Corrosion Engineering

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Although corrosion is regarded as nature’s way of converting a refined metal to a more stable form, its impact on the economy has been significantly devastating in many industries. Studies in the United States alone has estimated total annual economic impact of corrosion on the US economy to be in hundreds of billions in direct costs. More importantly, corrosion have been the cause of many infrastructure and industrial incidents leading to injuries and loss of lives. As such, it is important to understand the fundamentals, mechanisms and potential consequences of corrosion.

This 2-day interactive training provides general concepts of recognizing corrosion problems, establishing causes of corrosion and selection of corrosion control methods through understanding of the principles of corrosion mechanisms and its consequences. Some actual case histories of corrosion related failures will also be presented and studied to help participants gain practical knowledge on the application of these principle.

Cetim, the leading French Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry, was established in 1965 to support innovation and competitiveness of engineering companies through its multidisciplinary expertise and unique R&D capabilities.

In Asia Pacific, CETIM-Matcor, a forward-looking company, is specialized in the field of Material & Corrosion Assessment, Failure Analysis & Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission.

Jointly with NTU, CETIM-Matcor will conduct advance engineering courses for engineers who will like to understand and learn in depth knowledge from our experience trainers with vast industrial and field experience. Courses are largely focused on Corrosion Engineering and Failures Analysis in areas such as Pressurized Equipment, Shafts, Gears & Bearings as well as Forensic Engineering Investigation.

The training provides participants with:

• Introduction to corrosion terminology and basic concepts.
• Knowledge of the classification of different types of corrosion mechanisms.
• Knowledge on methods to detect and monitor corrosion degradation so as to mitigate or prevent any significant consequences or failures from occurring.
• Theoretical and practical knowledge through case studies.

Day 1
• Introduction and Course Objectives
• Basic Concepts of Metallurgy
• Principles and Mechanisms of Corrosions
• Types of Corrosion

Day 2
• Types of Corrosion (cont’d)
• Methods to Detect and Control Corrosion
• Diagnosis of Corrosion Problems

The course is designed for Engineers, Consultants, Inspectors, Maintenance, Process and Production Operators; covering major industries such as Oil and Gas, Offshore/Marine, Building and Construction, Manufacturing and Aerospace. It is especially beneficial for participants wanting to better understand the basic concepts of corrosion engineering and some of the practical applications of corrosion technology to solve industrial corrosion problems.

This course is qualified for 10 Professional Development Units (PDU) by the Professional Engineers Board. 

Standard Course Fee: S$1926.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes 
Cat-A SSG Funded CoursesS$577.80
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)S$217.80
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)S$217.80


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information.
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Ms Judy Goh

Ms Judy Goh

Ms JUDY GOH BEng MSE (Hons), API 510, API 580

Judy has 10 years of relevant experience consultancy experience in forensic engineering, failure investigation, materials, corrosion engineering and condition assessment work. The industries covered include utilities/power plants, oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, marine and offshore.

Er. Liam Kok Chye

Er. Liam Kok Chye

Er. LIAM KOK CHYE BEng (Hons) M.Eng, P.Eng, Sr M.I.E.S. NACE

Er. Liam, has more than 30 years of consulting experience in failure analysis, forensic engineering and condition assessment for a wide spectrum of industries. He has also served as expert witness for many litigation and insurance cases. Through his failure analysis work, he has encountered more than 90% of the damage mechanisms covered in API 571, which would be shared through case studies in the course.