Civil and Commercial Law, 4 credits (TEIE77)

Affärsrätt M, 4 hp

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Jan-Åke Sandell

Director of studies or equivalent

Christina Nordin
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering (Embedded Systems) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping v
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering (Software Engineering) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping v
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering (Embedded Systems) 6 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Energy-Environment-Management
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic course in industrial economics.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to impart knowledge of the general legal system which daily faces a person in a managerial position in his contacts with his clients, customers and employees. After completion of this course students should be able to solve simple legal matters within the areas covered, be able to judge when to seek judicial expertise as well as follow and understand more complicated legal reasoning.

Course content

1 Law and the Legal System: Nature and classification of the legal system. The court system. Founding and publication of laws. 2 Property Law a) Contract Law: Entering into a contract, invalid contracts, modification and exclusion of unjustifiable terms and conditions, powers of attorney, standard contracts. b) Buyers Rights: Parties' obligations, breach of contract, hire-purchase, consumer purchasing, door-to-door sales. c) Buying on Credit: Different types of indebtness (promissory notes, cheques, bills of exchange), different forms of security, statute of limitations, debt collection. d) Law of Association: Different types of company. Private companies. Trading companies: Establishment, organisation, owner's responsibility. Economic associations. Joint-stock companies: Establishment, changes in and payment of share capital, protection of share capital, organisation, the company's rights and obligations, annual accounts and dissolution of the company. e) Labour Law: Various parties in the labour market, negotiation and union rights, right of participation decision making, collective contracts, industrial action, mediating, the individual employment contract, job security agreements and holiday rights. f) Non-material Rights: Copyright, patenting rights, design rights, trademark rights and business rights. 3 Market Rights and Company secrets. 4 Employers' penalties.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures are based on course literature. Large seminars provide training in how to find out which the applicable laws are and how to identify legal matters in a complex society.


TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Christina Nordin


Jan-Åke Sandell

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 32 h
Recommended self-study hours: 75 h

Course literature

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TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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