Home » Engineering Free Online Courses » Delft University of Technology Free Online Course on Forensic Engineering

Delft University of Technology Free Online Course on Forensic Engineering

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is offering free online course on Forensic Engineering: Learning from Failures. After taking this course applicants will have an understanding of failures and the investigation processes used to find their causes.

In this course, applicants will learn how to use the TU Delft mind-set to investigate the causes of such events so you can prevent them in the future. This course will start on October 17, 2017.

User Review
0 (0 votes)

Course At A Glance

Length: 6weeks
Effort: 4 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on October 17, 2017

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges. We encourage our students to be independent thinkers so they will become engineers capable of solving complex problems.

About This Course

This course is most useful for:

  • Students who want to familiarize themselves with forensic engineering
  • Building, aeronautical, biomechanical designers and engineers
  • Forensic investigators, police, legal and insurance professionals
  • Professionals from municipalities, government agencies or clients who are asked to perform internal forensic investigations

Why Take This Course?

This course has been designed by TU Delft’s international experts on safety issues, failure investigations and forensics. Arjo Loeve, Michiel Schuurman and Karel Terwel are members of the TU Delft Forensics community, the Delft Safety & Security Institute and the CLHC Expertise Center for Forensic Science and Medicine.

Learning Outcomes

  • The basic steps in a forensic investigation
  • Essential forensic engineering methods and techniques
  • How to apply the TU Delft Forensic Engineering mind-set in the fields of Building Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Biomechanical Engineering
  • Ways to develop a positive attitude and the right mind-set to learn from failures


Karel C. Terwel

Karel is Assistant Professor of Structural Design and Safety in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft and Coordinator of Structural Safety at Delft Safety and Security Institute.

Michiel Schuurman

Michiel is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft and is lecturer in the Forensic Engineering Masters course. As a former senior Air Safety Investigator working for the Dutch Safety Board, he has over 10 years‘ experience of aircraft accident investigation. During that time he was involved in the investigation of various major commercial and general aviation accidents in the Netherlands and around the world.

Arjo Loeve

Arjo is a tenured lecturer in the Biomechanical Engineering department of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft. He is also a coordinator of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center for forensic science and medicine. Arjo has been doing research on, lecturing about and coordinating graduation projects on clinical technology since 2006 and on Engineering


Secondary school (high school)

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org homepage and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to the dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

Apply Now