- International Fees
International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
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.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of ELEX 8280 for the Winter 2024 term.
Mon Jan 08 - Mon May 06 (16 weeks)
- 16 weeks
- CRN 71677
- Domestic fees $726.00International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
|Jan 08 - May 06
|18:30 - 21:30
|Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2030
This course will be delivered 100% in-person at the BCIT Burnaby campus. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have approval from the program head. Please contact Katie Howard at 604-432-8237 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to be placed on a wait-list if the course is full. No class on February 19th (Family Day) or April 1st (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.
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
Engineering Law (ELEX 8280) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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