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Course details

This course provides an introduction to the Canadian legal system, discusses business organizations, international considerations, tort liability, contracts (offer and acceptance, interpretation, discharge, breach, dispute resolutions), intellectual property law, legal and ethical responsibilities of professional engineer. The course will include critique and group discussion of case studies.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$697.89

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of ELEX 8280 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 71677

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon May 08 (16 weeks)

  • 16 weeks
  • CRN 71677
  • $697.89
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - May 08 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2030
Instructor

Derek Deacon

Course outline

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Cost

$697.89

Important information
  1. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have approval from the program head. Please contact Katie Howard at 604-432-8237 or khoward18@bcit.ca for more information, or to be placed on a wait-list if the course is full. No class on February 20th (Family Day) or April 10th (Easter Monday). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.
Status

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the basic constitutional framework of Canada.
  • Describe and assess the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Describe the system of common law and legislation.
  • Understand the basic torts which govern non-contractual relationships.
  • Explain the basic principles of contract law.
  • Describe basic legal issues facing engineers involved in electrical related fields.
  • Identify and explain fundamental employment related issues.
  • Explain the process of contract negotiation and administration.
  • Explain the law of tendering as it affects Professional Engineers.
  • Identify the ethical responsibilities of members of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Engineering Law (ELEX 8280) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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