Project Finance

Subject FNCE90030 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour lecture per week for 6 weeks (Semester 2), 18 hours taught intensively (January).
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 60 hours per semester


This subject is only available to those students who would satisfy the entry criteria for the Master of Applied Finance.



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 project financing deals; financing techniques used in project finance; case studies of 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.
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
  • Assignments totalling not more than 2000 words (40%)
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

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