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Unit of Study

Infrastructure Financing
UoS Code ITLS6501
Credit points 6
Offered Winter School
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 9 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops.
Assessment 2x individual assignments (50%), group assignment (25%), final exam (25%)
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 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.