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LS1703 Law and Civics for Engineers and Architects 7.5 credits

This is a course specially designed for the two bridging programmes for architects and engineers with foreign qualifications (KUAUT & KUIUT).

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1703 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The model for Swedish administration, Swedish legislation and legal system, general property law, labour law, association law, contract law, insurance law, intellectual property and market law, interprofessional agreements. Analysis and discussion of concrete applications relevant for the student's vocational area.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the student a broad overview of the Swedish model for administration and the field of civil law, as well as insight into how one works with legislation, legal cases and other legal sources with reference to the student's own vocational branch.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the structure, function and contents of the Swedish legal system, as well as the relation between Swedish and international legislation.
  • Describe the model for Swedish administration and the division of responsibility between the national, regional and local levels.
  • Explain the differences between penal law (public law) and civil law.
  • Explain commonly occurring legal expressions and terms in one's own vocational area.
  • For one's own vocational area, apply basic and relevant parts of general property law, labour law, association law, contract law, insurance law, intellectual property and market law to legal problems.
  • Describe the aim of interprofessional agreements, and be able to apply such with reference to one's own vocational area.
  • Account for in what contexts a manager, administrator and/or project manager is expected to carry out legal tasks, and be able to assess when legal expertise is necessary.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Kurslitteratur meddelas inför kursstart.

Rekommenderad referenslitteratur och e-resurser anges i kurs-PM eller på liknande sätt.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • LEXA - Continuous assessment, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

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 LS1703

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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