Introduction to Contract Law and Obligations

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIA0103
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: a
Teacher Team: Teirfolk-Naarmala, Marika
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2009   1 autumn   3.0   2009-08-24   2009-12-19  
T-IB-2010   1 autumn   3.0   2010-08-24   2010-12-18  
T-IB-2011   1 autumn   3.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
T-IB-2012   1 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
T-IB-2013   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2014   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2015   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2016   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2017   1 spring   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The introduction to Finnish legislation will give the student a basic knowledge of the Contract Act and the Law of Obligations. The student gets acquainted with the partners in connection with contracts and understands the obligations in relation to a contract. The course will also familiarise the student with promissory notes and personal and real security.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h
- of which scheduled studies: 39 h
- of which autonomous studies: 42 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Previous knowledge is not required


The parties of a contract, procedures involved when drawing up and determinating a contract, conditions, invalidity of a contract, obligations , promissory notes and security.

Regional Impact

The student will develop her/his ability to work within the regions energisector in duties which demands knowledge in Contractual Legislation.


The student will understand the difference between national legislation and the international legislation ja the EU.

Recommended or Required Reading

- All the material in Moodle
- Legislation in force
- Heikki Toiviainen, An Introduction to Finnish law
- Aapo Surakka: Acces to Finnish Law

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, project learning, presentations and self-studies.

Assessment Criteria

5 The Student has acquired an extensive body of knowledge in knowing the basics of the Contract Law and the Law of Obligations.

3 The Student has acquired a good knowledge in knowing the basics of the Contract Law and the Law of Obligations.

1 The Student has acquired a satisfactory knowledge in knowing the basics of the Contract Law and the Law of Obligations.

Assessment Methods

Assignments and a written exam. Numerical (0-5).