Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Construction Law

CSM80003  12.5 Credit Points
One Semester or equivalent
Contact hours
48 Hours


PG Civil/Construction/Risk: Nil.
UG Civil/Engineering: 250 credit points


Unit information in detail

– Aims, unit learning outcomes and content.


The aim of this unit is to introduce the fundamental aspects of the law related to construction and infrastructure management projects.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Appreciate fundamentals of legal processes related to construction management
  2. Identify and analyse legal risks related to construction process and project management aspects in construction industry
  3. Identify and apply suitable alternate dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes in project based settings
  4. Negotiate contracts for a diverse range of construction projects


The unit is divided into eight modules, comprising:

  • Introduction to the Legal System
  • Torts Law
  • Legal Structures in the Construction Industry
  • Contract Law
  • Insurance and Bankruptcy
  • Novation
  • Mediation
  • Tenders