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ENGG3854: Legal Aspects of Projects

In this unit, we draw on examples on project negotiation and contracting from "real-life" business situations and provide practical information on what to do and what not to do. Student would be exposed to the complexity involved in negotiation and contracting from initiation to formalization of final form of contract which is agreed upon and executed by all parties. Students will be taught how to understand each party's interests and then working towards reaching a common goal. In particular, dealing with complex characters including situations will be covered. We will provide a basic understanding of commercial contracts and all their ramifications every step of the way. This unit also explains the basics of commercial contract law, highlights how to spot potential issues before they become a problem and then how to work with a lawyer more effectively if things go wrong which is intended for corporate managers rather than lawyers. This unit further contains coverage on forming contracts, restitution, contract interpretation, modification and dispute resolution. We also discuss remedies, performance, and third-party beneficiaries.

Code ENGG3854
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
PMGT2821 OR (ENGG2850 AND (ENGG2852 OR PMGT2854))

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand procurement methods from inception to completion in relation to services and contracts generally
  • LO2. Describe, select and apply appropriate procurement strategies appropriate to different project contexts.
  • LO3. Differentiate between forms of contract; describe how contracts are chosen, initiated and formalised.
  • LO4. Contribute to the negotiation and agreement of contractual terms and conditions that meet project objectives.
  • LO5. Manage the procurement process up to execution of contracts; manage all pre-contractual issues to the satisfaction of all key stakeholders.
  • LO6. Acknowledge and apply ethical values/behaviours to all decisions and actions, including private and public sectors.
  • LO7. Explore implications inherent in employee relations and employee contracts.
  • LO8. Identify, and ensure that the project documents and the project comply with all relevant codes of conduct and professional standards.

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