I.D.# PD261328ON
Access Period: 90 Days
Duration: 5 Hours

This online course teaches about corrosion of metals. The physics of corrosion is explored as a background for the discussion of seven common types of corrosion (uniform, galvanic, crevice, pitting, intergranular, stress corrosion cracking, and dealloying). Students will learn why and how corrosion occurs and methods for controlling corrosion. It includes eleven modules followed by a quiz.

Is this Metallurgy Online Course for You?
This course is targeted to design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and quality engineers. It is suggested that, as a prerequisite, you either take our Principles of Metallurgy online course or have basic knowledge of the following topics: grains, grain boundaries, crystal lattice, substitutional solid solution, diffusion, phases, precipitation, precipitation hardening, microstructure, tensile testing.


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By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • List the four parts of a corrosion cell
  • Explain the anode and cathode reactions that occur in a corrosion cell
  • Describe the seven common types of corrosion that occur in metals
  • List at least one significant metallurgical or mechanical design factor that influences corrosion rate for each of type of corrosion
  • Distinguish between different types of corrosion by appearance
  • Explain the mechanism for the different types of corrosion
  • Identify at least one method for controlling the corrosion rate for each of the seven types of corrosion


  • Introduction to electrochemical corrosion
  • Aqueous corrosion
  • Uniform corrosion
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Crevice corrosion
  • Pitting corrosion
  • Intergranular corrosion
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Dealloying
  • Course review

Author(s): Industrial Metallurgists, LLC

Industrial Metallurgists, LLC provides materials engineering expertise and training to help you develop and manufacture products. Industrial Metallurgists, LLC believes that understanding the science and engineering of materials enables the design and manufacture of successful products that meet their performance, reliability, and cost requirements.

Materials Provided

  • Three months of online access (from date of purchase) to the five hour presentation
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Proof of Participation (Transcript)

About Metallurgy Online Courses

These online courses developed by Industrial Metallurgists, LLC and offered on demand by SAE International cover a variety of metallurgy topics and concepts that apply to common design, manufacturing, and quality situations and problems. Each course is divided into individual modules that can be completed in 30 minutes or less. Each module consists of slides with text, images, video, and narration. Many of the modules contain problems that require students to apply the knowledge learned. Non-graded quizzes at the end of each module and a graded final assessment at the end of each course serve as knowledge checks. Using a laptop or PC with an internet connection, you can learn at your own pace, at times convenient to you.

Equipment Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
  • Pentium 4 PC
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 10-11, Mozilla Firefox 37 , Google Chrome 42 (Safari and Opera are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Full Course
Members save up to 20% off list price.
Have colleagues who need this course? Purchase access for one individual at the appropriate member or list price, then purchase access for up to four additional employees at 10% off the list price. Contact SAE Customer Service to arrange on demand access for all individuals at the same time or mention the invoice number for the first purchase. The offer is good for only the same On Demand Course. All participants will receive a personal account in the SAE Learning Center.




Quantity discounts for six or more students and corporate access options also are available - complete a Corporate Learning Solutions Request Form for a quote.

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