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Industrial Law

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Alice Harrison
Academic year

Module overview

In view of Engineering Council support for the development of engineering degrees that will equip students to become professional engineers, the module follows the European Network for Engineering Accreditation guidelines to contribute to graduate awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering. The module highlights the importance of non-technical – societal, health and safety, environmental, economic and industrial - constraints and their implications for engineering practice. The module provides an overview of law relevant to students working in industry, including an introduction to legal systems, using the European influenced English Law as an example, and aspects of contract law and tort law that are used to support and regulate industry. Contract law concerned with obligations voluntarily assumed by industrial organisations, and providing the basis for advance (contract law) topics. Tort Law recognising obligations imposed on industrial organisations by law; providing remedial damages and encouraging pro-active risk management.

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