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Forensic Engineering

Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: MTEC.3530;

Course Description

This course is a survey of forensic engineering with particular emphasis on using engineering science and technology to investigate and reconstruct failures of engineered systems. Topics include qualifications of the forensic engineer, the scientific method, failure hypotheses, levels of confidence, physical evidence, field investigation techniques, examination and testing, codes and standards, and personnel safety. Other topics include ethics, the hired gun, junk science, the legal process, introduction to expert witness testimony, trial exhibits, Frye and Daubert decisions, bias, forensic engineering practice, and engineering reports.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

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