Unit code: HES6793D
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
UG: 250 CP
Graduate Certificate of Engineering (Civil) ,
Aims and objectives
The aim of this unit is the understanding of the legal process as it relates to construction management. There is particular emphasis on a practical knowledge of the input of the engineer in the construction process and its relationship to project management.
The unit aims to give an understanding of the issues confronted by a construction manager and the identification of risks, dispute resolution and particularly alternate means to resolve disputes and negotiate contracts.
Generic skills outcomes
- ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
- ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
- in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
- ability to understand problem identification, formulation and solution
- ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
- ability to function effectively as an individual in a project team, have the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
- understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development
- understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development
- understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and have a commitment to uphold these responsibilities
- expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and capacity to do so
Module 1 - Introduction to the Legal System
Module 2 - Torts Law
Module 3 - Legal Structures in the Construction Industry
Module 4 - Contract Law
Module 5 - Insurance and Bankruptcy
Module 6 - Novation
Module 7 - Mediation
Module 8 - Tenders
Each module contains reading and case law, particularly examples of projects involving construction engineering issues.
Bailey, Construction Law in Australia, 2nd Edition, 1998.