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Course Code: 018


A carefully prepared feasibility study is the basis of any successful project. This course outlines the principles of feasibility studies to assess and plan projects in its different stages from pre-investment to the execution, operational and the evaluation.

It includes:

  • Introduction to financial applications using Microsoft Excel.
  • Project scheduling using Microsoft Project.
  • Feasibility Studies Financial Analysis Software Package Comfar developed by Unido
  • The course instructors are experts in the field with over three decades of experience


Economist and Engineers involved in the preparation of feasibility studies


36 Hrs + 15 Hours Excel, 24 Hours Ms Project, 18 Hours Comfar

Course Contents

· Introduction

    Types of Engineering project, (Agriculture – Industrial – Real Estate – Commercial)

  • The Project cycle
  • Sudan Investment Environment and Investment Laws.
  • Marketing Studies (Current & Future Demand–Predicting Demand–Basis of Predictions).
  • Technical studies (Agricultural–Industrial - Real Estate–Commercial).

  • Site and Civil works.
  • Production processes.
  • Production requirements.
  • Man power and organizational charts.
  • Feasibility of equipment, machinery and transportation.
  • Furniture.
  • Assessment of investment and operational costs.

    Sources and nature of finance

    Financial analysis

  • Basis
  • Cash flows
  • Profit assessment methods.
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Gant
  • Critical path
  • Pert/time
  • Pert/cost
  • Risk analysis

  • Simple method.
  • Sensitivity analysis.
  • Probabilistic methods.
  • Post operations assessment (technical/administration/market/financial )

    Case studies