Forensic Engineering

By Jake Kettle

What is Forensic Engineering?

The investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property. The consequences of failure are dealt with by the law of product liability.

How is it used in Forensics

Engineering is used in Forensics when there is a case that involves a structure that did not operate the way it was supposed to and caused an accident. Experts can determine what went wrong and what the cause of the accident was.
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Requirements

To become a forensic engineer you have to have a 4 year degree in engineering. If you want to be in a certain category of forensic engineering you will want to major in that specific sub field. You have to be a licensed engineer to have this career.
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Real life case

A car crashed into a parking garage column and another vehicle. The report stated the car lost control and the driver of the car said the brakes failed. After inspection, they found that the brakes were working and the driver never put his foot on the brakes and he had floored the gas on purpose.
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Sources

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"Forensic (Structural) Engineering." Forensic (Structural) Engineering. Web. 1 Sept. 2015.


"Forensic Engineer Job Information." Http://study.com/. Web. 1 Sept. 2015.


"Forensic Automotive Engineer Analyzes Vehicle Data to Determine..."The Expert Institute. 9 Feb. 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015.