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Planning Strategic Feasibility Studies: An Engineers Perspective


With rapid changes in technology and increasing complexity, strong multi-disciplinary planning skills are required for today’s engineering professionals. This programme will infuse strategic planning, and market understanding in an engineer’s practice to enable one to work beyond the regular call of specialised engineering practice, and progress to working on masterplans, feasibility studies, due diligence and fatal flaw analysis for large/capital projects.  

This may extend beyond borders, regional and/or continental reach. 

Why Should an Individual Attend?

One of the key benefits of this course is that you will gain the ability to write due diligence reports, master plans and feasibility studies. The intent is to empower people in institutions to better understand such products and services and work more effectively with firms providing such services. It will enable you to enhance your industry-related skills.


At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand market requirements and identify opportunities that translate to projects.
  • Understand the project development cycle from idea formation to operations.
  • Specify strategic tools used to deliver objectives.
  • Be a part of and guide a multi-disciplinary (Feasibility) Study team.
  • Incorporate Design Thinking and other new strategic methodologies including Business Model Canvas, Empathy and Value Proposition to deliver studies.
  • Specific Skills in planning feasibility studies:
    • Plan, prepare and analyse feasibility studies.
    • Identify crucial arguments and effectively explore the various assumptions.
    • Present ideas in a simple, effective, convincing and objective manner. 
    • Build a feasibility study financial model using various tools, such as Open and Microsoft Excel.
    • Perform scenario and sensitivity analysis to improve plans and projections.
    • Analyse someone else’s feasibility study, and identify its merits and shortcomings

Program Outline


The course will cover the following topics:

  • Planning Capital Projects
  • Engineering Projects Life Cycle
  • Due Diligence / Fatal Flaw Analysis, Master Plans
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Market Research, Segmentation and Analysis
  • Understanding Basic Concepts of Finance
  • Capacity Planning.
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Systems Engineering Principles
  • Pre and Bankable Feasibility Studies
  • Capital Costs and Operational Modelling
  • Investment Appraisal Analysis
  • Multiple Scenario Options Analysis

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Technologists
  • Architects
  • Project / Construction Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors / Sub Contractors
  • Executives / Senior Management
  • Middle Management
  • Administrators / Support Staff
Dates and Times:
  • Mon 6 May 2024  08:30 to 16:30
  • Tue 7 May 2024  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Online
Venue: Virtual Classroom Training, Online
Fee: R 5 170.00 excl. VAT
R 5 945.50 incl. VAT
Validation Number/s: CESA-2199-09/2026
CPD Points: 2