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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE5003M Funding for Projects

15 creditsClass Size: 41

Module manager: Professor N J Smith

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is mutually exclusive with

CIVE5231MFunding for Projects

This module is not approved as an Elective


The main objective of the module is to introduce the concepts and processes behind the funding of projects, particularly major transport infrastructure projects, from both public and private sectors;

To introduce aspects of the source of funding, the funding options and the use of Financial Instruments.

Learning outcomes
i) An appreciation of the sources and types of infrastructure funding from both private and public sectors;

ii) understanding of the funding issues relating in particular to transport infrastructure;

iii) an awareness of the range of Public-Private-Partnership Concession Projects and the importance of the Concession Agreement;

iv) the ability to understand the use of Financial Instruments;

v) an introduction to the nature of re-negotiation, re-financing and re-structuring during a concession.

Skills outcomes
- Research skills
- Team working
- Time management
- Use of knowledge


- Basic structures of financing Infrastructure projects;
- Public-Private-Partnership Concessions;
- Equity and Debt;
- Financial packages;
- In-class Exercise;
- Investment Risk and Private Finance;
- Renegotiation.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours116.50
Total Contact hours33.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written Work5,500 word paper100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/04/2017


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