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.
|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.|
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||30%|
|3. Written Assessment||60%|
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%).
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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.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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|3 - Written Assessment||•||•|
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|5 - Self-management||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Leadership||•|
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