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Framework For A Computer Based Corrosion Course

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.206.1 - 2.206.10

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P.R. Roberge

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M.A.A. Tullmin

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Session 3213

Session 3213

Framework for a Computer Based Corrosion Course

M.A.A. Tullmin and P.R. Roberge Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7K 7B4


A framework for a computer based corrosion course has been developed, with a view to distance learning applications. Potential advantages of the computer based learning approach over a conventional course offering include access to a larger target population and optimization of the shrinking expert instructor pool. However, experience has shown that, despite advances in software applications, an enormous investment in professional time in planning and developing the course material is required. This computer based corrosion course is unique, in that emphasis has been placed on quantitative material, rather than on more descriptive subject matter often found in existing corrosion education products. The course was also designed to be fundamentally interactive in nature, with the use of situational case studies and assignments, in direct contrast to some approaches of re-creating books in hypertext format. Course modules have been created initially in paper based format, to place the scientific/technical course content on a sound footing. Selected case studies and assignments have subsequently been designed in electronic format to develop skills in applying the knowledge and understanding gained from the paper based course notes. Following detailed planning, additional work is underway to present further selected material in electronic format.

1. Introduction

Corrosion Science and Engineering (CSE) is an important element of chemical engineering education, at both the university student and practicing professional levels. For the purposes of this paper these two populations will simply be referred to as “the students”. While not all chemical engineering university students receive formal education in this field, most chemical engineers can be expected to have to deal with corrosion damage in technical and/or managerial capacities. At the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), CSE is an integral part of the Chemical and Materials Engineering program in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Roberge, P., & Tullmin, M. (1997, June), Framework For A Computer Based Corrosion Course Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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