Compututers and collision analysis


Computers and collision analysis is part of De Montfort University FdSc in forensic collision investigation.

There are a number of software applications that can assist the collision investigator.  Mathcad is the market leader in engineering calculation software.  Unlike proprietary calculating tools and spreadsheets, Mathcad lets you design and document your calculations simultaneously with comprehensive applied math functionality and dynamic, unit-aware calculations.

What you will study

Building calculations and computing results.

Entry requirements

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

Pre-course study


Study method

6 weeks distance learning.

What you will need

A computer with Mathcad and internet access.  Note that students on the AiTS/DMU programme can obtain a student copy of Mathcad from Adept Science.  A student copy costs approximately £80 (electronic delivery) as compared to the full price of some £1200.  You will need your DMU student card to make the purchase

Teaching and assessment

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

Whats the qualification

This module is part of De Montfort university's FdSc in forensic road collision investigation.

How to register

The FdSc 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: ENGS2002
Credits: 15
Level: 5
Duration: 6 weeks
Type: Distance learning
Assessment: Two pieces of coursework

Links to FdSc modules

Further maths
Advanced damage
Forensic mapping
Analysis of digital data
Computation and collision analysis
Motorcycle collisions
Pedestrian collisions
Vehicle dynamics - PC-Crash


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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