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Materials and Corrosion Engineer



  • Video »
  • Case Study »
    • Emeka is a chartered Materials and Corrosion Engineer. His role involves working alongside other technical specialists in the Oil & gas industry to assess corrosive risks and define the materials of construction for piping and equipment.
    • All work is done in compliance with company procedures and standards and sometimes involves the installation and commissioning of process equipment.
    • During the operational life of the equipment, Emeka contributes to asset integrity by ensuring potential hazards are identified and managed and that critical elements are functioning correctly.
    • Focus is on the prevention of process safety hazards and eliminating long delays in operational activity.

    Why is the materials and corrosion engineering role important?

    • If a material selection procedure is not in place, it may adversely impact the design of the product and making it highly susceptible to failure.
    • It improves durability and reduce the overall weight of the product.
    • It directly affects personnel safety and costs to the Company

  • Did you know? »
    • A Materials and Corrosion Engineer is also known as a Metallurgist and can find employment in many different fields.
    • Aerospace, oil and gas, power and telecommunications are the biggest employers of materials and corrosion engineers.
    • Sports equipment manufacturers, biomedical engineering, transport, sustainable materials industries and information technology are some other employers.
  • Routes »

    To be a Materials and Corrosion Engineer you will need;

    • A levels ( Maths, Physic and Chemistry) and University Degree (in Mechanical or Materials Engineering);
    • Or a Master’s Degree and Industry experience.

  • Entry Requirements »
    • A levels ( Maths, Physics and Chemistry)
    • University Degree (in Mechanical or Materials Engineering).
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • knowledge of engineering science and technology
    • maths knowledge
    • knowledge of chemistry including the safe use and disposal of chemicals
    • knowledge of physics
    • analytical thinking skills
    • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
    • excellent verbal communication skills
    • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
    • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Meet people from all walks of life.
    2. Travel round the world.
    3. Get involved in the creation of almost everything (From eyeglasses to cars to aeroplanes, your contribution can be seen in almost everything).
    4. Help people and the society progress.
    5. Help build structures that will last a really long time.
    6. Use your knowledge in maths and science.
    7. Use your creativity and practical skills.
    8. Help protect the environment.
    9. Use cutting edge technology in your work.
    10. Working in teams with other engineers.

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