2018 Winter School Subject List

Infrastructure Financing (ITLS6501) - Opens 10 May 2017

Faculty: Business (Business School)
Department: Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Martin Locke - martin.locke@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Business ITLS info - business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 04 Jul 2017 
End Date: 19 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 50 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


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.


2 x individual assignments (50%), group assignment (25%), final exam (25%).


Start Date: 04 Jul 2017     End Date: 19 Jul 2017

Lectures: Tue, Wed & Fri, 14:00 - 21:00

Final Exam: Thu 20th July, 9:00 Start (2 hr exam & 10mins reading time).


Lectures: ABS Case Study Lecture Theatre 1070

Final Exam: ABS Collaborative Learning Studio 3090


Weber B. Infrastructure as an Asset Class - Investment Strategies, Project Finance and PPP Pretorius F. Project Finance for Construction and Infrastructure - Principles and Case Studies Tan W. Principles of Project and Infrastructure Finance Yescombe E.R. Public-Private Partnerships: Principles of Policy and Finance