Damage analysis

Introduction

Damage analysis is part of De Montfort University CertHE in forensic collision investigation.

Measuring damage to find the change in speed has been used in collision investigation since the early 1990's.This 6 week module (first 4 days in the classroom/workshop) looks at the method of measuring the damage profile of vehicles involved in collisions.  AiDamage is the only UK produced software to calculate speed and this is our preferred software for this module.

What you will study

You will learn how to measure the crush damage caused by a collision, how to enter the data into the programme and extract results. There is some theory into how the programme works and what the results mean.

Entry requirements

We assume that you hold a UCPD, City & Guilds or equivalent in forensic road collision investigation. We recommend you have studied Applied maths to get the most from this module.

Pre-course study

Some of the maths will not have been covered at UCPD level but will have been covered in Applied maths. There are no per-reads for this module.

Study method

6 weeks distance learning the first 4 days being classroom based.

What you will need

Your joining instructions list any specific requirements.  General tools include a scientific calculator.  We recommend any Casio with a 'Natural Display'.  A computer is required for this course with access to plan drawing software.

Teaching and assessment

Your course tutors will help you with your studies during the course.  They will mark and comment on your final exam and coursework.

Whats the qualification

This module is part of De Montfort university's CertHE in forensic road collision investigation and part of the 30 credit module, Collision investigation technologies (ENGS1015).  The other two parts being Applied maths and CCTV AnalysisThis module is a core module for students studying towards their CertHE.

How to register

The CertHE starts in September of each year. Apply through AiTS. If you wish to take this module without registering with the university you may do so however no university accreditation will be give. To take as a standalone check the course calendar for the next presentation and contact AiTS.

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The course at a glance

Code: Part of ENGS1015
Credits: 30 when ENGS1015 is completed
Level: 4
Duration: 6 weeks
Type: Distance learning with Online tutorials
Assessment: Two work based assessments
   

Links to CertHE modules

Applied maths
Damage analysis
CCTV Analysis
Accelerometers in collision investigation
Driver and the environment

About

AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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AiTS
Unit A5, Lakeside Business Park, South Cerney
GL7 5XL. UK
Tel: +44(0)1285 864650 email: mail@aitsuk.com