Taught course

Forensic Engineering and Science

Cranfield University · Defence and Security

Entry requirements

A first of second class Honours degree or equivalent in engineering, forensic science or scientific discipline, or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the scientific elements of the subject will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to give a broad introduction to the application of engineering and physical sciences to forensic problems. Particular emphasis is given to understanding metallic component failures and the principles of failure analysis.

The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce forensic experts capable of giving an expert opinion in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.

Information for international students

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

  • IELTS Academic - 7
  • TOEFL - 100
  • Pearson PTE Academic - 68
  • Cambridge English Scale - 190
  • Cambridge English: Advanced - C
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - minimum overall score of pass

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-36 months
full time
11 months


part time
12-24 months
full time
11 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1793 785400