Core Module Information
Module title: Construction and Property Law (GA)

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV07402
Module leader: Jeremy Strang
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Scots Law and the Scottish Legal System
Fundamentals of the Common Law; Law of Contract and Delict/Reparation including
professional negligence Aspects of Business Law including business formats and insolvency
Employment Law in the construction and property sector
Contractual arrangements for property transactions
Governance including professional ethics and dispute resolution
Introduction to workplace health and safety law

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the structure, institutions and principle sources of law in the Scottish Legal System;
LO2: understand and apply knowledge of property and construction business law
LO3: understand and apply a knowledge of the law relating to property acquisition and disposal
LO4: understand and advise on conflict avoidance and dispute resolution procedures
LO5: identify and explain the choices available in establishing a business and its legal implications for the participants and their exposure to risk;

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jeremy Strang
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture/seminar of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial/seminar period and group work learning, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching and group work learning delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

Lecture, tutorials and semonars will introduce and develop a legal topic or principle with an opportunity for students to consider the issues through the use of cases and examples.

Formative Assessment:
At the conclusion of teaching each legal topic, informal test questions and class quizzes will be used to help students assess their own comprehension in stages, of the material being taught.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment is by a course work, which aligns to the material and LOs covered

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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