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Commercial Transactions Law


NQF credits: 36 at HEQSF level 8

Final Level, whole year course, six small group teaching sessions and 72 lectures. Refer to the Final Level Year Plan distributed at registration for details regarding the small group teaching dates.

Course co-ordinator(s):
Dr A Hutchison

Entrance requirements:
All Preliminary and Intermediate Level courses to have been completed.

Course outline:

The course covers principles of the law of agency, sale, lease, consumer protection, credit agreements, negotiable instruments, insurance, secured transactions and insolvency.

DP requirements:


One compulsory class test in June (1 hour) 20%

One optional oral presentation 10%

One optional written assignment 20%

November Examination (3 hour) - 50% or 60% or 70% or 80%

General Notes:

  • Students who do not write the compulsory class test in June through illness will, on production of satisfactory medical certificate, be granted an oral aegrotat test scheduled in the second week of the second semester at a time to be arranged with the course co-ordinator. There will be no exemptions from the June test.
  • The material tested in June will not be examined directly in the final examination but students will be expected to be familiar with that material for the final examination.
  • If a student elects to do one or more of the year mark options, the proportion of that student's examination mark to the overall final mark for the course will be adjusted accordingly.


Refer to the course outline distributed at the beginning of the year for further details