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Project Finance and Procurement


A robust understanding of finance and procurement is vital to successful project delivery. This subject examines financing and procurement management of projects, with particular emphasis on the initiation phase, using a range of international case studies drawn from both public and private sectors. The financing component includes the design, structuring, costing, sourcing and management of project finance, credit risk analysis, the cost of capital, principles of financial accounting, capital structure, markets and securitisation. The procurement component includes different types of contractual arrangements, responsibilities and appropriate organisational structures, solicitation planning, governance, the process of feasibility analysis, bid design and selection criteria, setting of a project budget and cost baseline, and implications for contract administration and contract close-out. Together, finance and procurement management ensure the ‘right project’ is selected and that client/sponsor satisfaction and value for money are ultimately delivered.

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design
    Subject code: SSUD71-111
    Subject title: SSUD71-111: Project Finance and Procurement
    Subject level: Postgraduate
    Semester/Year: January 2018
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable:
    Delivery mode: Intensive
    Workload items:
    • Seminar: x2 () - Seminar 1
    • Seminar: x2 () - Seminar 2
    • Seminar: x2 () - Seminar 3
    Attendance and learning activities:
  • Prescribed resources:


    • Cartlidge, D. (2004). Procurement of built assets. n/a, Elsevier
    • Esty, B. (2004). Modern project finance: a casebook. n/a, John Wiley & Sons
    • Fight, A. (2005). Introduction to project finance. n/a, Elsevier
    • Harvard, T. (2014). Financial feasibility studies for property developers: theory and practice. n/a, Routledge
    • Tan, W. (2007). Principles of project and infrastructure finance. n/a, Taylor & Francis
    • Walker, D.H.T. and Lloyd-Walker, B.M. (2015). Collaborative project procurement arrangements. n/a, Project Management Institute
    • Yescombe, E.R. (2002). Principles of project finance. n/a, Elsevier


    • Accounting fundamentals.
    • Finance fundamentals.
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Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code: SSUD71-111
Subject title: SSUD71-111: Project Finance and Procurement
Subject level: Postgraduate
Semester/Year: January 2018
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:

  1. Show competency in project cost and procurement management
  2. Examine capital budgeting techniques and decision-making
  3. Develop a financing plan for managing project cash flow requirements
  4. Explore case studies highlighting different project scenarios
  5. Design a procurement solution including feasibility study and budget
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Activity Class tutorial 10.00% Week 5 1,2
    Written Report Assignment 1 50.00% Week 8 1,3
    Discussion Case studies 10.00% Week 10 1,5
    Written Report Assignment 2 30.00% Week 12 1,4
  • Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
Activity Class tutorial 10.00% Week 5 1,2
Written Report Assignment 1 50.00% Week 8 1,3
Discussion Case studies 10.00% Week 10 1,5
Written Report Assignment 2 30.00% Week 12 1,4

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Submission procedures

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Policy on late submission and extensions

Late submissions without evidence of illness or misadventure are limited to 50%. Extensions of time are normally limited to 2 weeks. Thereafter zero marks shall apply.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

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Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

The focus of this subject is on project cost management, project procurement management and project initiation. It primarily addresses Program Learning Outcome #2: advise on effective implementation strategies to ensure value for money to the client/sponsor and how to meet agreed key performance indicators for project success.

Subject curriculum