Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After passing the course student can:

apply the mixed potential theory to kinetic and equilibrium evaluations of leaching and corrosion systems,

design and conduct electrochemical experiments to measure reaction rates and corrosion rates and corrosion probabilities,

dimension a leaching, solution purification and recovery process based on selected aims, such as yield, selectivity or residence time,

apply the techniques of materials selection and corrosion engineering to the design of processing equipment.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2024 - 22.03.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Aromaa, Mari Lundström

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Applied electrochemistry in hydrometallurgical materials production, oxidation and reduction reactions

    Electrochemistry of corrosion

    Experimental design

    Electrochemical research methods, experiments and data analysis

    Corrosion engineering in process equipment

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Tutorials and exercises in a computer class

    Laboratory exercises

    Corrosion problem-solving cases

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 24 h

    Tutorials and exercises 12 h

    Laboratory work including reports 72 h

    Independent studies 27 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.