Project Finance

Subject FNCE90048 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester


This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Finance, Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, the Master of Finance, and for students in the Master of Management who have completed FNCE90018 Corporate Financial Policy and FNCE90056 Investment Management.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Definitions and examples of project financing; analysis of the risks and potential returns associated with major projects; participants involved in projects financing deals - financing techniques used in project finance; case studies of specific project financing.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of project financing in a corporate environment;
  • Explain how tools and techniques utilised in project financing can add value to the firm;
  • Compare and contrast project financing arrangements;
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of project financial arrangements;
  • Analyse the risks involved in project financing;
  • Critically evaluate the techniques used to manage the risks associated with project financing arrangements;
  • Describe practical problems of project financing using specific examples.

Semester 1 Assessment

  • 4000 word assignment or equivalent, due in Weeks 8 to 10 (40%)
  • 3-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)

August Assessment

  • A 3000 word assignment, due in the last two weeks of the teaching period (30%)
  • Three-hour final examination* (60%)
  • Class participation (10%)

*It is a hurdle requirement that students pass the final examination to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Finance
Master of Finance
Master of Management (Finance)
Master of Management (Finance)

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