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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Infrastructure Financing
UoS Code ITLS6501
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 or QBUS5002
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 9 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details.
Assessment Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%)
Description 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 various forms of infrastructure financing and funding in order to achieve an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each method and to appreciate when particular approaches are more or less suitable than others. Students are also introduced to the concepts of procurement strategies, tendering and contract theories.