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Canadian Engineering Practical Law ENGR 4000

Engineer Degree Common Courses Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course provides a broad overview of the legal principles and regulations relevant to the practice of engineering in Canada. Topics include the Canadian legal system, regulation of the engineering profession, contracts and torts, intellectual property, employment law, workplace safety, privacy, and indigenous law. The approach of the course is practical; it involves the review of case and law issues related to the practice of engineering. Critical thinking will be encouraged as engineers must be prepared to face legal challenges and make informed decisions to ensure projects are compliant and successful. This course is designed for internationally trained engineers who intend to apply for registration as a professional engineer. It is also suitable for those preparing to write the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE).

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$1,216.56

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of ENGR 4000 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91817

Duration

Wed Jan 10 - Wed Mar 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 91817
  • Domestic fees $1216.56
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1216.56

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. For more information for this particular course, please contact robby_tandrian@bcit.ca. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the structure of the Canadian legal system.
  • Describe the regulation of the engineering profession in Canada.
  • Differentiate between legislation and common law.
  • Evaluate different business structures as they apply to the engineering profession.
  • Explain the basic legal principles that inform professional law for engineers.
  • Explain the concepts of liability and professional negligence as they apply to tort law.
  • Apply the principles of contract law for engineering work.
  • Recognize the legal responsibilities of engineers concerning sustainable and environmentally sound design and practice.
  • Discuss intellectual property rights, such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks, in the context of engineering innovations.
  • Interpret laws and regulations related to privacy, and securities as applied to engineering.
  • Discuss the legal obligations of engineers regarding indigenous rights and reconciliation in the Canadian context.
  • Identify legal issues related to the practice of engineering.
  • Describe the roles of employees, supervisors, and employers with regards to workplace safety.
  • Analyze real-world engineering law cases specific to Canada and identify related laws.
  • Engage in discussions to enhance critical thinking and reasoning skills.​

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Canadian Engineering Practical Law (ENGR 4000) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Canadian Engineering Professional Practice
    Microcredential Part-time

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