Fundamentals of Corrosion for Engineers

Fundamentals of Corrosion Course

A new Fundamentals of Corrosion course is presented by the Institute of Corrosion.  The course is based on practical information and hands-on examples as well as relevant background theory. Attendees on the course are given a wide ranging introduction to all major aspects of corrosion engineering.

Successful completion of the course and the associated examination is required for obtaining Professional Membership of ICorr for those without either formal qualifications in corrosion or the relevant field experience.

The next  Course dates are:

14 – 18 October 2024
to be held at Corrosion House in Northampton

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for engineers, paint inspectors, designers, technicians and scientists wishing to expand their career opportunities into the corrosion field or wanting to broaden or refresh their knowledge of corrosion in general.

Civil, mechanical, chemical and naval engineers will find the course aids their ability to assess potential or actual corrosion situations and to be able build anti-corrosion measures and strategies into their projects. It will also help to understand the mechanisms and causes of common premature failures.

The course takes place over a 5 day period in a classroom format; four days being talks and practical sessions and the fifth day being a short review and the examination. There will be opportunities to ask questions at all times during the course.

The course includes:

  • Corrosion of common metals
  • Basic corrosion science
  • Common corrosion mechanisms: galvanic, crevice, pitting, deposition corrosion under deposits/lagging, stress corrosion cracking
  • The electrochemical series and its practical uses
  • Methods for preventing or managing corrosion, including inhibitors/passivation
  • Introduction to cathodic protection
  • Surface preparation challenges, paints & coatings
  • Atmospheric corrosion
  • Material selection & design
  • Corrosion testing and monitoring

Course Presenter

The course will be presented by Dr Jane Lomas (FICorr).

Jane is an experienced corrosion & coatings engineer at Amtec Consultants Ltd with a multi-disciplinary background. She has over 30 years practical experience of marine corrosion and building coatings issues, from project design, through new building to guarantee claims; ongoing coating maintenance problems and repair issues.

She also works on a global basis with failure investigations and product liability claims in the automotive, industrial, aerospace and water treatment industries as an investigator and problem solver.

Jane manages multi-company projects for both R&D purposes and claims cases and also runs the laboratory at Amtec.

  • Fellow – Institute of Corrosion (FICorr)
  • Honorary Secretary, Trustee and Council Member of ICorr


The cost of the course is £1650 + VAT per person and includes lunches and refreshments on each day. Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation and information on local hotels, etc. can be provided on request.

Due to the size of the classroom, this course is limited to 10 people, so early booking is recommended.

Further information on the course can be obtained from the Institute of Corrosion: