One-day specialist training courses, linked to form a three day short course, covering various aspects of aqueous corrosion, it's monitoring and prevention at Cranfield University.

Aimed at design and maintenance engineers and technical staff from a wide-range of industries including the offshore, water and aeronautical sectors. 


“A wonderful introduction to the topic of corrosion, from theory to application, taught by experts in world class facilities.”
Stephan Kyle, AtkinsRéalis, Sheffield.

"Very well taught and presented course - highly useful if pursuing a career in corrosion."
Andrew McKinlay, Plant Integrity Management Ltd. Aberdeen.

“A great course for individuals who want to explore corrosion. Some detail to understand possible root failures.”
Reuben Alam, Thyssenkrupp Aerospace.

"Really great look at the basics. The staff were incredibly helpful!"
Emre Yildirim, Tokamak Energy Ltd.

"Really informative. A better understanding that I can apply to my work."
Jamie Foubister, Aker Solutions.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • Please enquire for course dates
  • Duration1-3 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

    3 day attendance: £975

    1 day attendance: £350

    Concessions available

Course structure

Courses are delivered through lectures and group exercises by subject specialists from the academic community at Cranfield. Delegates receive full course notes which complement the lectures and provide an invaluable reference tool in the workplace.


Intended learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the delegate should be able to: 

  • Describe the principles of corrosion and the factors that affect its rate.
  • Be able to recognise the main types of corrosion and be aware of the conditions under which they can occur.
  • Understand the principal methods of corrosion protection and be able to select appropriate methods of corrosion control.

Core content

Fundamentals of Corrosion 

  • Principles of aqueous corrosion
  • Corrosion kinetics
  • High temperature corrosion

Corrosion Mechanisms

  • Stainless steels
  • Pitting corrosion
  • Crevice corrosion
  • Corrosion fatigue
  • Microbial corrosion
  • H2S corrosion
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • COcorrosion
  • Corrosion exercises

Corrosion Control and Monitoring

  • Corrosion control
  • Inhibitors
  • Cathodic protection
  • Overview of offshore corrosion or lab session
  • Service failures

Who should attend

Aimed at design and maintenance engineers and technical staff from a wide-range of industries including the offshore, water and aeronautical sectors. 

Training Team

Sue Impey is a Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University with over 30 years experience and expertise in surface science and engineering. Her research includes aqueous corrosion and corrosion control of steels, nickel and non-ferrous alloys. Research activities include corrosion control for large reciprocating diesel engines, life extension activities for industrial and building services. . She also provides technical support in materials characterisation and surface analysis.

Joy Sumner is a Reader in Energy Materials and Head of Centre for Energy Engineering. Joy’s current research concerns material behaviour in different corrosive and oxidative environments particularly at high temperature, thermal barriers and corrosion resistant coatings. Joy also has an interest in the empirical modelling of corrosion.

Stefano Mori is a Lecturer Energy Materials with a PhD from Università degli studi di Roma "Torvergata", in Materials Engineering, working on the development of a self-healing coating for corrosion protection of alloys in water environments. His current research is in fireside corrosion.

Adnan Syed is a Lecturer in Materials Degradation Processes within the Surface Engineering and Precision Centre at Cranfield University. Dr Syed is involved in the research of high temperature degradation and investigating the effects of environment on the fatigue/stress corrosion and static corrosion. Dr Syed has over 10 years of industrial experience, working for GSK, Colgate Palmolive and Ecolab-Nalco in the UK, Pakistan and Germany.

Victor Igwemezie is a EPSRC Research Fellow in the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield. He is a lecturer at Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria. Victor completed his EngD in structural integrity and metallurgy at Cranfield before joining as a researcher. He is currently conducting research in Structural Metallurgy: - studying the metallurgical, mechanical properties and structural applications of wrought, additive and welded ferrous alloys.


Keynote Industrial Speakers

We are fortunate to have keynote speakers happy to share their knowledge, expertise and unique experiences with us. Speakers who have supported the Training Programme are:

Yunnan Gao is a pressure system integrity and corrosion engineer at the International Centre for Business & Technology (ICBT) of BP based in Sunbury, UK. He has more than 16 years operational experience in upstream oil and gas industry in the discipline of materials, corrosion and asset integrity. He has worked for DNV, LR, Atkin, Repsol, Saipem and Stork in various senior technical roles. He is the current vice president of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr).

Susan MacGregor is an Integrity Superintendent at Bumi Armada with operational experience in oil and gas and expertise as a Verification and Asset Integrity Engineer. Previously a Senior Integrity Engineer with CAN Offshore, she has held inspection corrosion engineering roles in Shell and Bluewater Energy Services.

Ali Oskuie is an Asset Integrity Engineer at Worley. Previously a Senior Project Engineer and specialist in corrosion under insulation looking at monitoring and predictive risk management at Corrosion Radar. Ali has experience in Oil & Gas as the team lead and group manager for a consultancy company providing services on Asset Integrity Management.

Mark Stone is the operational Data Team Lead at IMRANDD. Mark has over 30 years’ technical and leadership experience, with most of this in the energy sector. He has a track record of innovation in application of statistical methods and data analytics in support of integrity management. This covers the development of practical approaches to inspection optimisation, bringing together Mechanical Integrity, Corrosion Engineering, Inspection Engineering and Data Science aspects.

Clare Watt is a Corrosion & Integrity Consultant with KW Consulting Engineers with 20 years operational experience in upstream oil and gas, nuclear and defence sectors. She has worked for ExxonMobil, Apache and CNRI in senior technical roles including UK integrity advisor and improvement project lead. She co-authored El corrosion assessment guidance and aworks for KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG in technical innovation.

For more information on the Corrosion Training Programme please contact:  Dr Sue Impey on +44 (0)1234 754062 or email


20% discount for Cranfield Alumni. 
10% discount when registering 3 or more delegates, from the same organisation at the same time.  

Accommodation fees are not included in the discount scheme. Please ask about our discount scheme at time of booking.


This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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