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FKD3400 Corrosion Challenges - in Current and Future Technologies 4.5 credits

The aim of the course is to provide insights into corrosion issues in applications of metallic materials, critical environmental parameters, failure mechanisms and materials selection choices.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKD3400 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Cost of corrosion
  • Consequences of corrosion in different applications
  • Possibilities to avoid corrosion via materials selection or mitigation measures
  • Focus on selected applications which each course participant describes in a literature study

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to

  • analyse an application for metallic materials from a corrosion perspective
  • break down a corrosion issue into questions related to damage mechanisms, materials selection criteria, and the effect of environmental parameters

Course disposition

  • Introductory lectures on the cost of corrosion and examples of corrosion in applications.
  • A literature study on a chosen application example, in which corrosion must be considered, in the form of a written report (3000-6000 words + figures, at least 20 references). The report will be shared with all course participants.
  • A one-page summary (in the provided template) to act as a quick reference for other course participants.
  • A presentation in the form of a seminar (1 hour).
  • Active participation in the discussion of all other presentations (at least 80% attendance required).

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

PhD student in chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science.

Recommended prerequisites

Doctoral student in chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science.


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The doctoral student obtains relevant publications from open source literature

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • LIT1 - Literature assignment, 3.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved report and presentation plus active participation in at least 80% of seminars within the course.

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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FKD3400

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Rachel Pettersson, e-mail:, tel: +46 725760915

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry