Construction Law & Contract Administration

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Construction Law & Contract Administration
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Course Code DPDEG-CLCA-1P09
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Dublin Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters P.Grad.Dip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake September 2019
Application Date Closing Date 31st March 2019
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Duration 1 year part-time.
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April) with some lectures and workshop sessions scheduled for Friday afternoons.
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Entry Requirements

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A Level 8 honours degree in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification (B.Sc. Surveying will be considered if the candidate is working in an engineering environment).

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Course Content

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This one-year postgraduate course is designed to enable civil engineers and other suitable qualified professionals, such as architects and quantity surveyors and lawyers, to acquire a knowledge of construction law. The diploma is ...

Subjects Taught Course Content:
1. Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods; the Irish litigation process; the law of evidence
2. The Law of Tort; The Law of Contract
3. Contracts in construction - procurement methods, engineering and building contracts, tenders, claims, insurance, subcontracts; case law; public procurement; contracts for other professions.
4. Risk and insurance; sureties; statutory duties; professional relationships, duties and liabilities
5. Methods of dispute resolution
Assessment Method Two three-hour examinations are held on two Saturdays in April/May. Each of these constitutes one third of the overall assessment. Coursework, which is done throughout the year, accounts for the remaining one third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each examination paper and each coursework assignment.
Further Enquiries Course Director(s): Dr Niamh Harty
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Course Tel(s): +353-1-896 1302
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