AINV13001 - Accident Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this unit students should be able to explain the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of key theoretical accident analysis, simulation and reconstruction models. These students should also be able to apply the models to complex accident scenarios.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

AINV12002 Accident Phenomenology and 48 units of credit

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion 10%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 53.57% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Students found the unit a good contribution to their developing professional practice.
Developing the skills of professional reporting will remain a focus for the unit.
Action Taken
More emphasis on writing skills was expressed in tutorials, resulting in a higher standard of work submitted.
Source: Moodle site forums and student feedback
Some students were challenged by the physics components of the accident reconstruction assessment.
Continue to provide additional support to students as requested.
Action Taken
The focus of the physics attribute from the simulation package examination was de-emphasised to a critical review and gap analysis of two commercially available packages. It is intended to remove simulation systems from this unit, in favour of the forensic engineering unit, which already deals with simulation systems.
Source: Student emails; staff
A restructure of the unit toward the use of logic diagrams, and removal of the simulation software issue is intended.
A course change proposal to include these recommendations has been agreed in principle by the teaching team, and is in progress.
Action Taken
Source: Student emails
More detail could be included in the marking matrices
Additional explanatory notes will be included with the marking matrices in the next offering.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the benefits, features and application of accident analysis models.
  2. Reconstruct accident causation sequences using contemporary methods of reconstruction and simulation.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident analysis.
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development at an advanced level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment