851-0703-03L  Introduction to Law for Civil Engineering

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersG. Hertig, T. Ender, E. Rüegg
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Civil Engineering BSc, Geomatic Engineering and Planning BSc, Environmental Engineering BSc and Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MSc

Students who have attended or will attend the lecture "Introduction to Law for Architecture " (851-0703-01L) cannot register for this course unit.


851-0703-03 VGrundzüge des Rechts für Bauwissenschaft Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.2 hrs
Mon16:15-18:00HG G 5 »
G. Hertig, T. Ender, E. Rüegg

Catalogue data

AbstractThis class introduces students to basic features of the legal system. Questions of constitutional and administrative law, contract law, tort law, corporate law, as well as litigation are covered.
ObjectiveIntroduction to fundamental questions of public and private law which serves as a foundation for more advanced law classes.
Content1. Public Law
Fundamental rights, administrative decisions, procedural law, basics of police, environmental and zoning law.

2. Private law
SIA (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects) Design Engineering Services Contract, SIA-Norm 118 (SIA General Terms and Conditions for Construction Services) including unforseen ground conditions, liability of designers/civil engineers, construction insurance, property law for civil engineers, sale of land, contaminated sites, public procurement.
Lecture notesThere are 'Lecture Notes' (in German) for this course.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Civil Engineering 2014; Version 01.08.2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Geomatic Engineering and Planning 2010; Version 27.02.2018 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersG. Hertig, T. Ender, E. Rüegg
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationMultiple-choice Prüfung
Written aidsZu der Prüfung sind keine Hilfsmittel (also keine Gesetzestexte, Bücher oder ähnliches) zugelassen. Ausgenommen davon sind Wörterbücher für Studierende, deren Muttersprache nicht deutsch ist.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCivil Engineering BSc (104000)
Environmental Engineering BSc (105000)
Geomatic Engineering and Planning BSc (106000)
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MSc (129000)

Offered in

Civil Engineering BachelorFirst Year ExaminationsWInformation
Geomatic Engineering and Planning BachelorExamination Block 3WInformation
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterRecommended Electives of Master Degree ProgrammeWInformation
Environmental Engineering BachelorExamination Block 4WInformation