2007 Final Exam

2007 Final Exam - Faculty of Applied Science University of...

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Faculty of Applied Science University of British Columbia APPLIED SCIENCE 450 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE Final Exam Questions with Answers
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APSC 450 Professional Engineering Practice 1 Final Exam Questions with Answers The Legal True/False Pile 1) With respect to engineering and product liability, the principal aim of tort law is to provide a deterrent to careless design or manufacture. F 2) In any tort action, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care, that the defendant breached the duty by acting as he did and that the defendant's breach caused damage to the plaintiff. T 3) An engineer defending a charge of negligence will be liable for only those types of damages that are reasonably foreseeable, even though the plaintiff suffered damage to a much greater degree than could be foreseen. T 4) Professional engineering associations have the right to prosecute members for violating codes of conduct or the terms of their license to practice engineering. T 5) An engineer may have a fiduciary duty to a client if the engineer can unilaterally make decisions which will have a substantial effect on the client’s business interests. T 6) Where a client has a claim against a professional in either tort or contract, the client must choose one or the other before launching a lawsuit. F 7) A professional engineer can be liable for omitting to mention something relevant in rendering an opinion. T 8) In Canada, a professional engineer owes a duty in tort but not in contract if he/she is registered with a provincial association. F 9) If a registered engineer is in a conflict of interest which results in damage to the client of the engineer, the client can apply to the provincial association of professional engineers for compensation. F 10) An engineer who works for a company and supervises the work of other engineers in the company can be vicariously liable for any damage resulting from the work of the other engineers. F 11) In the case of product liability, a manufacturer can always avoid liability by issuing a properly drafted disclaimer. F 12) In arbitration of a dispute, it is the arbitrator who decides the issues in dispute, renders a final decision and an award, if applicable. T 13) Vicarious liability of an employer for the actions of an employee is a form of strict liability in the sense that the employer is liable despite the absence of negligence or precautions taken. T 14) A registered industrial design protects the function of a device, not the outward shape or form of the device. F
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APSC 450 Professional Engineering Practice 2 Final Exam Questions with Answers 15) In cases where a product is technically complicated and requires expert knowledge for its use, the duty to warn of risks associated with use of the product may be discharged by issuing a warning to an intermediary who is able to communicate the risks to the user. T 16) Doing engineering services for free always results in unjust enrichment for the recipient of the services. F
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