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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


METaL - Corrosion & Coatings Technology

METaL - Corrosion & Coatings Technology



This course provides an in-depth understanding of the world of corrosion, the electrochemical mechanisms and methods for preventing corrosion. A good understanding will also be gained of corrosion protective coatings and the technology used to apply them.

Who should attend?

The course will suit technical personnel, engineers and production managers whose roles involve or have an interest in corrosion and coatings technology.

Course aims

To provide the attendee with the key understanding of corrosion and the role coatings technology plays in preventing it. This will include an appreciation of metallic and organic coatings, their application and also their defects as well as the corrosion mechanisms they are designed to stop.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge of common corrosion mechanisms
  • Good understanding of different types of coating applications
  • An ability to select the correct corrosion resistant coatings for the correct applications

Course Programme

  • Introduction to corrosion
  • Corrosion mechanisms
  • Galvanic corrosion protection
  • Applied current protection
  • Metallic barrier coatings
  • Organic barrier coatings
  • Painting technology

Duration & Assessment

3 days plus assessment. 2 hour written exam.


To find out more about how much it costs to attend this course and to see if you are eligible for part funding please visit our prices page.