Core Module Information
Module title: Law and Administration: Property and Construction

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11106
Module leader: Kenneth Leitch
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Introduction to law and legal concepts; jurisdiction; The principles of contract law and law of negligence; Principles of property law and the law of leases; Law of health and safety relating to the construction sector; Methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and international commercial arbitration; Forms of contract used in the construction and property maintenance sectors; Choice of procurement strategy and selection of appropriate contract types.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module the student will be able to:-
LO1. identify and apply the basic legal principles underlying the real estate and construction sectors.
LO2. advise on and evaluate possible solutions to current legal real estate and sector issues.
LO3.evaluate tendering procedures and contract arrangements
LO4.implement and resolve issues in construction and facilities provision.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kenneth Leitch
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There will normally be a lecture of around 2 hours followed by 1 hour of tutorial or discussion.
The purpose of the lecture is to introduce or develop a legal topic or principle and for students to consider the issues. Tutorials allow students to explore aspects of the topic in greater depth, and to apply their understanding and interpretation to resolve issues under discussion.
Students are encouraged to read outside the provided material referring to current, student appropriate, legal textbooks and websites.

Formative Assessment:
Students engage in a number of activities which generate feedback on their progress. These include: informal class tests and quizzes at the end of teaching of distinct topics within the syllabus and engagement in informal group discussions on the topics covered.

Summative Assessment:
Comprises two courseworks, each of which will require the students to engage in research and analysis of issues of current concern aligned to the learning outcomes and to be able to demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the issues involved.

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
Essay 50 1,2 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Essay 50 3,4 11 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Law and Administration: Property and Construction