Lectures in Materials Science and Engineering

The following lecture examples will give you a chance to see the format of the Material Science and Engineering courses offered by the University of Illinois Engineering Online program. Most of these courses contain video lectures with synchronized slides.

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MSE 445: Corrosion of Metals

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  • Instructor: Carl Altstetter
  • Course Description: This course deals with the principles that determine the corrosion behavior of metals. Topics include electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of corrosion. Batteries and fuel cells are used as examples of these principles. Then corrosion rates, corrosion control, cathodic and anodic protection, high-temperature corrosion, corrosion testing and corrosion-induced mechanical failure are also discussed.
  • Prerequisites: A freshman course in chemistry and a freshman/sophomore course in physics. Courses in advanced mechanics of rigid bodies and deformable bodies, thermodynamics, and materials will be useful.