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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Historical perspectives on the public-private mix
    • Collaborative arrangements between the public and private sectors
    • Safeguarding public interest and delivering public value
    • Sustainable collaborative alliances and partnerships
    • Value for money
    • Collaborative governance and accountability
    • Financing of public / private collaborative projects
    • PPP good practice and viability
    • Designing effective and sustainable partnerships
    • Project management and stakeholder engagement
    • Exploring evaluation frameworks through Case Examples
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Apply coherent advanced knowledge of the changing role of the public and private sectors in delivering economic and social infrastructure using critical thinking
  2. Apply Public Private Interface fundamentals in the analysis, design and operation of models for delivery of infrastructure from the perspective of risk sharing, public interest, public value, value for money, governance, accountability, and financing
  3. Critically analyse the importance of understanding stakeholders, project management and design issues concerning collaborative practice in infrastructure provision, including holistic risk assessment and management
  4. Apply advanced knowledge of academic and policy debates regarding the sustainable public outcomes of public-private partnerships 
  5. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader within a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 - Report — Individual (30-50%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group Discussion Board Task — Individual & Group (20-30% (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Case Study — Individual & Group (30-40%) (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-LMC703

Special requirements

No special requirements

The subject provides students with the opportunity to critique the public / private interface in providing and sustaining effective national infrastructure services. Students will explore and apply concepts relating to public / private sector collaboration and policy in critiquing public private partnerships (PPPs) in their industry, organisation and region. These include: risk sharing, public interest, public value, value for money, project financing, collaborative governance, accountability and stakeholder engagement.

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