Course Details

Forensic Engineering - General Methodology

Academic Year 2024/25

DVB076 course is part of 4 study plans

DKA-E Winter Semester 2nd year

DPA-E Winter Semester 2nd year

DKC-E Winter Semester 2nd year

DPC-E Winter Semester 2nd year

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8 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment


Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective


1. Activity of experts (history, present regulations, subject practicing experts activity). 2. Prime acts of the expert, expert’s share in a proof detention. 3. Scheme of the experts evidence and expertise. 4. Systematic complex concept of the experts evidence and expertise (systematic analysis of the accident’s process, array of hypotheses, array of traces, array of reflection, array of the damage equivalence). 5. Application of the logic rules in the forensic engineering, presumption of innocence in the application of the technical analysis. 6. Methods of expert’s analysis (reverse calculation method of the accident process, method of the narrowing of the limits, analysis of the processes in the time and space, law and engineering confrontation, analysis of the break down). 7. Application of regulations in expert evidence, probability in the expertise. 8. Specificity of the expert activity in the individual sorts of proceeding (criminal, civil, administrative). 9. Teamwork at expertise. 10. Expert activity experience, expert evidence defects. 11. Introduction to special methodology of forensic engineering – cause of the defect and disturbance, expert activity in civil engineering. 12. Expert activity in mechanical engineering, analysis of traffic accidents. 13. property valuation, assessment of financial damage.