Course detail

Common Methodology of the Forensic Engineering

ÚSI-1SAOMAcad. year: 2011/2012

Subject is aimed at problems of general principles of expert and assessor activity.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student gains basic knowledge necessary for making expert and professional evidences.


Not requested.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Consigned from written and oral part. Student has to gain minimum of 80 % success to advance to oral exam.

Course curriculum

1. Position of Forensic Engineering between disciplines, specificity of expert and assessor activity, special competency of expert, history of expert activity, legal regulation, term of Expert activity.
2. Appointment of experts (who appoints, conditions, suggestions, selection of persons, verification of conditions, expert branches, proceedings about appointment, removal of expert (who removes), conditions for removal, lists of experts, accessibility of lists.
3. Practice of expert activity (general requirements, expert professional secrecy, duty to make the expert evidence, consultant, usage of measuring equipment of organisation), expert activity at institutions, primary tasks of expert, summary of file, fullness of basic data, technical acceptability of basic data.
4. Scheme of expert evidence, appurtenance of evidence, preparation of finding, making of evidence.
5. Remuneration of expert activity (remuneration from public authorities, institutions, expert "ad hoc"), legal regulation of remuneration.
6. Control of expert activity, practise, equipment, test.
7. Expert activity in relation to public authorities, criminal proceedings, civil trial, designation of expert in various kinds of proceedings, agreement between expert and organisation or citizen.
8. Expert evidence in civil trial and criminal proceedings, criminal responsibility of expert, responsibility for damage.
9. Portion of expert on proof assurance - term of proof, basic principles, evidence, confrontation, identification, experiment, reconstruction, measurements, photography, photogrammetry, record, sample withdrawal, protocol.
10. Examination in criminal proceedings, experiment (preparation and administration, examination in various kinds of proceedings).
11. Application of legal rules in expert evidence, division of normative acts, technical norms (1964-1991, 1991-1997, from 1997), references, team work, operations after making expert evidence (examination, answers, addition to evidence).
12. Revisory expert evidence, exaction of expert remuneration (term, data, courts), education of technical experts.
13. Introduction to specific methodologies in Forensic Engineering.

Work placements

Not applicable.


Goal of this subject is gaining the basic general knowledge necessary for studying the following professional subjects in the field of Forensic Engineering.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

KLEDUS, R. Úvod do soudního inženýrství. Inovovaná studijní opora

Recommended reading

BRADÁČ, A. a kol. Soudní inženýrství. AKADEMICKÉ NAKLADATELSTVÍ CERM, s.r.o., Brno, 1997

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MSoI Master's

    branch EID , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
    branch REI , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

E-learning texts

Kledus, R., Obecnámetodika soudního inženýrství, VUT v Brně 2014, ISBN: 978-80-214-5041-7 (cs) - druhé, aktualizované vydání