Singapore University of Social Sciences

Fundamentals of Corrosion and Fracture Mechanics

Fundamentals of Corrosion and Fracture Mechanics (EAS203)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1844.26 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


The course aims to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the material degradation such as corrosion, fatigue and creep deformation on the aircraft metal alloys. The students will be presented with the working knowledge on the common types of aircraft corrosion, the corrosion prevention and control measures that can be adopted during aircraft design and operations, the metal fatigue crack growth and creep deformation that can occur during operations, as well as methodologies to perform fatigue life prediction and crack growth analysis on aircraft structures.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Study Unit 1 - Fundamentals of Corrosion
  • Study Unit 2 - Types of Corrosion
  • Study Unit 3 - Corrosion Control and Prevention
  • Study Unit 4 - Introduction to Metal Fatigue
  • Study Unit 5 - Introduction to Fracture Mechanics and Creep Deformation
  • Study Unit 6 - Fatigue Life Prediction and Crack Growth Analysis

Learning Outcome

  • Differentiate between wet and dry corrosions.
  • Describe the fundamentals of fracture mechanics.
  • Explain the principles of fracture mechanics and its applications.
  • Apply learnt techniques for fracture mechanics application.
  • Explain the major results and criteria underpinning modern fracture mechanics.
  • Employ instruments to carry out corrosion experiments.
  • Apply fault diagnosis and trouble-shooting in common engineering application.
  • Analyse mechanical fracture and trouble-shooting in common engineering application.
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