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College of Contract Management United Kingdom
College of Contract Management
United Kingdom

Forensic Engineering Expert | Become an Engineering Consultant | CCM

Professional Diploma in Forensic Structural Engineering

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Professional Diploma in Forensic Structural Engineering 

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Forensic  Engineering Total Course Fee £1,776
Live Online 6 Month Forensic Engineering Diploma

Subscription Fee:  Pay Monthly: an upfront fee of £304 and a monthly direct debit of £304 for 6 consecutive months (Month 1 – Month 6, inclusive).forensic engineering



Forensic Structural Engineering is the study and investigation into the failure of structures. This area of engineering is highly beneficial to the construction industry. This is because the expert knowledge of problems within structures allows construction companies to overcome issues. Moreover, forensic engineering experts are able to use these skills to mitigate losses and ensure the widespread efficiency and safety of the project.

In addition, forensic structural engineers are commonly used to investigate the causes of the failure of a structure, whether that be during a project or after it has been completed. By determining the cause, claims that arise from the failure can be appropriately settled. In addition to the forensic engineer role being used to find solutions for failures, they are often sought as expert witnesses. They can use their expertise in court proceedings to help settle a case with the relevant evidence.

Moreover, there has been increased interest in this area, however, there is still a skills gap. Taking this course will allow you to enter this industry field and fill that skills gap. Further, it is delivered on weekends and evenings. This means that you can take the course in your spare time. This means it is an excellent course to take if you already work as an engineer full time and would like to advance your skills.

The College of Contract Management also offers an Advanced Diploma in Structural Engineering. This forensic course will incorporate some elements of this course, however, it will be specialised in forensics.


The Forensic Engineering Pathway 

Additionally, forensic engineering jobs are highly paid. Forensic Engineers can earn over £58k a year. This means that it is a highly rewarding career choice. Moreover, the high level of skill expected of a forensic engineer makes this career highly reputable and is in demand. Therefore, by choosing to start this course today you will be kickstarting your long and rewarding career.

Furthermore, this course will not limit you to one area of work as it will give you the skills to fulfil a variety of job roles. You could work as a structural engineer or an expert witness. Additionally, you could work in the area of construction claims. It is common for construction professionals to develop through a variety of job roles.

Forensic Engineering Course Content

Forensic Engineering Course Content

  • FE510-Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering

1 Understand Legal Process and Presenting Evidence in Forensic Engineering

2 Understand the Various Examination and Investigation Methodologies

3 Understand Causes of Failures

4 Able to Recommend Repairs

5 Case Studies

  • FE520-Forensic Structural Engineering

1 Understand Codes and Standards of Forensic Engineers

2 Understand the Investigation Process After a Failure or Structural Collapse

Fire Investigation

Industrial/Traffic Accidents

Transportation Disaster

Enviornmental Failures

3 Understand the Causes of Construction and Design Defects in Various Structural Systems and Recommendation of Repairs

4 Understand the Causes of Construction and Design Deterioration in Various Structural Systems and Recommendation of Repairs

5 Case Studies

  • FE530-The Forensic Structural Engineer as an Expert Witness

1 Understand Duties and Ethical Responsibilities

2 Able to Prepare for Trail, Arbitration or Other Forms of Resolution

3 Understand the Rules of Evidences

4 Able to Prepare for Court Appearance

5 Understand Direct and Cross Examinations

Course Outcomes + Benefits

Course Outcomes + Benefits

There is a range of benefits that come along with taking this forensic engineering course.


  • Increase employability
  • Obtain a high salary
  • Take the course from wherever you are in the world
  • Learn transferable skills
  • Enter a new profession or change career path


  • Accurately determine the cause of failures
  • Knowledge of expert witnessing
  • Legal understanding of claims
  • Mitigate losses
  • Prevent structural failures

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

We welcome all applicants to take this course, however, having experience in the structural engineering industry will be advantageous. This existing knowledge in the field will make the course easier for you to follow and understand. However, if you are new to the area, please contact us before you take the course so that we can confirm you would be appropriate for the diploma.

Forensic Engineering Course Delivery

Forensic Engineering Course Delivery

We welcome all applicants to take this course, however, having experience in the structural engineering industry will be advantageous. This existing knowledge in the field will make the course easier for you to follow and understand. However, if you are new to the area, please contact us before you take the course so that we can confirm you would be appropriate for the diploma.

Your Studying Process

You will have access to our virtual learning platform called Moodle. On this platform, you will have access to all the relevant learning materials needed. In addition, lectures will be recorded and uploaded on Moodle. Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to ask the lecturer questions and discuss learning material with other students on the course. You do not have to miss out on networking opportunities when learning online.

Expected Duration of Study

The duration of the course is 6 months. However, you may be able to complete the course faster if you have lots of time to dedicate to learning. We expect to you attend all lectures and take part in independent learning outside lecture times.

Moreover, we generally schedule our lectures for weekends to help you learn around full-time work.

How Will You Be Assessed?

You will have to complete an assignment. You can complete this from home. In addition, you will have a chance to retake the assignment if you do not pass.

Course Fee

Course Fee

The Forensic Structural Engineering course fee £1,776

However, if you want a more manageable way to pay for this course, you can take advantage of our monthly payment plan.

Pay Monthly: an upfront fee of £304 and a monthly direct debit of £304 for 6 consecutive months (Month 1 – Month 6, inclusive).

The most common and easiest way to pay for your course is to pay via bank transfer.

Course Administrator

Kirsten Weissenberg
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 481681 Ext 200

Andries Pelser
Gauteng, South Africa
Schedule Analyst

Will definitely recommend the college and its courses to my friends and peers.

Positive feedback only, all materials were clear, the lecturers are all very experienced and skilled. All administrative issues were immediately dealt with and had an overall pleasant experience, thank you! I am generally very happy with the course content, the lecturers and the administration. I look forward to taking future courses with CCM and will definitely recommend the college and its courses to my friends and peers.

Firoz Ahmad Khan
Saudi Arabia
Quantity Surveyor

Thank you for giving me the zest to learn new things

I got the chartered membership (MCIOB), and I would like to thank you for your support. To get the chartered membership was challenging for me, but the CCM team were always there supporting me and ready to help. Assessor feedback was excellent. I have not only gained the Chartered membership but also a confidence to appear for better job opportunities. Thank you for giving me the zest to learn new things. I look forward to taking further guidance for another professional membership.

Mark Nelson
Senior Quantity Surveyor

I will be forever appreciative

After careful consideration on whether to undertake the CIOB professional review direct with the CIOB or go through the College of Contract Management UK I choose the excellent service provided by CCM. My decision was based upon the impressive fact that the CCM has a 100% pass rate in the professional review coaching service. My result supports this fact as I passed on my first attempt. CCM helped me achieve my professional goal for 2020 and for that I will be forever appreciative.

Shahab Ahmad
Project Control & Planning Manager

The support and collaborative approach by CCM has made it possible for me

Very often, we take steps towards our desired goal but sometimes we might fail and sometimes we see the bright light of success with the guidance from the right people. The support and collaborative approach by CCM has made it possible for me. The succinct details for the professional review were clearly defined by the institute and I feel it was a value for money. My application has succeeded and finally, I am felicitated with MCIOB. Many thanks to the instructor and Rebecca for being part of my success story.

Fawad Ahmed MCIOB
Saudi Arabia
Planning Manager

Very impressive, helpful and highly recommended

College of Contracts management very well organized as an institution, and the courses are well focused. I have been very happy with the service your College offers. In particular, CIOB Professional Review Coaching has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. I want you to know that I have learnt so much from all your constructive input and guidance throughout sessions. Very impressive, helpful and highly recommended

Muneez Mahmood MCIOB
Technical Manager / AE7-Dubai

I would strongly recommend their services for CIOB PR coaching

College of contract management is a very professional college; I would strongly recommend their services for CIOB-PR coaching. I selected online services during COVID. Their techniques/ slides quality/ webinars assisted me very well to understand competency requirements of CIOB. They were very proactive in their communications and approachable that bonded and helped gain confidence to successfully achieve my MCIOB in the very first attempt. A very big thanks to college and all associated in supporting me achieve prestigious chartered membership.

Wael Samain
Construction Program Director

I thoroughly enjoyed the course

I thoroughly enjoyed the course material as it is comprehensive and covers in-depth FIDIC contracts conditions in the  Yellow, Silver and Red book latest editions 2017.  It is highly recommended that Project Managers, Quantity surveyors as well as Commercial and Contract Managers attend this course to keep abreast of FIDIC contracts development in the industry. The course is presented by an experienced Legal and Claims Consultant to the construction industry.

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Daniel Polgar
Senior Quantity Surveyor / Linesight

I would strongly recommend

I would strongly recommend using the services of the College of Contract Management to gain MCIOB status. I found the online seminars very informative and the professionalism of all to be excellent throughout, always responding quickly to any questions that I may have. The review of my submission enabled me to pass at the first instance and also ensured I achieved the certification in a quick timeframe. I am pleased to have achieved the chartership and would use the colleges services again for future courses.

Asif Kader
Quantity Surveyor / MPH Technical Services WLL

Thank you CCM!!

I am a very honoured to get my application for MCIOB approved in a very short time and in a single submission. To prepare a Professional Review report meeting the CIOB requirements is a real challenge and with the guidance from CCM lecturers and their internal review process it was done with accuracy. I endorse the CCM's claim of 100% success rate in MCIOB submissions considering the quality of services provided to me and my friends. Thank you CCM!!

Dina Mohamed

I am now a chartered surveyor

I would like to share with you the very happy news that I successfully passed my APC and I am now a chartered surveyor. I wouldn’t have done this achievement without the great APC couching from CCM which helped me a lot and was the reason behind my success. I will definitely recommend your program to all my friends and colleagues. Thank you very much again and I wish all the success to all the other candidates.

Nancy Khalifa
Project Quantity Surveyor / Engineering Consultants Group

Thank you for the amazing support

I declare my greatest appreciation to the College of Contract Management as their staff has given me valuable guidance, good practice and advice during the preparation of my Professional report. It was my pleasure to enrol in the coaching service which has helped to achieve my goal to become a Chartered Member in CIOB. Once again thank you for the amazing support.

Patrick Murphy
Area Building Manager / Mitchells & Butlers Plc

I would have no hesitation in recommending CCM

After reviewing many course providers, I chose the College of Contract Management for the MCIOB course. Their communication, delivery of webinars and most importantly the support they provide, both for the exam and subsequent Professional Review service, was fantastic. Even during the Covid--19 lockdown, their ongoing support level never dropped. I would have no hesitation in recommending CCM to anyone wishing to further their qualifications and career’s.

Omar Awata
Senior Construction Manager / Urbacon Contracting & Trading

I highly recommend the college

To become a CIOB member you will have demonstrated that you have built professional competence upon a foundation of academic expertise and will give you greater encouragement to acquire more knowledge and enable you to better prove your skills. The college of contract management provided me professional advice to complete my competition report with professional review. I highly recommend the college

Mario O. Tolentino
Quantity Surveyor / HBK Contracting

Claims Preparation and Dispute Management Training Programme

The 4-day training had been very impressive and effective that made me grow personally and professionally, with the presenter being consistent in imparting the information in a manner that all participants are learning and actively participating in all the tasks during the course of the training and I can proudly say that it had exceeded my expectation. Many thanks to our course presenter for being very approachable and kind.

Biju Jacob MCIOB
Sr. Project Control Specialist / Qatar Kentz W.L.L

It is with great pleasure

I announce my greatest appreciation to the College of Contract Management, during the preparation of  Professional  Report, CCM teacher and staff gave me the valuable guidance and advice which helped to achieve my determined goal for the year. One of my ambitions to become Chartered Member in CIOB, the milestone achieved.  Once again thank you for amazing help!

Michael J Cullen
United Kingdom
Technical Manager / KEEBS / WK Plasterers Ltd

I would highly recommend the college

I was very apprehensive prior to starting the course, not knowing what to expect, but from the first online lecture I was made to feel part of the class. The structure of the lectures are easy to follow and enable full interaction. The lecturers are all very helpful, providing guidance and direction where needed along with very descriptive explanations of all aspects being studied. Discussions throughout each lecture helped me to understand and retain what was being taught. A very big thank you to the College and all involved who helped me achieve a Distinction in the Chartered Membership Programme.

Kingsley Okoro MCIOB
Quantity Surveyor / Galfar Al Misnad Engineering & Contracting W.L.

CIOB Chartered Membership

Producing a good professional review report that meets the requirements and standard for chartered membership of CIOB can be quite challenging. However, with the professional advice of College of Contract Management, I was able to write a good professional review report that earned me my MCIOB in a single submission. I strongly recommend the College to whoever that is seeking to achieve chartered membership.

Michael Whittington MCIOB
United Kingdom
Building Surveyor / Peabody Trust

Support from the college was first class

Thanks for providing an excellent service, the support from the College of Contract Management was first class.  I also found the online webinars very informative and useful. I have already recommended the College of Contract Management to my fellow work colleagues, who are now looking at becoming MCIOB !!!.

Sajid Husain
Senior Quantity Surveyor / AKTOR

I would recommend the college and the CMP course

Before joining the lectures I had my unknown fears that how would I understand the subject and study materials because of online lectures. But really I appreciate the lecturers who made lectures so descriptive, explanatory and to easily understand. During the lecture I like one thing most that after explaining each topic they put a question for us to know our concentration and understanding towards the lecture. I would recommend the college and the Chartered Membership Programme.