Further maths


Further maths is part of De Montfort University FdSc in forensic collision investigation.

This module follows on from ENGS 1015 Applied Maths and covers topics important to understanding error handling and periodic motion such as springs, tyres and other suspension effects often used in collision investigation simulation computer programs..

What you will study

The module is split into five blocks starting with some revision of the last maths module, in particular differentiation and vectors. The module moves on to look at matrices before embarking on the main block which covers integration. The final two blocks investigate functions involving more than one variable and partial differentiation.

Entry requirements

You must have taken ENGS 1015 Applied Maths at Level 4 or studied maths elsewhere to an equivalent level.

Pre-course study


Study method

Distance learning with Online tutorials. This module is presented in a somewhat different format to earlier modules as it is based almost entirely around a set book (not the whole book, only certain sections necessary for dealing with the more advanced topics in collision investigation.). In general, you'll be asked to read a particular section and then watch a presentation or be pointed towards additional resources to help consolidate your understanding of that section. There are numerous check questions and worked examples to help in the book.

What you will need

General tools include a scientific calculator. We recommend any Casio with a 'Natural Display'. The set book Engineering Mathematics: A foundation for electronic, electrical, communications and systems engineers by Croft et al. You will need a computer with internet access, headphones and microphone for this module

Teaching and assessment

Resources are accessed via the AiTS virtual learning environment. Tutors are available Online and there is an Online forum allowing you to discuss topics with other students on the module. There are three assessments spread throughout the module. Your tutor will mark and comment on your 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: Part of ENGS2001
Credits: 30
Level: 5
Duration: 25 weeks
Type: Distance learning with Online tutorials
Assessment: Three home based assignments

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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