ECTS - Analysis of Investment Projects

Analysis of Investment Projects (IE425) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Analysis of Investment Projects IE425 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course aims to deliver knowledge and experiences for the construction of a project taken as a case study. The course will teach the student how to analyze the projects from economical standpoint from the project risks, point of view and based on the sensitivities of the project how a strategic plan is derived for the implementation phase and operation of the project and assessment of the performances.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will acquire decision-making skills for alternative investment projects.
  • Students will be able to formulate a strategic plan for implementation of a project.
  • Students will be able to access risks and opportunities of a project.
Course Content The analysis of the current situation; problem definition; case study; forecasting the demand, development of alternatives for the project, estimation of the project investment cost and the operating cost, calculation of the working capital, comparison of project alternatives, sensitivities of the project, formulation of a strategic plan and perfor

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Information about local market-Case Study
3 Results of market survey
4 Results of market survey
5 Description of alternatives
6 Investment cost
7 Midterm I
8 Operating costs
9 Working capital
10 Comparison of possible alternatives
11 Comparison of possible alternatives
12 Midterm II Sensitivity of the prospective project
13 Sensitivity of the prospective project
14 Formulation of a strategic plan for project completion and running the industry
15 Formulation of a strategic plan for project completion and running the industry
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. -
Other Sources 2. Manual of Industrial Project Analysis, Volume I-Methodology and Case Studies, OECD-Development Centre, Paris
3. Ireson, W. Grant and Grant, Eugene. L., Handbook of Industrial Engineering and Management, Prentice-Hall.
4. Bittel, Lester R., Ramsey, Jackson Eugene., Handbook of Professional Managers, McGraw-Hill.
5. Weinberg, Gerald M., An Introduction to General System Thinking, John Wiley&Sons. Collins, Eliza G.C., Devanna, Mary Anne., The Portable MBA, John Willey&Sons.
6. John R. Canada, William G. Sullivan, John A. White, Capital Investment Analysis for Engineering and Management, Prentice-Hall.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to Industrial Engineering; an ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to model and solve engineering problems.
2 An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods.
3 An ability to design a complex system, process, tool or component to meet desired needs within realistic constraints; an ability to apply modern design.
4 An ability to develop, select and put into practice techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; an ability to use information technology effectively.
5 An ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or disciplinary research topics.
6 An ability to work individually, on teams, and/or on multidisciplinary teams.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish orally and in writing; knowledge of at least one foreign language; effective report writing and understand written reports, preparing design and production reports, making effective presentations, giving and receiving clear and understandable instruction.
8 A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology.
9 An ability to behave according to the ethical principles, an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. Information on standards used in industrial engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business applications such as project management, risk management and change management. A recognition of entrepreneurship, innovativeness. Knowledge of sustainable improvement.
11 Information on the effects of industrial engineering practices on health, environment and security in universal and societal dimensions and the information on the problems of the in the field of engineering of the era. Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 An ability to design, development, implementation and improvement of integrated systems that include human, materials, information, equipment and energy.
13 Knowlede on appropriate analytical, computational and experimental methods to provide system integration.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 10 1 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 3 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125