GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FORENSIC ENGINEERING (CFE)
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Engineering (CFE) is to allow
students with graduate level degrees to enter the Forensic Engineering fields of discipline.
The certificate is designed for those students who would like to develop skilled expertise
to become expert witnesses in litigation and experts in the realm of failure analysis.
The program aims to teach both the scientific and legal principles needed to excel
in this discipline. The certificate requires a total of 6 of courses (15 credit hours),
chosen from a pre-approved list. The certification program takes approximately one
to one and a half years to complete.
What is Forensic Engineering?
Forensic engineering is a multi-disciplinary field of study that involves the investigation
of various materials, products, structures, and components that fail. Upon failure,
these various materials or products cause personal or property damage, leading to
litigation. The consequences of such failure are dealt with through product liability
in civil suits.
Why Forensic Engineering at Texas Tech?
Forensic Engineering is a budding discipline with the growth of new products and unfortunate
defects in these products. This graduate level certificate is intended to meet the
needs of a rapidly growing and evolving society. With the advent of new technologies,
there is an increasing need for professionals with knowledge of science, engineering,
and the law.
The Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech offers unparalleled interdisciplinary
graduate education with renown professors. Students at Texas Tech will have access
to classes in various disciplines, hands-on experience through a capstone project,
and will be introduced to the breadth of the field.
Who is this program for?
This certificate is designed for students either holding or pursuing a graduate degree
in Engineering. The certificate is a flexible program that give students the opportunity
to study the effect of engineering and the sciences on the policy, welfare, and safety
of the public..
The CFE program is open to all students holding a graduate level degree in Engineering
or a current graduate level student with an undergraduate degree in Engineering. Students
enrolled in Texas Tech School of Law's JD/M.Eng. program may also enroll in this program.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Any student may apply to the program
by clicking here.
Once you complete the initial application, you will receive an email with a link to
Recruiter that will ask you to log into Recruiter to complete the application process
Course Requirements for Graduate Students
The CFE program has been designed to allow flexibility in a breadth of engineering
3 of the 9 courses are required and are: Advanced Concepts in Failure Analysis & Forensic
Engineering, Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering: "Legal Aspects of Forensic
Science & Engineering," and a Capstone Project. To see the full course listings click here.
For more information, please contact the academic advisor
Jahan Rasty, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, email@example.com.