2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Corequisites||(ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) or QBUS5002|
|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.|