2018 Winter School Subject List

Negotiating and Contracting (ENGG3854) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies
Department: Civil Engineering
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Natalie Perisa - Natalie.perisa@sydney.edu.au

(1) Ms Jessica Mullins - jessica.mullins@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 12 Jan 2017 
End Date: 21 Jan 2017 
Capacity: 40 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisite: - 

    ENGG1850 & ENGG2850 & ENGG2852


In this UOS, we draw on examples on project negotiation and contracting from “real-life” business situations and provide practical information on what to do and what not to do. Student would be exposed to the complexity involved in negotiation and contracting from initiation to formalization of final form of contract which is agreed upon and executed by all parties. Students will be taught how to understand each party’s interests and then working towards reaching a common goal. In particular, dealing with complex characters including situations will be covered. We will provide a basic understanding of commercial contracts and all their ramifications every step of the way. This UOS also explains the basics of commercial contract law, highlights how to spot potential issues before they become a problem and then how to work with a lawyer more effectively if things go wrong which is intended for corporate managers rather than lawyers. This UOS further contains coverage on forming contracts, restitution, contract interpretation, modification and dispute resolution. We also discuss remedies, performance, and third-party beneficiaries.


Assignments (50%); Final Exam (50%)


Start Date: 12 Jan 2017     End Date: 21 Jan 2017

Lectures: Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00 hrs

Final Exam: 21st Jan, 9:20 am Start (2 hrs & 10 mins reading time).


Lectures & Final Exam: Sydney Nanoscience Hub Lecture Theatre 3003