BSc(Hons) in forensic road collision investigation 


The BSc Honours in forensic road collision investigation is a top up award  for those who have completed the FdSc.  The BSc will develop and deepen your knowledge of computer simulation.  It  concludes with a research project in an area of collision investigation which is of particular interest to you.    

The BSc (Honours) is offered in partnership with De Montfort University (DMU).    As an associate college of the university and part of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media, AiTS provide the teaching and DMU provides the quality procedures and make the final award.

It has a value of 120 level 6 (third year) credits.

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Key Features of this programme

  • Explores vehicle dynamics
  • Develops your research skills
  • Gives you the opportunity to develop an independent piece of research


Having accrued 120 level 4 credits and 120 level5 credits, you require an additional 120 credits at level 6 to gain the BSc(Hons)

The first module, Collision Analysis and Software ENGS3001explores some of the ways in which softwares and their computing power can be used for a variety of dynamic vehicle simulations including tyre modelling, suspension modelling and whole vehicle modelling and simulation.

Professional Development and Project Preparation ENGS3002 enables you to plan and conduct an academically-supervised work-based project that is relevant to collision investigation. In addition, students will develop their ability to reflect on the personal learning associated with the project.

The project ENGS3003, worth 60 credits will research and then propose and evaluate solutions to a specific issue relating to the area of Forensic Collision Investigation.

Successfully completed the FdSc in forensic road collision investigation.

Currently you can only study for the degree part time but this will change from from September 2022 when you will have the option to study either part time (60 credits a year) or full time (120 credits a year).

Part time
Part-time study is roughly equivalent to studying at half the rate of a student on a full-time course at university.

  • You will study 60 credits worth of study a year.
  • You'll need to find around 16-18 hours to study each week.

Full time
If you want to complete your qualification at the same rate as a student at a traditional university, for example, an Honours degree in three years, you can choose to study full time.

  • You will study 120 credits worth of study a year.
  • You'll need to find around 32-36 hours to study each week.

Inevitably, unless your employer has agreed to let you study in work time, the number of hours you will need to study means giving up some of your own time and cutting down on some of your social activities, especially if you are studying full time. The OU provides some excellent advice on how to find time to study and the things you may have to consider moderating. There is an online planner which we strongly recommend you take a look at. Click the link to see more.

Level 6 is all delivered by distance learning.

All programmes start in September of each year and run through to June/July the following year.

We allow provisional places to be booked by employers, contact A provisional place is one where you are unable to provide a student name because you have not completed your recruitment process.

As soon as you can confirm your place, download and complete an application form (requires Acrobat or Acrobat reader) for each student together with copies of their certificates and any personal statement if required by the entry requirements and send it to Registration for all programmes closes at midday on the final Friday in July and all the necessary paperwork must be submitted by this date. Any provisional places that have not been confirmed with a name will be lost.

Student on boarding begins in August.


At a Glance

What's the Qualification BSc(Hons) in forensic road collision investigation
Course code  F41044
Credits 120
How long does it take Part time - 2 years
Full time - 1 year


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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