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Area/Catalogue
BUIL 2019

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
010279

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To provide students with an understanding of the Australian legal system, the regulatory framework surrounding the construction industry, and the key principles of the law of contract and tort.

Course content

Introduction to the Australian legal system. Introduction to statutory regulation of the construction industry. Offer and acceptance. Consideration. The contents of the contract. Privity of contract. Duress. Mistake. Misleading and deceptive conduct. Discharge of a contract. Remedies for breach of contract. Negligence. Trespass. Nuisance.

Textbook(s)

Coggins J, Davie T, Earls T, Evans P 2016, Understanding Construction Law, 1st, LexisNexis Butterworths

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Test N/A 15% 60 minutes
Assignment 1500 words 35% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Test N/A 15% 60 minutes
Assignment 1500 words 35% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

Degrees this course is offered in

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