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.
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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
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