Project Investment Analysis

Unit code: EPM5750 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park


The unit will develop skills and techniques to assess and manage project feasibility in general and its financial viability in particular. The associated role and objectives of project managers and developers will be investigated. Market analysis and sound financial decision making techniques will be addressed. Other topics covered include investigating financial viability of projects, valuation techniques, investment analysis and dealing with uncertainty, and developing criteria to underpin financial decision making processes.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Contextualise project development processes to assess feasibility of projects;
  2. Critically review the role and objectives of developers and project managers in various project management scenarios;
  3. Evaluate the potential of a project based on an investment analysis to assess the financial viability of a project; and
  4. Conceptually map decision-making models which incorporate various tools and techniques and recommend their potential applications.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Project
Grade: 40%
Group Project (including 2.5% early assessment in week 2)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 20%
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 40%
Test (open book, 2 hours)

Required reading

Further reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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