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Before choosing course

This course will give engineers basic knowledge in usable areas in the Swedish legal system as well as an orientation in legal rules that are of importance for an industrial company organisation and for interaction worldwide.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus HU1905 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course starts with a general picture of constitutional law, government administration, and the country court system and an overview of different legal sources. The course will mainly treat capital, legal, and civil legislation, but also parts of the procedural law.

  • The legal system
  • Judicial concepts and terms
  • Principles for Swedish legislation
  • Common capital law – Contract Law, Commercial Law, Consumer Protection, Competition Law, and Marketing Law.
  • Law of debts and promissory notes
  • Execution, attachment, and sale
  • Law of Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Labour Law for example Employment Law, Co-determination Law, and Law of Work Environment
  • Law of Companies and Partnerships
  • Law of Torts (damage)
  • Law of Copyright
  • Patent Law

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the student will:

  • Have knowledge about the legal system structure
  • Be able to describe main outlines in the legislation process
  • Be able to explain the meaning of basic judicial concepts in the areas that will be studied
  • Have the ability to use the Statue Book to solve legal problems
  • Have the ability to identify and analyse simple civil problems
  • Have knowledge of common capital law
  • Have knowledge of various civil laws and how to apply these laws to solve juridical problems
  • Be able to analyse juridical cases

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge corresponding to the course HU1900 Economics and Organisation 5 cr.

Recommended prerequisites

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Agell, Anders & Malmström, Åke: Civilrätt, Liber
Course compendium that can be purchased from the local bookshop at STH, Campus Telge.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignments, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed written exam (TEN1; 6 cr.).
Passed report of a case from visits in court, and passed results of exposed tasks during the course (1,5 cr.)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HU1905

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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