LAWS20061 - Management Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the key topics and concepts of law relevant to management decision making in an engineering context. While the topics present as typical for business and management students, the materials are contextualised and integrated with management-decision making, challenges and dilemmas. This unit traverses the following themes: The nature of law and legal institutions in the Australian context; ethical challenges and dilemmas for enigineering managers within a regulated environment; law of professional negligence; general law of contract, contract processes and e-contracting; consumer protection and competition law under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth); and the law and regulatory framework on employment in Australia. If you have successfully completed the unit LAWS20037 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 85.71% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
More comprehensive lecture slides
Recommendation
Review content of lecture slides
Action Taken
Lecture slides were reviewed and amended.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Stress relating to 24-hour take home final written assessment and concern about plagiarism due to slow similarity report generation from turnitin
Recommendation
Final assessment should be kept as a 24-hour take home written assessment or changed to a standard 3 hour open book exam during normal university examination period. Educate students about referencing as plagiarism should not be an issue if correct referencing is always used.
Action Taken
Final assessment item timetable was amended. The Unit Coordinator worked closely with the Unit cohort in regard to referencing and assessments.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Low class attendance
Recommendation
Work closely with administration staff to encourage and ensure students attend classes.
Action Taken
Campus attendance was very good. Moodle engagement levels for the students were high.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Students found it difficult to identify relevant legal issues when solving legal problems
Recommendation
Undertake more problem solving exercises in class.
Action Taken
Additional law in action items and problem solving exercises were added to Moodle and undertaken by the cohort.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Low take up of prescribed or recommended textbook
Recommendation
Emphasise to students the importance of having a textbook and reading it regularly to successful completion of this unit.
Action Taken
Textbook use by the cohort improved. The Unit Coordinator worked closely with the students and the text and Unit materials.
Source: Self reflection and internal review
Feedback
High number of fails in the 24-hour final take home assessment.
Recommendation
Adopt "authentic" assessments that enable students to relate problem-based questions to their real-life experiences and to management-related issues. As well, the use of the IRAC format may be unsuitable for Engineering students who may have little or not exposure to it.
Action Taken
There were no fails. Current law in action items were added to Moodle and were used to improve student use of the IRAC structure.
Source: Internal review
Feedback
Class attendance.
Recommendation
Regular contact with campus and distance students was maintained. In Term 2 2018 there were no attendance issues and Moodle engagement levels were high. Emails and nudges through Easiconnect when appropriate were implemented. These practices will be maintained. The UC for Term 2 2018 did not compose the feedback item and the source notes and is unable to elaborate.The Term 2 2017 UC and unit reviewer can assist further. See Section 5. The form of the AUER was approved in November 2018 subject to an amendment request for Section 2 in regard to enrolments. This amendment was completed in November 2018.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Internal review
Feedback
Final assessment item.
Recommendation
Students were allowed additional time to prepare before submission of the final assessment item. This practice will be maintained.The UC for Term 2 2018 did not compose the feedback item and the source notes and is unable to elaborate.. The Term 2 2017 UC and unit reviewer can assist further. See Section 5.The form of the AUER was approved in November 2018 subject to an amendment request for Section 2 in regard to enrolments. This amendment was completed in November 2018.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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