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Intermediate Level

This course is ideal for graduates from engineering, science and other numerate subjects or for professionals with relevant work experience.

Approx. 21 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Understand major project financing and key financial indicators used in major project finance

  • Identify the key investors in major projects

  • Explore different approaches to project contracting and earn how to ensure successful project initiation

  • Understand how to assess an organisation's capabilities

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Intermediate Level

This course is ideal for graduates from engineering, science and other numerate subjects or for professionals with relevant work experience.

Approx. 21 hours to complete
English

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University of Leeds

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Financing and initiating major engineering projects

4 hours to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 20 readings, 3 quizzes
20 readings
Welcome to Financing and initiating major projects5m
Introduction10m
Research and further reading10m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Economic equivalence5m
Quiz introduction1m
What is actualisation and capitalisation?5m
Time value of money: a practical example5m
Quiz introduction1m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
What is payback time?10m
Payback time calculation10m
Net present value10m
Net present value calculation15m
Internal rate of return5m
Internal rate of return calculation10m
Quiz introduction1m
Lesson summary1m
3 practice exercises
Economic equivalence practice10m
Actualisation and capitalisation practice30m
Test your understanding30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Financing, investors and contracting

4 hours to complete
1 video (Total 8 min), 14 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
14 readings
Welcome to the week1m
Lesson overview1m
Who invests in major engineering projects?10m
Credit enhancement5m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Contracting instruments15m
Case study: Andasol solar power station15m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Critical analysis1h
Lesson overview1m
Writing your reflections30m
References2m
1 practice exercise
Developing critical analysis skills30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Project initiation and delivery models

4 hours to complete
1 video (Total 10 min), 19 readings, 2 quizzes
19 readings
Welcome to the week1m
Lesson overview1m
What is the line of sight?5m
Benefits mapping: creating a benefits map5m
Five case model5m
Case Study: The new crossing for the River Ziff15m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Execution strategy10m
Delivery models5m
The strategy spectrum5m
What is fit for purpose?5m
Socio-technical hexagon30m
Being fit for purpose checklist5m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Your research task10m
What is peer review?10m
References2m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Delivery capability and alignment

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 35 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
The Project Initiation Routemap part 25m
Interview with Dr Lorraine McDermott24m
13 readings
Welcome to the week1m
Lesson overview1m
Root causes of underperformance30m
Assessing the delivery environment and delivery capability10m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Best practice and aligning for project success5m
Case study: Crossrail15m
Quiz introduction1m
Expert interview: Dr Lorraine McDermott2m
Lesson summary1m
Writing your reflections30m
References2m
1 practice exercise
Test your understanding30m

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