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Project Appraisal

Code: EIC0044     Acronym: APIN

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Quantitative Methods and Management

Instance: 2018/2019 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEIC 16 Syllabus since 2009/2010 5 - 6 42 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Maria Dulce Soares Lopes

Teaching - Hours

Recitations: 3,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Recitations Totals 1 3,00
Maria Dulce Soares Lopes 1,50
Marta Maria Campos Ferreira 1,50
Mais informaçõesLast updated on 2018-09-06.

Fields changed: Components of Evaluation and Contact Hours, Fórmula de cálculo da classificação final

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


This course unit aims to provide students with knowledge of basic methodologies for the analysis of the financial and economic feasibility of  real investment projects. 

Learning outcomes and competences

After the completion of the course unit, students should be capable of making and justifying  real investments decisions   and designing  and analyzing a business plan .

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

Basic concepts of Accounting.


I – Introduction 1- An overview on project analysis;2- Business plan.  II- Project elaboration and evaluation 3- Feasibility studies. 4- The documents of an economic and financial study; investment plan; operational plan; financial plan. III- Economic and financial evaluation of a project 5- Cash flow (CF) analysis; concept of projects’ cash flow; basic principles of measuring and estimating cash flows; investment and operational cash flows; cash flow estimation in a situation of inflation. 6- Decision criteria: net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), profitability index, and macroeconomic indicators. 7- Project cost of capital; how to estimate the cost of financing sources  III- Risk and investment decisions 8- Empirical methods in risk management; simulation methods - sensitivity analysis, alternative scenarios, breakeven point analysis; Monte Carlo simulation; decision trees; capital asset pricing model (CAPM) .

Mandatory literature

Maria Dulce Soares Lopes; Elaboração e análise de projetos de investimento. ISBN: 978-972-752-134-0
Shapiro, Alan C.; Capital budgeting and investment analysis. ISBN: 0-13-066090-6

Teaching methods and learning activities

The theoretical part of this course is supported by theoretical type lectures. Theoretical lectures are complemented with case analysis and practical classes, to which experience in the analysis of investments from the team work will be made part.


Social sciences > Economics > Management studies > Financial management

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 20,00
Exame 50,00
Trabalho escrito 30,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de projeto 60,00
Estudo autónomo 66,00
Frequência das aulas 36,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

General rules of evaluation  are applicable.

Calculation formula of final grade

 MAX (Business Plan/ Final Exam (50:50); 100% Exam)

(Final exam has  a minimum mark of 7(out of 20) 

Examinations or Special Assignments

Group Assignment- Business Plan -Groups of 6students to be defined at the beginning of the semester -2  interim reports have to be written and a final report at the end - Each group will present its work  (oral presentation) to class and  make a critical analysis of another´s  group work.


Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Final exam (100%) on specific dates for these students.

(If final grade >18 there will be  an extra  exam  or final grade=18)

Classification improvement

Final Exam (100%), loosing the grade of group assigment.

(If final grade >18 there will be  an extra  exam  or final grade=18)


Examination with the possibility of consulting ONE  of the books mentioned in the bibliography.
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