Public Administration

 

Master of Public Administration

Graduate Diploma in Public Administration

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes



Code

Course title

MAPUBADM-01

Master of Public Administration

GNPUBADM-02

Graduate Diploma in Public Administration

GCPUBADM-01

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Master of Public Administration
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
(c)
the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants ranked on merit in accordance with the following criteria:
(a)
a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, graduate certificate or equivalent at an institution approved by the Graduate School of Government and graded at a standard acceptable to the Graduate School of Government; and
(b)
relevant work experience requirements as determined by the Graduate School of Government; and
(c)
satisfaction of the English language requirements, where applicable; and
(d)
any other minimum standards specified by the Graduate School of Government.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the postgraduate table of units of study for the Public Administration subject area.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Administration a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a 6 credit point work based or internship project; and
(c)
18 credit points of elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration a candidate must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a 6 credit point work based or internship project; and
(c)
6 credit points of elective unit of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
12-24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
up to 12 credit points of elective units of study.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Faculty, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.