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CS31A0610 Life-Cycle Costing of Investment Projects, 6 cr 
Code CS31A0610  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Life-Cycle Costing of Investment Projects  Abbreviation Life-Cycle Cost 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Sini-Kaisu Kinnunen 
Timo Kärri 
Miia Pirttilä 

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Note  Location: Lappeenranta

Can't be included into a same degree as CS31A0603 Life-Cycle Costing of Investment Projects.

Year  M.Sc. 1-2 
Teaching Language  Finnish 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Timo Kärri

Post-Doctoral Researcher, D.Sc. (Tech.) Miia Pirttilä


After completing the course, students will be able to:

- prepare and evaluate investment proposals

- analyze requirements of sustainability during the life-cycle of projects.


Investment proposal. Investment process, life-cycle of investment project, life-cycle costs and profits, capital costs, initial investment and working capital, classification and selection of projects, uncertainty and risks. Evaluation methods introduced: net present value, internal rate of return, return on investment, payback period, benefit-cost ratio and profitability index. Additional views on timing and financing of projects, public-private partnership, life-cycle models of machine replacements, concept of real option, evaluation of projects from the perspective of sustainability.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 26 h, exercises 10 h, micro-execises 9 h, homeworks 12 h, individual tasks 64 h,
preparation for exam and exam 36 h, 1. period. Total 157 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Exam, extra points from assignments.

Course Materials 

Lecture notes (2 copies). Mott, Graham: Investment appraisal. Pitman Publishing, 1997, (196 p.). Götze U. et al: Investment appraisal - Methods and models. Springer. 2008, (341 p.)


CS31A0102 Kustannusjohtamisen peruskurssi

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  No 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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