British Columbia Institute of


TMGT 7133 - Law for Intelligence-based Business

Technology Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

The purpose of this course is to help those working in complicated technologically intense businesses, and especially those involved in technology management, to understand and to function within that legal environment. To this end, we will look at the nature of the legal system as well as its institutions generally, and will also look at selected areas of law vital to the functioning of Canadian business. The course will also relate law to modern business practice, especially in the field of ethics.





Winter 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2016 term.

CRN 43716

Sun Feb 07 - Sat Mar 12 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 07 - Mar 12 Online


Dean Palmer

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course forms part of the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree program. You can proceed to register for this Instructor-Led DE course online or by calling the Student Information and Enrolment Services at 604-434-1610. IMPORTANT COURSE MATERIAL INFORMATION: To obtain your course material, go to the following link: Your Username will be your student ID (A00?), Your Password will be the same as your MyBCIT Password. Logon to TMGT 7133 for the current term. You will find the course materials under the CONTENT section. All materials are provided within the D2L environment. Your submissions are asynchronous, but require that you logon and participate during set periods of approximately 4-5 days per module PARTICIPATION MARKS ARE ONLY AWARDED FOR POSTINGS MADE DURING THE PERIOD ASSIGNED PER THE COURSE CALENDAR. There are 8 modules in total. NOTE: Your course material will be accessible one week prior to the start of the course. We recommend that you read Modules 1-2 before the course start date. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Computer, access to Internet, cable, xDSL or faster. Dial up speeds may not be adequate. MS Word and PowerPoint or equivalent, Web browser; Internet Explorer, Firefox or equivalent, Email client and an email address that can accept attachments. The following are a few key items for your reference: Ensure you have read the Course Outline, Calendar and Student guide before you begin. These documents may be accessed on the Course ribbon at the top of the screen by clicking on the "Content" button. The Calendar is displayed on the home page D2L tutorials are available on the D2L homepage under "Student Resources." Reviewing the tutorials will assist you in navigating through D2L for functions such as assignment submissions Please note the assignment due dates for this course. Due dates are noted under "News" items once logged into the course, in the assignment "Dropbox" and on the CALENDAR tool on the homepage. If you experience technical difficulties during this course, contact Tech Help at: or 604-412-7444 (option 2) or Toll Free 1-800-351-5533 (option 2) The Instructor, Dean Palmer, is available at or 604-677-7727 If this course is full, please contact the TMGT DE Program Assistant ( or 604-454-2218) to be added to the waitlist. This does not guarantee a seat in the course. Another section may be created if enough interest is expressed.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the candidate will be able to:

  • describe the Canadian legal system and explain how it works.
  • discuss the history and major sources of Canadian law.
  • describe the provincial and federal court structures and outline the judicial process involved when a dispute is taken to court.
  • trace the development of the Canadian constitution including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and discuss its impact on our technologically based society.
  • identify the legal concepts and rules associated with specific areas of law including torts, contracts, secured transactions, employment and agency, partnership and corporations, negotiable instruments and intellectual property.
  • describe the legal means of protecting technological innovations including licensing of use.
  • explain how the law and legal process relate to ethical and moral considerations in business.
  • display an understanding of the impact of environmental statutes and laws on business activities.
  • discuss the practical implications of corporate responsibility.

Related Programs

TMGT 7133 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Diploma
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Full-time/Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology

School of Transportation

  1. Technology Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology


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