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Before choosing courseFCK3308 Corrosion Science 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course

The course is intended for graduate students or researchers in academic or industrial environments with an interest in corrosion aspects related to materials science, chemistry and engineering. Corrosion is a truly interdisciplinary science and the aim is to discuss the underlying chemistry and physics of the most important forms of metal corrosion. The course deals with fundamental aspects in relation to applied aspects in relation to applied issues. The course differs from the master course in Corrosion and Surface protection (KD2380), which mainly provides an overall understanding of corrosion processes from an applied perspective.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FCK3308 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

24 lectures by most competent experts in their respective corrosion-related fields.

Intended learning outcomes

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of the main corrosion types of metallic materials from a chemical and physical perspective.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.

Master of Science degree with major in chemistry, physics or materials science

Introductory lecture provides the necessary background.

Recommended prerequisites

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Selected chapters in Corrosion Mechanisms in Theory and Practice 3rd edition, Ed. P. Marcus, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton FL (2012).

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • TEN1 - Written exam, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Education cycle

Third cycle

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry