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ELEX 8280 - Engineering Law

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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.





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 71677

Wed Jan 02 - Wed Apr 17 16 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 02 - Apr 17 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2030


Derek Deacon

Course Outline




  1. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have Program Head approval. Please contact Kelly Voros at 604-451-6892 or for more information or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. 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.

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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

ELEX 8280 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Elex 8280 Custom Readings
Author Pearson Custom
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-32373-160-4
Price $145.95


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