About the course

Are you involved in the development and execution of technical projects and eager to know what it takes to fund a project successfully? Would you like to be more in touch with the latest developments in project finance and able to use these to your advantage? If so, you’re in the right place!

This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and necessary tools to create the optimum financing structure for your project and enhance its potential to attract funding.

The approach taken is both theoretically sound and practically relevant. This is achieved by using case studies to illustrate the topics, as well as assignments that give learners first-hand experience in what it takes to put together a financeable project.

At the end of the course, you’ll understand what is required to achieve successful project financing.

Those who work on infrastructure and industrial projects, especially, will need to have a good understanding of how project financing works and how project investors and lenders think and assess the risks of a project.

Projects are increasingly set up through cooperation between different groups of stakeholders such as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Project contracts are evolving to facilitate and structure such co-operations, which has in turn led to a range of novel contracts and methods of financing.

This course is a good enhancement course for learners who successfully completed the MOOC Project Management from DelftX. This course builds on the basic knowledge gained in that MOOC, but deals with the financing aspects in considerably more detail.

The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will know:

  • How to create a financing structure that will provide the best chance of successful project financing
  • The optimal allocation of the roles, risks and rewards between the various project stakeholders
  • How to create a financial risk management plan
  • How to construct the optimal legal conditions for project financing to succeed

 About the instructor

Emile Peters is a senior lecturer of Economics and Project Finance at Delft University of Technology. He has a career spanning 28 years, in which he has built up broad experience in project finance, working in many project roles and organizing the financing for many different projects.

This unique combination of roles has given Emile substantial practical experience with what is required to succeed in financing a project and what steps you can take to optimize the chance of success.

Emile’s areas of expertise are finance, investment, private equity, commercial law, tax law and financial risk management.

Duration: 5 weeks, 4-6 hours per week

Language: English

Instructor: Emile Peters

Institution: Delft University of Technology