Overview of the legal system. Legal principles affecting the engineering profession. Professional ethics in engineering. Intellectual property law. Basic contract and tort principles. Environmental law.
Patent, copyright, trade secret, mask work, and cyber-squatting legal and procedural principles; protection for novel software, biotech inventions, and business methods; and trademark protection for domain names.
Probability overview; statistics overview; system reliability modeling and prediction-static methods; system reliability modeling and prediction-dynamic methods; maintainability and availability; reliability optimization; and risk analysis.