One-day specialist training courses, that can be 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. 

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 25 - 27 Oct 2023
  • Duration1-3 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

    3 day attendance: £900

    1 day attendance: £325

    Concessions available

    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.

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. 


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

Dr 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 recent El corrosion assessment guidance and also works for KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG in technical innovation.

Joy Sumner is a Lecturer in Energy Materials.  Joy's current research concerns material behaviour in different corrosive and oxidative environments, including iron and nickel based alloys, the effects of thermal barriers and corrosion resistant coatings.  Joy also has an interest in the empirical modelling of corrosion development.

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.


We are pleased to offer an exclusive accommodation package at our Mitchell Hall hotel. Located on campus, all rooms are en-suite and available on a half-board basis from Sunday to Wednesday. The cost of this package is £318.
If you would like to book our accommodation package for this short course*, please indicate this on your registration form.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
*Subject to availability.

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.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.