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465106A Basics of corrosion in metals, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 465106A  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Basics of corrosion in metals  Abbreviation Basics of corro 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4305 Mechanical Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Mechanical Engineering 

Jussi Paavola 

ECTS Credits 

5 ETCS /135 hours study time

Language of instruction 



Lectures and laboratory work, At Spring semester during 3. and 4. periods

Learning outcomes 

After the course, the student has the knowledge of corrosion when analyzing possibilities of corrosion in certain environments. In addition, the student is able to classify corrosion modes occurring in different metals and to select a suitable corrosion protection method for iron based metals.


Corrosion mechanisms in metal alloys and corrosion protection techniques of metal alloys.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

32 hours lectures/ 4 hours laboratory exercises/ 99 hours independent studies. A laboratory exercise is included in the course.

Target group 

Compulsory in the bachelor's stage for all students of the Materials Engineering Orientation Option of the Mechanical Engineering degree program.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Pre-information requires that the following courses be completed prior to enrollment in the course: 465101A Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Materials and 465102A Mechanical Engineering Materials.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require other studies to be completed at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture handouts (In Finnish). Other material will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam. The final grade is based on the final exam.


Numerical grading scale 1 - 5. A laboratory exercise will be graded as "pass"/"fail".

Person responsible 

Jussi Paavola


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Basics of corrosion in metals  Course  Jussi Paavola  11.01.22 -20.04.22

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