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ENGG3854: Negotiating and Contracting (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG3854: Legal Aspects of Projects (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: Project Management
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Uddin, Shahadat
Session options: Semester 2, Summer Main
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: PMGT2821 OR (ENGG2850 AND ENGG2852).
Prohibitions: CIVL3813 OR CIVL4813.
Brief Handbook Description: All projects exist in a legal context. They are initiated through agreements leading to formal or implied contracts between clients and suppliers. They are subject to various forms of legislation, regulation and codes of conduct.

This Unit of Study prepares students to recognise the legal implications of their actions and the actions of others and to understand this in the context of project management.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Perisa, Natalie
Timetable: ENGG3854 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Workshop 2.00 1 12
2 Independent Study 6.00 1 12

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Project Delivery (Level 3)
1. Understand the basis of contract management, including traditional and contemporary theories, and its importance in common commercial dealings.
2. Demonstrate a good understanding of the intention of particular clauses when reviewing contracts and determine which clauses should be negotiated.
3. Identify contract terms that expose the project or project manager to risk.
4. Raise contract issues and negotiate terms with confidence.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Tutorial Contribution Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 4,
2 Quiz No 15.00 Week 11 1, 2, 3,
3 Assignment* No 25.00 Week 13 2, 3,
4 Final Exam* No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3,
Assessment Description: * means this assessment must be repeated or will be replaced with a different assessment if missed due to special consideration.

Tutorial contribution mark is based on contribution to tutorial discussions and negotiation practice activities.

Late submissions will incur a penalty of 10% per day for up to 7 days starting directly after the cut off time. This means 10% will be deducted even if submitted on the due day but after the cut-off time. After one week, assessments will no longer be marked receive a 0 mark.

IMPORTANT: There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction to Law
Week 2 Elements of Contracts and Intention
Week 3 Acceptance and Instantaneous Communications
Week 4 Consideration and Letters of Intent
Week 5 Different disciplines of Law
Week 6 Discussion on Procurement and Expressions of Interest
Week 7 Procurement further analysed and Invitation to Tender
Week 8 Employment Contracts and Internet Transactions
Week 9 Exclusion clauses. What to be aware of, whether a document has been signed, whether it is a notice.
Week 10 Misrepresentation in Contracts
Week 11 Discharge of Contracts (Termination)

Negligence in Project Management
Assessment Due: Quiz
Week 12 -Insurance

-Claims

-Disputes in Project Management
Week 13 Revision.
Assessment Due: Assignment*
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam*

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Biomedical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Electrical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical (Computer) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Power) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Project Management 2015
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechatronic/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) / Project Management 2015
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Project Management 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Project Management/Bachelor of Arts 2016, 2017
Bachelor of Project Management (Built Environment) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management- Built Environment Major (Table A) 2019, 2020
Bachelor of Project Management (Built Environment) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management- Construction Major (Table A) 2019, 2020
Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Software) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Software) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management- Table S Major 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project Communication (Level 3) No 0%
Project Delivery (Level 3) No 100%

These goals are selected from Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.