280.149 Contract and liability law for engineers
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to solve simple legal questions in relateion to business law context situations and to make a first assessment of legal framework govering corporate law constructions.

Students acquire applied basic knowledge of Civil Law, understand legal implications of essential provisions as well as the ability to assess legal consequences. This allows them to independently identify and solve problems of Civil Law with regard to contract conclusion and settlement.

After completing the course, students will be able to

  • reproduce the principles of General Civil Law
  • judge the conclusion of a contract
  • judge when General Terms and Conditions apply or when they do not apply
  • apply the possibilities of legal representation
  • know the process of acquiring property and to distinguish between the various real guarantees
  • name general contestability possibilities of contracts and to estimate consequences as well as interpret consequences
  • describe problems in the fulfillment of the contract and deduce consequences (delay and warranty)
  • differentiate contract types and design contracts.

Subject of course

  • introduction to law: purpose of law; Structure of the Austrian legal system; areas of Law; application of the law; declaration of intent; Contract, obligation; capacity
  • conclusion of contracts
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • contracting by a third party (substitution)
  • transfer of movable property and bona fide acquisition (property law)
  • effectiveness barriers for declarations of intent and contracts (overview)
  • performance disruptions: impossibility, default of debtor; Creditors delay; warranty
  • unjust enrichment (overview)
  • liability issues (damages, expert liability, etc)
  • collateral (overview)
  • contract types and contract design (overview)

Teaching methods

In the lecture, the learning content will first be presented by the lecturer and discussed with the students. Based on cases, the mediated contents are applied in individual or group work to concrete life situations. This serves the repetition and deepening of the material, the practice of structured representation of legal problems as well as the linking of different problem areas.

Mode of examination


Additional information


1. Only those students who were registered for this VO in WS 2019 in TISS will be admitted to the exam!

2. For the registered students, compulsory attendance is mandatory in the first lecture. Presence is checked in the order of TISS applications. Absentee students are deregistered and students on the waiting list are admitted in the order of registration. The students being on the waiting list can not participate in the course.



Consultation hours: by appointment by e-mail






Course dates

Tue17:00 - 20:0005.11.2019 - 26.11.2019EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL Einheit 1 - 6
Wed17:00 - 20:0006.11.2019HS 18 Czuber - UIW Einheit 2
Fri17:00 - 20:0006.12.2019HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky BI Einheit 6
Contract and liability law for engineers - Single appointments
Tue05.11.201917:00 - 20:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL Einheit 1 - 6
Wed06.11.201917:00 - 20:00HS 18 Czuber - UIW Einheit 2
Tue12.11.201917:00 - 20:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL Einheit 1 - 6
Tue19.11.201917:00 - 20:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL Einheit 1 - 6
Tue26.11.201917:00 - 20:00EI 3 Sahulka HS - RPL Einheit 1 - 6
Fri06.12.201917:00 - 20:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky BI Einheit 6
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Wir möchten Sie hiermit auf eine sehr wichtige Änderung in den Studienrechtlichen Bestimmung der TU aufmerksam machen die seit dem 05.02.2014 gelten:

Abmeldung von Prüfungen

§ 18a. (1) Die Studierenden sind berechtigt, sich bis spätestens zwei Arbeitstage vor dem Prüfungstag mündlich, schriftlich oder elektronisch bei der Prüferin/beim Prüfer oder bei der Studiendekanin/beim Studiendekan von der Prüfung abzumelden.

(2) Erscheinen Studierende nicht zu einer Prüfung, ohne sich gemäß Abs. 1 abgemeldet zu haben, so ist die Studiendekanin/der Studiendekan auf Vorschlag der Prüferin/des Prüfers berechtigt, diese Studierenden für einen Zeitraum von acht Wochen von der Anmeldung zu dieser Prüfung auszuschließen. Diese ordnungsrechtliche Frist beginnt mit dem Prüfungstag, an dem die/der Studierende trotz aufrechter Anmeldung ohne vorherige Abmeldung nicht erschienen ist. Die betroffenen Studierenden sind von der Sperre auf geeignete Weise zu informieren.

(3) Kann die/der Studierende nachweisen, dass sie/er durch einen triftigen Grund (zB. Unfall) oder einen anderen besonders berücksichtigungswürdigen Grund an einer rechtzeitigen Abmeldung gemäß Abs. 1 gehindert gewesen ist, ist die Sperre aufzuheben



Wichtig: Zur Prüfung dieser VO werden ausschließlich jene Studierenden zugelassen, die zu dieser VO im WS 2019 in TISS gültig angemeldet waren!

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.10.2019 00:01 04.11.2019 23:59 04.11.2019 23:59


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