Elective Subjects

The elective subjects listed are available to domestic Graduate Diploma and Master of Public Administration students.

Students select one elective subject as part of the GDPAdmin. Those considering on upgrading to the MPAdmin may wish to consider choosing an elective subject towards an area of specialisation. Eligible students may also select a research unit as an elective; either as part of a specialisation or as a stand alone subject.

Subjects outside of this list may be taken with the approval of the Director, GSG. To request permission please complete our Elective Approval Form, which can be completed online.

Specialisations

Accounting
Business and Marketing
Criminology
Economics
Education
Health Sciences/Public Health
Information Technologies
International Security
Law
Media and Communication
Mediation
Organisational Studies
Project Management
Public Policy and Administration
Research
Strategy
Sustainability
Transport and Logistics Studies

GSG Elective List for 2014

Prerequisites

Many units have either prerequisites or require permission from the unit co-ordinator prior to enrolment. Prerequisites may be waived due to previous study or work experience. To request permission please complete our Elective Approval Form, which can be completed online.

For subjects of 2 or 4 credit point value - permission is required from Director, GSG, before enrolling in any of these subjects

For LAWS UoS - Students are required to hold an undergraduate degree in law.

For criminology units - Students will be assessed on an individual basis prior to enrolment.

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:
ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT5001
Accounting Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHSC6909
Government and Public Services in China
6    P CHSC6901 and CHSC6904
C CHSC6908
Semester 2
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6003
Business and Security

This unit of study is not available in2014

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'
6      Semester 2
CISS6008
Population and Security
6      Semester 2
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003, ECON5000
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002
Semester 1
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002
Semester 1
ECOP6016
China in the World Economy
6      Semester 1
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 1
EDPA5001
Organisational Theory, Managemnt & Admin
6      Semester 1
EDPA6016
Organisations as Learning Communities
6      Semester 1
EDPA6018
Social Policy Process
6      Semester 2
ENGL6946
Writing in Professional Contexts A
6      Semester 1
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Int August
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 1
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 2
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 1
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 1
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GSOG6007
Research Project
6   

Students who are not enrolled in the GCPA, GDPA or MPAdmin must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to undertake this unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6001
International Business Strategy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 1
Summer Late
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6    A IBUS5002 or IBUS5003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5990
Professional Practice in IT
6    A Student`s enrolled in INFO5990 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have many years experience as a practising IT professional.


The main focus of the subject is to provide students with the necessary tools, basic skills, experience and adequate knowledge so they develop an awareness and an understanding of the responsibilities and issues associated with professional conduct and practice in the information technology sector.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5991
Services Science Management and Eng
6    A INFO5990 Students are expected to have a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, information systems or business.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992
Understanding IT Innovations
6    A INFO5990. Students are expected to be fluent in English and capable of participating in group discussions, and capable of producing an individually written paper of 5-9 pages (double spaced) of high quality and clarity. Although some work experience is ideal in adding value to the case discussions, allowing students to pull from their personal experiences, those students with no work experience will be expected to do appropriate research on the discussion topics in order to contribute.
N PMGT5875


A variety of learning situations will be employed during the unit of study, including lectures, recommended reading, a few short exercises during class, and discussions of cases. To benefit fully from this unit it is necessary to participate fully in all aspects of the unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007
Project Management in IT
6    A Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
N PMGT5871
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007
Project Management in IT
6    A Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
N PMGT5871
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
INFS6001
Managing Information and Systems
6      Semester 2
INFS6001
Managing Information and Systems
6      Semester 2
LAWS6011
Administrative Law
6    A MALP and Environmental Law students must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System (core) before undertaking this unit.


Core unit for MALP students.
Int March
LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    N CISS6011


This unit replaced LAWS6856 Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy and Law.
Int August
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction


Environmental Law students must complete LAWS6252 and this core unit prior to enrolling in other law elective units.
Int August
Int March
LAWS6045
Environmental Planning Law
6      Int August
LAWS6112
Law of Tax Administration
6      Semester 1
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117
Semester 2
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117
Semester 2
LAWS6167
International Law II
6    A It is strongly advised that students complete LAWS6243 International Law I before enrolling in this unit


Compulsory core unit for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students. This unit replaced LAWS6167 International Law and Australian Institutions.
Int October
Semester 1
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    N LAWS5005


This unit replaced LAWS6243 Public International Law. This unit is compulsory for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who have not completed any previous study in international law and must be taken during the first semester of candidature. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning.
Int March
Semester 2
LAWS6926
The Business of Tax Administration

This unit of study is not available in2014

6      Int May
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units. The unit replaced LAWS6032 Crime Research and Policy 1.
Semester 1
LAWS6034
Criminal Liability
6   

Core unit for MCrim students. This unit is an introduction to aspects of criminal law for non-lawyers and is therefore not available to students who have completed a law degree or completed criminal law at a tertiary level.
Semester 2
LAWS6035
Criminal Procedures
6      Int March
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Int August
LAWS6893
Environmental Criminology: Space & Place

This unit of study is not available in2014

6   

This unit replaced LAWS6893 Environmental Criminology.
Int March
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units.
Semester 1
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6      Semester 1
LAWS6985
Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Justice

This unit of study is not available in2014

6      Int August
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Int Sept
LAWS6197
Policing Australian Society

This unit of study is not available in2014

6      Int May
MECO6901
Dealing with the Media
6      Semester 2
MECO6912
Political Public Relations
6      Semester 2
MECO6913
Public Opinion, Policy and Public Sphere
6      Semester 2
MKTG5001
Marketing Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6003
Marketing Strategy
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1b
Semester 2
MKTG6005
Marketing Communications
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1a
MKTG6206
Regulatory Environment and Ethics
6    A Good understanding of marketing principles and business management


This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Marketing and Graduate Certificate of Marketing
Semester 2
PACS6913
Conflict in Organisations
6    N SCWK6934
Summer Early
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
6      Summer Main
Winter Main
PMGT5871
Project Process Planning and Control
6      Int December
Int July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
PMGT5873
Project Economics and Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    N WORK6026
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5877
Management of Project Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5879
Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5888
Global Project Management
6      Int January
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
PMGT5889
Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5891
Project Risk Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT6869
Advanced Knowledge in Project Management
6    A PMBoK Guide

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5017
Public Health Program Evaluation
6    P PUBH5010 and PUBH5018 and PUBH5033
C PUBH5032
Semester 2
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
4    N PUBH5115
Semester 2
PUBH5302
Health Economic Evaluation
4    P (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018) or (HPOL5001 as a prerequisite and HPOL5003 as a co-requisite)
Int Sept
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
2    P PUBH5010 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.
Semester 2
SCWK6902
Social Research
6      Semester 2
SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability
6    A A three years Bachelors (pass) degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications/learning.
Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5002
Food and Water Security
6    A A three year Bachelors (pass) degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications/learning.
C SUST5001
Semester 2
SUST5003
Energy and Resources
6    A A three year Bachelors (pass) degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications/learning.
C SUST5001
Semester 1
SUST5004
Populations and Health
6    A A three year Bachelors (pass) degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications/learning.
C SUST5001
Semester 2
SUST5005
Policy and Sustainability
6    A A three year Bachelors (pass) degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications/learning.
C SUST5001
Int Sept
SUST5006
Sustainability, Society and Change
6    A A three year Bachelors (pass) degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualifications/learning.
C SUST5001
Semester 1
TPTM6240
Public Transport Policy and Planning

This unit of study is not available in2014

6      Summer Main
TPTM6450
Transport Policy

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    C TPTM6241


This is the capstone unit for all transport management programs and should be completed in the last period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
TPTM6470
Sustainable Transport & Logistic Systems

This unit of study is not available in2014

6      Semester 1
WORK5002
People, Work and Employment
6   

Foundation Unit for MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2a
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 2
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 2a
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Winter Main
WORK6111
Management Consulting

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    A Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Semester 2

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