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FCK3308 Corrosion Science 7.5 credits

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.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FCK3308 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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

The course includes 24 lecture hours during Study Period 2.

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).

The book can be purchased through internet. In addition each lecturer will distribute handouts prior to each lecture.

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 credits, grading scale: 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

Course web

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Ass. Prof. Johan Tidblad, RISE, Dept. Corrosion, Phone: 010 228 4878, e-mail:

Supplementary information

The course replaces the course F4H5405

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry