|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to course entry requirements.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to understand the basic principles of Scots Law and procurement within the built environment and to assess administrative and legal principles and proceedures in a built environment context.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The module will focus upon Scots Law in relation to the law of contract and reparation. An analysis of specific contractual terms, trends and developments will be studied as will issues of construction contract administration.
The selection and use of procurement systems will be explored as will relevant contract forms and associated documentation.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This module is delivered via two modes, one with attendance for full time and the other distance learning via the University Virtual Campus (VC) for Distance Learning students.
For full time students this is predominantly a lecture based module supplemented with tutorials/seminars and or workshops. A substantial part of the module is devoted to student centred learning in the form of directed reading of legal journals, core texts and resource material.
For distance learning students this is a student centred learning experience in the form of participation in VC collaboration/discussion tools focusing on directed reading of legal journals, core texts and resource material.
Component 1: This assessment will be via an examination
This module is intended to give students an introduction to the fundamentals of law and procurement studies in a built environment context, a topic which supports almost all of the other course modules. The entrance requirements to this course identify that the students already posses analytical, analysis and critical skills and it is not intended to test these here where the focus is upon the acquisition and understanding of law and procurement studies basics.