Forensic Engineering basically deals with the investigation of products, materials, structures and components that either fail or function inappropriately causing huge loss to person(s) and property. The outcome of the disaster caused is dealt by the law. This field also handles the reviewing techniques and methods involved in the accidental cases of vehicles and machinery. Under this topic, students will be taught as how to handle vehicular or mechanical accidents, and the methodology involved to locate the cause(s) leading to such destructive faults.
This subject is applied most commonly in civil laws, but it may be of great use in criminal laws as well. The task of a Forensic Engineer is to collect the evidences and the other related facts, determine the cause that may have led to the destruction and lastly, yet one of the most important is to assist the court in proper findings related to the accident for a justified trial.
Other than, vehicles and machines, any case involving the accidental collapse of bridge, railway track, huge buildings or any such infrastructure are to be considered under this science. Just like any other Forensic-related branch, a sequential order of investigating and collecting data linked to the products, components, materials and structures is of great help in aiding and resolving cases pertaining to Forensic Engineering.
A student undertaking this subject should bear immense technical and investigative skills, as a blend of these two qualities only can lead to a positive outcome.
Module-1 Forensic engineering
The application of the science and art of engineering in matters which are relates to the justice system, comprehensive of substitute dispute resolution is called forensic engineering. as an in depth, FSP 204 course description includes the introduction to forensic engineering, structural distress, mechanics and force system, newton’s laws and equilibrium, conservation principles, properties of area, structures, mechanics or strength of material, wind damage, snow, hail and rain, stresses on cylindrical pressure vessels and load analysis on pilings.
Module-2 Vehicular accidents
Vehicular accidents are the common type of cases in India and other countries. The issues in contesting motorized accidents involve speeds, airbag disposition, seatbelt usage, failure vehicle components, visibility etc. Module will introduce you to introduction, falls, skid marks and impacts and crush energy dissipation.
Module-3 Vehicle accidents reconstruction
Vehicular accidents reconstruction is the scientific procedure of examining, investigating, and illustration conclusions about the accidental events during a vehicle crash. Module structure covers the vehicle accidents reconstruction using basic energy analysis techniques, limitation of some evaluation techniques, advantages of the energy method, the fundamental principle of the energy method, kinetic energy, friction energy dissipation, changes in elevation, energy dissipation by crushing, energy dissipation by rollovers or flips and future accidents reconstruction problems.
Module-4 the classical scientific method to accidents reconstruction
Application of the classical scientific method to accidents reconstruction define in a structured manner such as definition of terms, origin and development of the scientific method, scientific methods applied to accident, reconstruction, shortcomings and the legal system.
Module-5 Photographic documentation
Photographic documentation play a vital role in the investigation of accidental cases. Photographic documentation of accident- damaged vehicles will describe you to accident documentation, choice of camera, items to photograph, accident scene and analysis and verification of photograph.
Module-6 Materials and vehicular
Application of engineering principles to answer the questions of fact that may have legal consequences is called forensic engineering. Vehicular and marine lighting is describing the fundaments of investigation techniques and issues like on/off light issue, filament material, oxidation, brittleness, ductility, turn signals and other applications.
Module-7 Storm lightning damage
Storm lightning damaging is the also the part of the investigation process. The facts of lightening damage will describe you to the lightening damage, verifying lightening, two-board shell game, reducing and lightening risks.
Module-8 Vibration and blasting damage
Vibrations from nearby blasting damage are usually transmitted by ground or by air. It will introduce you to the ground vibrations, pre-blast surveys, blast monitoring, post-blast surveys and heavy equipment vibrations.
Introduction to explosions and basic parameters includes the fundamentals of explosions, basic parameters, determination of point of ignition and energy consideration.
"The act of burning," is called combustion. For example, combustion of fallen leaves and trees that, if not quenched immediately, can consequence in a forest fire. Module will introduce you to Introduction, the combustion process, acid production, carbon monoxide, duel fuel furnaces and over pressurization.
Module-11 Determining the point of origin of a fire
Chemical reaction present a very substantial threat due to their potential to generate fires. module explains the fire and ignition energy sources, initial reconnoiter the low point, fall down, centroid method, fire spread, sequential analysis, ignition energy source and combination of methods,
It is the analysis of fire connected incidents. Module would be introducing you to the basic problem facing the arsonist, usual physical characteristics of an arson fire, secondary characteristics, arsonist profile, and chemical analysis.
Module-13 Electrical shorting
Electrical shorting is a part of forensic engineering, and is anxious with investigating electrical failures in a legal context. Module including the symptoms of shorting, primary vs. secondary shorting, short circuits, beading, and fusing.
Module-14 Hail damage
The harshness of hail damage to residential and other roofs depends on some limitations including the age, material, roof slope, the roofing assembly etc. the module would be introducing you to the hail and hailstorm frequency, hail form, size range, hailstorm frequency and hail causes damage.
In context of forensic engineering, geotechnical engineers examine the soil, rock and their physical and chemical properties and advise to design engineers of the effects of these properties on buildings and structures. In this course module, you will acquaint with Introduction to drought, Effects of drought, Basic soil properties, the atterberg limits and Differential settlements.
Module-16 Slip and fall accidents
It is defined as basic concept of slip and fall accidents, statistical background, coefficient of friction, measuring COF, standards for floors and floors and shoe coatings.
Module-17 Water pipe freeze ups
Water pipes freeze ups when routed through unheated spaces, for instance in a peripheral wall etc. it contains the common scenario of water pipe freeze ups, ice versus water, pipe stresses, fracturing in steps, pipe ends and freeze up priority.
Module-18 Machinery Guarding
Machine guarding accidents cause various accidents and mortalities every year, in spite of the availability of modern safety machinery. It will introduce you to the principle and basics of machinery guarding like- direct barrier, protective clothing, safety devices, guarding by location, employers responsibilities and manufacturer responsibilities .
Module-19 Earth movement
Blasting and earth movement introduces with the fundamental factors of soil behavior, techniques of surface investigations, direct measurement of consistency and relative density, interpretation of water content of soils, landslide, mudflow, erosion and sedimentation, modes of erosion, processes of sedimentation, identification of rocks, subsidence, earthquakes, blasting damage and wave pressure.
Module-20 Engineer and expert witness
Reporting the results of investigative engineering and the expert witness comprises the Adversarial nature of our legal system, Incomplete information, Sample schedule of events in a litigated dispute, The trial, Strategies used to discredit engineers, Some notes about Lawyers and engineers.
ONLINE EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION PROCESS
The mode of examination will be online for the students enrolled in online courses. After the completion of the respective course duration, you would have access to your examination portal on the allotted date and time, and accordingly you would be notify by the concerned authorities to check mails, so that you must give your examination in allocated date and time on our online examination portal.
TYPES OF QUESTIONS
You will have combination of Multiple Choice Questions, in the form of multiple option, True & False, Fill in the Blanks, Match the Following, Sequences Questions, Multiple Response Questions, Passage and Image Description form.
The complete correction and evaluation takes about two weeks. After the evaluation process is finally done, the mark sheets and certificates are posted on to the given postal address by address confirmation. If any change in postal address student must notify after completion of Examination.
Note: Every student must have to check email for examination notifications and other updates. Also you have update your recent postal address and so on.
SIFS INDIA, provides online education for certificate, Diploma, and PG Diploma courses in the Forensic Science discipline. The Forensic Science programmes are appropriate for all students of any discipline. The course is ideal for those who, whim to secure a stand-alone certification in Forensic Science and whose first degree is in an unrelated field. We aims to provide a thorough education in Forensic Science from a variety of perspectives with multiple dimensions.
After completion of the enrollment processes, a username and password would be generate and provide you through email to access e-books and study materials allied to your programme code within five working days.
Complete Learning of Statement (LOS)
In online education, lectures might be conducted online via Learning Management System (LMS) and instant chatting or messaging. Some course have ‘virtual’ classes; where the enrolled students participate through webcams sources. Through your unique username and password, students can access their profile, study materials, instructor guidance, assignments, quizzes, examination, scores, and so on.
Make important bookmark for future access
In Every LOS, we are constantly reviewing the latest study materials being the very finest course material now available for your programme code. We provides the modified technology inside the portal likewise; the bookmark option to build a specified learning process. Bookmark is also an advantageous for future access. Your learning methods would be helpful to choose objectives. Bookmark giving you the chance to study exactly; what you need in directive to improvement.
Make your own notes
Go Paperless! Online database are much easier than searching through paper files. LOS giving you the note preparation option at the time of study. It would be great method to create and deploy your own written notes for future admittance.
Take multiple quizzes for practice exam
LMS is the best virtual learning systems; to use their own login portal. Multiple quizzes are the most of the latest questions and updates related to the LOS. It would be flexible to practice for examination preparation.
Interact with your instructor for your queries.
Online learning system also provides a forum for discussion with instructor, where you can post and quickly ask your quarries, enhance and collaborate your learning experiences. It would be hard to mature a relationship with your online instructor, you may never meet, but it is worth the exertion to keep communicating and contacting through the online support system.
The assignment submission process diverges depending upon the course you enrolled. Assignment is definitely the indispensable thing in order to complete your programme. It comprises 5 questions with 1000 word limit. Assignment carries a 100% weightage for evaluation of examination. Some key instructions to get good grade in your assignment such as-
1. Read the study materials in depth from portal LOS.
2. Understand the assignment questions and keep within the word limit.
3. Write the assignments yourself which should be plagiarism free.
4. Complete the assignments in given duration and submit after date you will not able to access the assignment.
5. Write your answers in the appropriate format and add the references at the end of your assignment etc.
Online examination system is designed to offer you with an education wherever you are. There are a wide range multiple options. After the completion of the respective course duration, you would have access to your examination portal on the allotted date and time. In LMS examination procedure, you will allocated for examination in a particular time, so that you must give your examination in allocated date and time on your online examination portal.
Note: 1.You must have to complete your examination in given time period accordingly to your course instructor. You cannot attempt your examination twice.
2. If you are not able to attempt your examination, you must to inform your instructor prior the time period and give specific reason to conduct re-schedule examination date*.