East Asia.

 

_DSC7981.pngStudents will experience state-of-the-art facilities at UTP through our Centre for Corrosion Research such as Electrochemistry Lab, High Pressure High Temperature Autoclave, Multiphase Flow Loop/TCFC, MIC Lab, Corrosion under Insulation Lab, Coating Test Lab, Stress Corrosion Cracking Lab and Characterization Lab.

 

Programme Objective

  1. who are able to conduct corrosion assessment and provide sustainable, innovative solution and judgment pertaining to asset integrity, complying to industry requirement and management best practices.
  2. who have the potential to become leaders and are committed to manage sustainable development in industries for the betterment of society and nation.

 

Programme Outcomes

​At the end of the program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Implement advanced knowledge and technology in corrosion and prevention engineering design
  2. Analyse and evaluate corrosion problems by using appropriate tools and techniques providing solution in corrosion cases
  3. Appraise available information and research evidence and apply it in the corrosion engineering context
  4. Plan, manage and act professionally, ethically and responsibly in corrosion practices
  5. Effectively communicate and advocate best practices in relation to corrosion management in both written and oral forms
  6. Undertake lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

 

Course Duration and Offering

Available in Full Time mode only.  

Mode Minimum Duration Maximum Duration
Full-Time 12 months 24 months

 

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in the field of Engineering / Engineering Technology from UTP or other recognised universities with CGPA of at least 2.50 or equivalent.
  • Application with other qualifications can be considered if they have necessary research and working experience and could show capabilities to pursue postgraduate studies.
  • English proficiency: TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS band 6 or MUET band 4. Exemption may be provided for candidates who are native English speakers or holding a degree with English as the medium of instruction. 

 

Fee Structure

Local Students

International Students

 

Programme Curriculum Structure

Each student is required to complete 40 credit hours consisting of six (6) core modules, two (2) elective modules, one (1) module for national requirement and 2 modules for individual project. The programme curriculum structure is shown as below:

 

MSc CORROSION ENGINEERING CURRICULUM STRUCTURE ​ ​
Category Module Credit Hour​
Core ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​1. AMM 5114: Principles of Corrosion ​4
​2. AMM 5124: Engineering Materials, Fundamentals and Selection ​4
​3. AMM 5134: Corrosion Control and Management System ​4
​4. AMM 5214: Cathodic Protection and Protective Coating ​4
​5. AMM 5223: Engineering Failure Analysis ​3
​6. AMM 5233: Corrosion Inhibition ​3

Electives​

(Choose 2)

​ ​ ​
​7. AMM 5323: Oilfield and Process-related Corrosion ​3
​8. AMM 5333: Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion ​3
​9. AMM 5343: High Temperature Corrosion ​3
​10. AMM 5353: Pipeline Corrosion Management ​3
​University Requirment ​11. SNB5042 Research Methodology ​2
Dissertation ​ ​12. AMM 5244: Industrial-Based Project I ​4
​13. AMM 5316: Industrial-Based Project II ​6
​Total ​40

 

Programme Module Synopsis

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

​AMM 5114

​​Principles of Corrosion

​​4 credits

This course introduces the fundamental science underlying various corrosion phenomena. The role of electrochemistry in corrosion is explained and the different experimental methods of measuring corrosion rates for metals follow from the kinetic and thermodynamic behaviours expected in different environments. Different forms of corrosion are introduced. Practical classes introduce students to the standard equipment used for corrosion measurement and classes using problem based learning in groups allow students to become familiar with directing their own investigations of corrosion problems.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

​AMM 5124

​​Engineering Materials, Fundamentals and Selection

​​4 credits

The course will cover the fundamental science underlying technical requirement for engineering materials selection used in upstream and downstream Oil and Gas industry as well as power plant in relation to corrosion performance. It covers the mechanical, physical and electrochemical properties required for service performance. The course will continue with the principles limitations of type of materials used in a specific service environment and will focus on computer simulation of corrosion rates as an aid in material selection. 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

​AMM 5134

​​Corrosion Control and Management System

​​4 credits

The course will cover the basic elements of corrosion control and management and explore the latest industry methodologies, techniques and tools. Emphasizing the mandatory compliance with the requirement of HSE, the course is aimed at familiarizing the precipitant with proactive integrity management of the equipment used in downstream and upstream Oil and Gas industry based on fitness for purpose assessment and risk based inspection (RBI). This course will explain the principles, the benefits and limitations of risk-based inspection employed in Oil and Gas industry asset management. Drawing on that it will be discussed how the strategic inspection practices is employed to manage the risks for safe and reliable operation of the asset.

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

​AMM 5214

​​Cathodic Protection and Protective Coating

​​4 credits

This course provides corrosion processes and mechanisms of preventing with the use of cathodic protection techniques and coating. This course also considers how corrosion data is used to by engineers from other disciplines and in failure assessment; where both structural engineering concepts and information on rates of degradation of structures can be integrated to provide robust techniques to assess the integrity and lifetimes of industrial plant and equipment. 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5223

Engineering Failure Analysis

​​3 credits

This course covers introduction to failure analysis and prevention, corrosion failure, materials selection for failure prevention, manufacturing aspects of failure and prevention, structural life assessment methods, tools and techniques in failure analysis, case studies in failure analysis, and risk-based Inspection.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5233

Corrosion Inhibition

​​3 credits

This unit briefs various aspects of corrosion inhibitors which includes corrosion process as well as the mechanism involved during corrosion inhibition / prevention. It covers the topics on corrosion inhibitors, definition / introduction, classification, prime role / their applications (various metals / environments), mechanism, chemical treatment and corrosion management. 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5323

Oilfield and Process-related Corrosion

​​3 credits

This course is about engineering knowledge of oilfield corrosion and process-related corrosion. At the end of course, students will understand the corrosion processes, the selection of engineering materials, chemical treatment and corrosion management. 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5333

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

​​3 credits

The course will cover basic corrosion management principles, basic MIC mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques/equipment.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5343

High Temperature Corrosion

​​3 credits

This course introduces the fundamental of an electron-producing reaction between a metal and oxygen in the absence of water or an aqueous phase. This course also imparts the necessary problem-solving skills and knowledge required by corrosion engineers in the area of high temperature degradation that occurs in gas turbines and power plant. It covers the methods that are used to control high temperature corrosion. 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5353

Pipeline Corrosion Management

​​3 credits

This course discusses common classes of material used in the pipeline industry in relation to the service environment and design criteria. The main type of corrosion damages encountered in the Oil and Gas pipeline will be considered. Influence of process, fluid regime, material, CO2, H2S, O2 and MIC corrosion process and factor influencing them will be discussed. Chemical sampling and analysis of the pipeline fluid system as an index of fluid corrosivity and subsequent required control measures will be discussed in detail. Fundamental to Cathodic Protection (CP) for external protection of the pipeline will be discussed with CP survey techniques for both offshore and onshore pipelines. Furthermore, factors to be considered when designing a CP system (e.g. estimating current requirements) will be explored. The participant will learn how to select and utilize corrosion inhibitors for different systems based on the fluid type and service environment, and how to select and apply corrosion inspection and monitoring techniques for the pipeline. Risk Based Inspection as a current trend in defining the inspection frequency requirements will also be explained.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

SNB5042

Research Methodology

​​2 credits

Series of seminars on topics related to research preparations: manage and plan research activities, think creatively, setup experimental/model for theory verification, prepare to commercialise research, prepare research report and communicate research output effectively. 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5244

Industrial-Based Project I

​​4 credits

The module allows each student to work independently on industry-based projects under the supervision of a faculty member and/or a supervisor from the industry. The student is expected to review the subject, propose an experimental / analytical plan and follow that through to feasibility study, investigation, design / simulation, test and implementation. Each student must prepare a comprehensive technical report, present and demonstrate findings and results of the project work.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

AMM 5316

Industrial-Based Project II

​​6 credits

The module allows each student to work independently on industry-based projects under the supervision of a faculty member and/or a supervisor from the industry. The student is expected to review the subject, propose an experimental / analytical plan and follow that through to feasibility study, investigation, design / simulation, test and implementation. Each student must prepare a comprehensive technical report, present and demonstrate findings and results of the project work. 

 

Career Opportunity

Graduates with MSc in Corrosion Engineering will enhance their employment and industrial career prospects in the corrosion-related fields.The qualification accelerates career progression attaining high level competency.

Areas of opportunities:

  • Upstream: Exploration & Production
  • Downstream: Refining & Petrochemicals
  • Power Generation: Process-related
  • Academia
  • R&D
  • Industry
  • Consultant services & testing

 

State-of-the-art Facilities

Centre for Corrosion Research such as Electrochemistry Lab, High Pressure High Temperature Autoclave, Multiphase Flow Loop/TCFC, MIC Lab, Corrosion under Insulation Lab, Coating Test Lab, Stress Corrosion Cracking Lab and Characterisation Lab.   

    

Contact

Programme Manager

AP Ir Dr Mokhtar Che Ismail

Email: mokhtis@utp.edu.my