CET815 Project Financing- Introduction to corporate finance and project finance, financial ratios and statements

Course Provider

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)



Academic Unit



The objective is to equip engineering managers to confidently read and develop insights from financial statements (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statements) to better communicate with key stakeholders their engineering decisions on project financial impact.

This course is part of:

Graduate Certificate in Construction Management
FlexiMasters in Construction Management

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Course Availability

  • Date(s): 16 Aug 2024 to 20 Sep 2024

    Time: Friday, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Venue: NTU Main Campus

    Registration Closing Date: 18 Jul 2024

At the end of the course, learner will be able to:

1. read and interpret annual report of companies;

2. develop an opinion for the venture’s profitability, activities and solvency;

3. compare ventures across countries and industries;

4. identify how engineering decisions affect financial performance of venture and;

5. improve their communications of engineering decisions with financial flare.

Debt and equity financing carry different risk and reward characteristics to the venture.  They are best understood when we consider financial accounting and examine the impact of debt financing and equity financing on financial health of a project.  Financial ratios analysis including market-related ratios and common-sized statements serve to bring greater insights to differences in project financial performance.  We will consider how different management strategies particularly leverage affect the risk and solvency assessment for projects of different asset sizes, financial structures and operational models. The syllabus will conclude with an emphasis in off-balance sheet qualitative assessment and public relations that engineering managers can glean from a Harvard case study of a notable build-operate-transfer toll road in Australia. 

Working professionals who wish to develop skills that can be used in the Construction industry to aid in project management and other construction activities.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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Dr Robert Tiong

Dr Robert Tiong

Dr Tiong is an Associate Professor in School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, as well as Deputy Director of Centre for Infrastructure Systems at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Program Director of the MSc Programme in International Construction Management since its inception in 1991.

Dr Tiong graduated in 1981 from University of Glasgow with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering, with specialisation in management. He obtained his M.Eng on Construction Engineering & Management, from University of California, Berkeley in 1987 and his PhD in 1994 from NTU. His research and consulting interests focus on integrated risk analysis and economics, financing, management, and project procurement for infrastructure projects. More recently, he has focussed on catastrophe risk management, alternative risk transfer and financing for natural hazards and catastrophes such as floods and earthquakes.

He has published extensively including a monograph on “The Structuring of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Projects”, a research report on “Evaluation of risks in BOT projects”, and a book chapter on “Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Projects: An Asian Dimension”. He was also a reviewer for the UNIDO Guidelines for the Development, Negotiation, and Contracting of BOT Projects.

He has worked with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on risk analysis and management of infrastructure projects. Recently, he has been involved in the study of Clean Energy Development and Carbon Credit Finance for hydro-power projects in developing countries such as Vietnam.

COURSE TITLEACADEMIC UNITMapping of Master’s Courses
CET809 Construction Management- Principles, planning and practices 1CV6212 Construction Management
CET810 Construction Management- Costing, estimating and tendering1
CET811 Construction Management- Digital and technological applications, case studies1
CET812 Construction Technology- Structural systems; Retaining structures and basement construction methodology and sequence1CV6213 Construction Technology
CET813 Construction Technology- Construction of highrise building and bridges; Structural appraisal and repair process 1
CET814 Construction Technology- Recent advances in construction industry construction productivity; Workplace safety and health1
CET815 Project Financing- Introduction to corporate finance and project finance, financial ratios and statements1CV6214 Project Financing
CET816 Project Financing- Project finance and public private partnership of infrastructure projects 1
CET817 Project Financing- Financial model, risk management and case studies of PPP projects 1
CET818 International Construction & Marketing- Overview of local and global construction industry, fundamental analysis 1CV6215 International Construction & Marketing
CET819 International International Construction & Marketing- Strategic marketing, alliances and partnership for international construction 1
CET820 International Construction & Marketing-Opportunities and challenges  of construction markets and strategies 1
CET821 Information Technology in Construction- ICT ad BIM for construction 1CV6217 Information Technology in Construction
CET822 Information Technology in Construction- BIM tools for architects and engineers1
CET823 Information Technology in Construction- BIM and Lean construction and  IDD 1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Construction Management (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Construction Management (total 15AUs).
  • SkillsFuture Credit approved.