Course Details

Public Structural Investments

Academic Year 2024/25

NVA070 course is part of 2 study plans

NPC-ARS / ARA Winter Semester 2nd year

NPC-ARS / ARP Winter Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Public and private sector (Pareto’s optimum, view of the efficiency)

2. Economic terms used in public projects (benefit, incomes, revenues, costs, expenditures, efficiency)

3. Basic methods of economic evaluation of public projects

4.–5. Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)

6. Time value of money, indexes of economic efficiency (NPV, IRR, FRR, ERR, B/C, …)

7. Risks and uncertainties (inflation expecting, states of the world)

8. Analysis of the sensitivity and probability

9. Financial resources for the public financing (domestic – public budgets, foreign – funding foreign resources, institutions)

10. Public orders submission – Act on Public Contracts

11.–12. Public business competition 13. Public orders evaluation. Choice of the best order (supply price, economic suitability)


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Assessment of the cost-effectiveness of projects.

2. SWOT analysis - Case Study.

3. Analysis of problems and solutions.

4. Logical Framework - Case study. Determination of connection hypotheses. Entering the project.

5. Individual project work - Logical Framework.

6. Presentation of results.

7. Cost methods of project evaluation - Case Study.

8. CBA analysis. Cost-effectiveness of the project. Individual work.

9. CBA analysis. The economic efficiency of the project. Individual work.

10. – 11. CBA analysis. The sensitivity analysis. Individual work.

12. Presentation of results.

13. Credit.