BFF5333 - Project finance - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Evening)


This unit will combine a theoretical, practical and case study approach to the principles surrounding project finance incorporating: the environment surrounding approaches to project finance; the market for project finance; project characteristics; risk analysis and risk management; the role of an advisor in a project finance deal; valuing the project and project cash flow analysis; financing the deal; legal aspects of project finance and; credit risk in project finance transactions.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse the theoretical and practical aspects of project finance
  2. develop the ability to identify problems, to synthesise, analyse, and summarise quantitative and qualitative information in project finance
  3. evaluate and weigh evidence, arguments and ethics related to project finance
  4. apply specialist skills and knowledge to project finance issues and to create solutions to practitioner issues
  5. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group
  6. demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality business documents to address project finance issues.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


AFX9540 or BFF5954 or BFF5040 or BFF5925.


Must be enrolled in course 3818, 3844, 4435 or 4412 before undertaking this unit.