What will I learn?

The Corrosion Science and Engineering Certificate addresses the need to educate and train science and engineering students to develop methods and technologies to characterize and assess materials performance in extreme and corrosive environments to meet technological and scientific challenges in applications critical for our society.

Designed in response to industry demand and the national need in strategic sectors, such as infrastructure renewal, energy (extraction, conversion and transportation), utilities (in particular water), transportation, production and manufacturing. The certificate curriculum incorporates

cross-disciplinary components on materials science and engineering, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry;
interdisciplinary, integrative courses on the forms of corrosion, the electrochemical and degradation processes in extreme environments, and the control and mitigation strategies to prevent these processes in specific environments; and
elective courses related to different engineering disciplines and applications as well as professional internships in industry and national laboratories.

The goals of the corrosion science and engineering certificate program are to train the next generation of scientists and engineers:

who will serve as a trained, advanced workforce for industry, academia, and government agencies with a basic understanding of environmental degradation assets required to optimize asset life cycle, production efficiency, and worker safety;
are familiar with the technological and computational tools and methods for corrosion and material degradation evaluation, inspection, detection, and prevention;
have interdisciplinary collaborative experience in materials preservation and degradation, with individuals from different science and engineering disciplines;
contribute to interdisciplinary efforts while developing a comprehensive understanding of the potentials and limitations of corrosion science and engineering; and
acquire skills necessary to thrive in their chosen career path.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (15 semester credit hours)

Tuition fees
$33,280.00 (24,75,007) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021


College of Engineering

3127 TAMU,



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Hold a bachelor’s or professional degree (or equivalent)

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years) of 80 iBT (Texas A&M University does not accept the MyBest TOEFL score), or
a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band
a minimum PTE Academic score of 53
a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to departmental approval)
a GMAT Verbal Score of at least 22 (subject to departmental approval)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.