Corrosion of Metals PD261328ON

Topics: Metals , Corrosion , Materials properties


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.


By participating in this online course, you'll 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

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the five hour presentation
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Certificate of Completion (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

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.


Have colleagues who need this course? See Special Offers to the right.

Click on the Requirements tab to make sure you are properly equipped to interact with this course.

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.


"(Corrosion of Metals) is useful to brush up the basics for expert candidates and good beginner course for fresh graduates. I would highly recommend this course."
Kiran Babu
ESWheels Engineer
Ford Motor Private Limited



For More Details

Email, or call 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 724-776-4970 (outside US and Canada).

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

  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Access Period: 90 Days

Duration: 6 Hours
Members save up to 10% off list price.
Log in to see discount.

Special Offers:

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.