INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING - 2020/1
Module code: ENGM263
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This module is aimed at familiarising students with the concept of the economics of infrastructure. It introduces the background behind investment and funding required for the financial planning of infrastructure and discusses the various forms of funding available for infrastructure (public, private and combined), including their merits and limitations. Financing models for different infrastructure sectors are described. Different types of risks associated with infrastructure investments are reviewed and their assessment and prioritisation within changing economic climates is studied.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
IMAM Boulent (Civl Env Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: K421
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module content includes the following topics:
- Overview & Introduction
Infrastructure project types, History of infrastructure project finance, Risk identification & analysis, Banks & risk, Risk mitigation and valuation methods, Terminology and definitions in infrastructure finance
- Funding Structures
Equity and debt, Government guarantee and Corporate guarantee structures, Project finance structure, Public private partnerships (PPP), Privatised public service utilities, Availability payments
- Sources of Funds
Private equity, Pension and life insurance funds, Sovereign wealth funds, Cash-flow models and analysis, Development bank loans, Export and buyer credits, Bonds, Leasing, Mezzazine capital, Measures and indicators used by investors
- Public vs Private Finance
Public private partnerships (PPP), Public sector comparator (PSC), Risk identification and allocation (PSC vs PPP), The EU bid process for PPP concessions, Project agreements, Key clauses and features, Sales contracts, Loan agreements
- Case studies
Financing models on different infrastructure sectors including transport, energy, waste and water, municipal
This module is within core subject of Construction Management.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||ECONOMIC APPRAISAL OF AN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT||25|
|Examination||2 HOUR EXAM||75|
The assessment strategy is centred on two units of assessment:
- The end-of-semester examination provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to propose different financing models for infrastructure projects considering different sources of funding and types of risks (Learning outcomes 001, 002 and 004).
- The coursework tests the ability of the students to appreciate economic, environmental and social constraints and risks towards prioritisation of infrastructure projects and propose cash flow models for economic analysis (Learning outcome 002, 003, 004 and 005).
Where appropriate, feedback will be given during the discussions in lectures and online through SurreyLearn for the self-study questions that will be uploaded. Students will receive written feedback on the coursework report.
- review the sources of funding and the financing models available for infrastructure planning and development
- explain the parameters that are directing prioritisation of infrastructure investments
- demonstrate how to develop various options for infrastructural goals with a view to determine the optimum through the use of cash flow analysis.
- review the potential risks associated with investments in infrastructure
|001||Propose funding structures for different infrastructure sectors||KCPT||SM6M, EL5M, P5|
|002||Assess financial constraints in the context of economic, social and environmental pressures||KCPT||D1, EL5M|
|003||Undertake financial and economic appraisals of infrastructure projects||KCPT||SM6M, D1, EL5M, EL6M, P8|
|004||Assess the risks associated with infrastructure investments and propose mitigation actions||KCPT||D1, EL6M, EL7M, P8|
|005||Write reports that are well organised and effectively communicate all key information||T||D6|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The module is delivered principally by lectures and discussion of case studies, which may include guest speakers from industry.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Bridge Engineering MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Structural Engineering MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Civil Engineering MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Civil Engineering MEng||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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