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ITLS6501: Infrastructure Financing

Infrastructure is the backbone of every economy. Investment in infrastructure has the capacity to enhance productivity and generate growth, and has multiplier effects that are not only economic but also social and environmental. The cost of infrastructure projects, however, can be substantial and funding these projects represents a significant challenge. In this unit, students explore the distinction between infrastructure financing and funding and the challenges in raising private finance. Students are provided with an understanding of the principles of infrastructure finance and the use of special purpose vehicles and how to structure alternative financing plans. Students learn how to develop approaches to procurement and tendering and understand issues associated with the commercial and financial structuring of Public-Private Partnerships.

Code ITLS6501
Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply the theoretical concepts of project finance to make informed investment decisions
  • LO2. evaluate competing infrastructure projects based on financial performance
  • LO3. generate appropriate financing strategy for different infrastructure projects in different conditions
  • LO4. apply financial concepts such as cost of capital, gearing, cost of equity and CAPM
  • LO5. communicate in a clear manner complex ideas from multiple sources as part of a team.