Public Administration

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Public Administration
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

Candidates for the Master of Public Administration must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, a 6 credit point work based or internship project, and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration must complete 36 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, a 6 credit point work based or internship project, and 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration must complete 24 credit points, including 12-24 credit points of core units of study and a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.


Core Unit of Study
Semester 1
GSOG6001 Policy in Practice: Delivering Value
GSOG6002 Public Sector Leadership

Semester 2
GSOG6003 Strategic Administration
GSOG6004 Managing Public Expenditure


Work-based project and internship units of study
Semester 1
GSOG6005 Work Based Project
GSOG6006 Internship Program

Semester 2
GSOG6006 Internship Program

Specialisation or Elective units of study
Masters degree candidates may choose up to three and Graduate Diploma candidates may choose up to one of the following elective units:

Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON6001 Microeconomics Analysis 1
ECON6002 Macroeconomics Aanlysis 2
ECON6016 Trade and Development
ECON6018 Environmental Economics
ECOP6016 China in the World Economy
ECOP6103 Strategic Debates on Economic Change
EDPA5001 Organisational Theory, Management & Admin.
EDPA6016 Organisations as Learning Communities
ENGL6946 Wrting in Professional Contexts A
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6123Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6135 Global Environmental Politics
GOVT6139 Research Design
GOVT6301 Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
GOVT6311 Ussues in Public Policy
GOVT6331 Public Management and Governance
GSOG6007 Research Project
HPOL5000 Introduction to Health Policy
HPOL5001 Economics and Finance for Health Policy
IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
IBUS6016 Social Entrpreneurship
IBUS6018 Business Negotiations
IBUS6019 Strategy and Emerging Markets
INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Eng
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations
INFO6007 Project Management in IT
INFS5001 Project Management
LAWS6112 Law of Tax Administration
LAWS6167 International Law II
LAWS6032 Crime Research and Policy
LAWS6048 Explaining Crime
LAWS6970 Forensic Psychology
MKTG5001 Marketing Principles
MKTG6003 Marketing Strategy
MKTG6005 Marketing Communications
PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control
PMGT5873 Project Economics and Finance
PMGT5875 Project Innovation Management
PMGT5876 Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
PMGT5877 Management of Project Organisations
PMGT5879 Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
PMGT5888 Global Project Management
PMGT5889 Intergrated Cost and Scheduling Control
PMGT5891 Project Risk Management
PMGT6869 Advanced Knowledge in Project Management
SUST5001 Introduction to Sustainability
SUST5003 Energy and Resources
SUST5006 Sustainability, Society and Change
WORK5002 People, Work and Employment
WORK5003 Management and Organisations
WORK6002 Strategic Management
WORK6017 Human Resource Strategies

Semester 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
CHSC6909 Government and Public Services in China
CISS6001 New Security Challenges
CISS6004 Health and Security
CISS6006 Statebuilding and ‘Fragile States’
CISS6008 Population and Security
CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON6001 Microeconomics Analysis 1
ECON6002 Macroeconomics Aanlysis 2
EDPA6018 Social Policy Process
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society
GOVT6319 Governance and Public Policy Making
GOVT6331 Public Management and Governance
GSOG6007 Research Project
HPOL5003 Analysing Health Policy
HPOL5007 Global Health Policy
IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
IBUS6018 Business Negotiations
IBUS6019 Strategy and Emerging Markets
INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Eng
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations
INFO6007 Project Management in IT
INFS5001 Project Management
INFS6001 Managing Information and Systems
LAWS6034 Criminal Liability
LAWS6161 International Human Rights
LAWS6243 International Law I
MECO6901 Dealing with the Media
MECO6912 Political Public Relations
MECO6913 Public Opinion, Policy and Public Sphere
MKTG5001 Marketing Principles
MKTG6003 Marketing Strategy
MKTG6206 Regulatory Environment and Ethics
PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control
PMGT5873 Project Economics and Finance
PMGT5875 Project Innovation Management
PMGT5876 Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
PMGT5877 Management of Project Organisations
PMGT5879 Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
PMGT5888 Global Project Management
PMGT5889 Intergrated Cost and Scheduling Control
PMGT5891 Project Risk Management
PMGT6869 Advanced Knowledge in Project Management
PUBH5017 Public Health Program Evaluation
PUBH5114 Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
PUBH5416 Vaccines in Public Health
SCWK6902 Social Research
SUST5001 Introduction to Sustainability
SUST5002 Food and Water Security
SUST5004 Populations and Health
WORK5002 People, Work and Employment
WORK5003 Management and Organisations
WORK6001 Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
WORK6002 Strategic Management
WORK6017 Human Resource Strategies
WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development


Units offered in intensive mode
GOVT6116 International Organisations (August)
LAWS6011 Administrative Law (March)
LAWS6035 Criminal Procedures (March)
LAWS6044 Environmental Law and Policy (March/August)
LAWS6045 Environmental Planning Law (August)
LAWS6066 Discretion in Criminal Justice
LAWS6167 International Law II (October)
LAWS6243 International Law I (March)
LAWS6856 Anti-Terrorism Law (August)
LAWS6877 Mental Illness: Law and Policy
PMGT5871 Project Process & Planning Control (Dec/July)
PMGT5888 Global Project Management (January)
PUBH5302 Health Economic Evaluation (September)
SUST5005 Policy and Sustainability (September)

Available in Summer/Winter School
Apply directly to Summer School

ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
INFS5001 Project Management
PACS6913 Conflict in Organisations
PACS6928 Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
PMGT5871 Project Process & Planning Control
WORK6030 Performance and Rewards


Information for 2013


Master of Public Administration
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration


Candidates for the Master of Public Administration must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, a 6 credit point work based or internship project, and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration must complete 36 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, a 6 credit point work based or internship project, and 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration must complete 24 credit points, including 12-24 credit points of core units of study and up to 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core units of study
Semester 1
GSOG6001 Policy in Practice: Delivering Value
GSOG6002 Public Sector Leadership

Semester 2
GSOG6003 Strategic Administration
GSOG6004 Managing Public Expenditure

Work based elective unit of study
Semester 1
GSOG6005 Work Based Project
GSOG6006 Internship Program

Semester 2
GSOG6006 Internship Program

Elective units of study
Only one elective unit of study will be offered by the Graduate School of Government in 2013. For full details of elective options from other areas of study, please refer to the Graduate School of Government website (sydney.edu.au/arts/gsg).

Available in semesters 1 and 2
GSOG6007 Research Project