cod. 1005273

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
- Monica COCCONI
Academic discipline
Diritto amministrativo (IUS/10)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the basic knowledge related to regulatory profiles that charachterize his technical education.

Applying knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to independently recognize the various types of administrative acts, the administrative structures, powers and to know the legal consequences of his professional behaviours and action.

Making judgments
The student will be able to assess the legal impact of his professional actions, to understand then different powers his actions relate to and to choose the most functional legal and economic structure to his job.

Learning skills
Students who have attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the legal field, through the autonomous consultation of specialized texts, case laws and journals.

Communication skills
Students will be able to adopt the correct legal terms and to understand its practical outcome. Students will also be able to communicate the main contents of the course in a plain and correct way.


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Course unit content

The law, the individual and the State.

The legal system and the function of law. Legal rules and other rules. The subjects of the law.

Distinction between interests, rights, powers and obligations. The rule of law and the constitutional state. The principle of separation of powers.

The legal framework of the Republic.

The Italian Constitution. The European Union legal system. Political and institutional pluralism. The sources of law in force in Italy, their effectiveness and how they can be found. Parliament, the regional councils and the legislative function. The power of government and administration. The judiciary and its function.

The Constitutional Court. The judicial power: the ordinary courts and administrative jurisdiction. The administrative coutrs: the regional administrative courts and the Council of State. The Court of Auditors. The European Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

The organization of the political and administrative system.

The public administration. The powers and attributes of offices and organs. The distinction between public and private entities. The ministries. Public bodies. The state-owned companies. Independent authorities. The staff. Employees and the current framework of public management. The public and private property.

The administrative activity.

Activities of public law and private law activities. Principles. Functions and public services. The activities of state-owned enterprises. Public regulation of the markets. Discretionary activities and bound activities. The process, participation and the right of access.

The unilateral administrative measure. The main types of acts. The silence of the administration and its relevance. The certified signaling of start of operations. The conference of services. The agreements between the administrations and between the latter and private entities.

Defects and remedies.

Completion, effectiveness and validity of administrative acts. The validity and contents defects. The traditional categories on the vices of acts: violation of the law, incompetence and abuse of power. The remedies against faulty administrative acts. The administrative appeals and judicial protection

The activity of private law.

The contractual activity of public administrations. Public procurement. The concessions for works, goods and public services. The urban negotiated. The public procedures (open, restricted, negotiated). The competitive dialogue. The project financing.


The civil and the liability for lawful acts. The civil liability of public administration. The tort.

The liability of officials and civil servants in the criminal, civil and administrative-accounting system. Other forms of liability: the disciplinary liability and the management.

The main types of company.

Full programme

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B. G. Mattarella, Lezioni di diritto amministrativo, Giappichelli, Torino, 2018

The following readings are recommended :

G. Capaldo, Norme giuridiche e organizzazione della gestione: implicazioni per la formazione degli ingegneri gestionali;

F. Casetta, A. Guardiano, Ingegneria e diritto: un binomio imprescindibile,
in M. Spasiano e altri, Fondamenti di diritto per l'architettura e l'ingegneria civile, p. 319 e p. 325.

Teaching methods

The course aims to illustrate the main regulatory and civil profiles that affect the profession of management engineer. Therefore, during the lessons the following teaching methods will be used:
Frontal lesson; case study; in-depth seminars.
From the beginning of the course on the elly.unipr platform, there will be presentations of the slides supporting the lectures and of the in-depth material.

Assessment methods and criteria

The learning outcomes will be periodically monitored through the administration of intermediate tests and the holding of interactive seminars. The final exam will take place in oral form, for the purpose of the attribution of the vote, expressed in thirtieths. The praise is assigned in the case of excellent mastery of both the contents and the technical vocabulary.
The test vote is communicated immediately at the end of the test itself. The student has the right not to accept the assigned grade. Please note that registration on the date chosen for the exam is mandatory for the oral examination.

Other information

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