For Whom

Targeted audience

  • The course is intended for people working in the field of corrosion engineering, civil engineering and material science, where fundamental and practical knowledge of corrosion science, technology and corrosion control will bring understanding of challenges towards solving issues and finding solutions.
  • No preliminary or initial training is required, although it is presumed that the participant has knowledge and basic background of general material science, corrosion-related degradation mechanisms and/or concrete material science.


The course is designed in a manner, suitable for:

  • MSc, PhD** students
  • Postdoc researchers
  • Academic and industry professionals

*In view of optimum execution of the hands-on sessions, places are limited to 15 for the lab (incl. electron microscopy demonstration on corrosion products evaluation) and 25 for the semi-field practical sessions on corrosion and CP (metals and reinforced concrete)

**PhD students, who completed the full one-week course, will receive a certificate in accordance with TU Delft Graduate School (GS) regulations. The full course will account for 5 GS credits. An example for the relevant Certificate can be found here: (ECTS certificate)

Outcome and gain for course participants: i)  knowledge on fundamental principles of the main degradation mechanism in infrastructure i.e. corrosion (metals in general and reinforced concrete in particular) and how to protect structures from corrosion; ii)  understanding on the identification of corrosion types, formulation of corrosion risks and corrosion-related costs, making decision and argumentative choice/selection of material classes and protection techniques; iii) appraisal and weigh-up of the importance of a multidisciplinary approach (e.g. electrochemistry, chemistry and concrete material science) within corrosion assessment and control for infrastructure.