Public Administration

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study
(b) a 6 credit point work based or internship project, and
(c) 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Public Administration

Students 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.

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

Students 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.

Executive Master of Public Administration

Students must complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a) 42 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points of capstone units of study, and
(c) maximum 18 credit points of elective units of study selected from a list of recommended elective units of study.

Core units of study

GSOG6004
Managing Public Expenditure

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

Students who are not undertaking the award courses GCPA, GDPA, MPAdmin or EMPA must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to take this unit of study.
Intensive August

Core work based or internship units of study

GSOG6005
Work Based Project

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P GSOG6001 and GSOG6002 and GSOG6003 and GSOG6004


Students who are not enrolled in GCPA, GDPA or MPAdmin must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government to undertake this unit of study.
Semester 1

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:
ACCT5001
Accounting Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Intervention and 'Fragile' States
6      Semester 1
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5040
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
N ECON6701
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5002
N ECON6702
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECOP6016
China in the World Economy
6      Semester 1
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 2
EDPA5001
Organisational Theory, Managemnt and Admin
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPA6018
Social Policy Process
6      Semester 2
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6156
Strategy and Civil Society
6      Semester 2
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 2
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 2
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135
Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6001
International Business Strategy
6    C IBUS5003
N ECHS6008
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6   

This unit is only available in the Semester 2 session to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) / MIM (CEMS) stream.
Intensive September
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5990
Professional Practice in IT
6    A Students 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. This unit is for MIT, MITM, MIT/MITM students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5991
Services Science Management and Engineering
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    P 24 credit points of units at 5000-level or above
N PMGT5875
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
LAWS6011
Administrative Law
6    A Undergraduate law degree or LAWS6252 (core unit for MALP students)


Core unit for MALP students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    A Students should have either completed LAWS6243 International Law I or have an understanding in at least one of the following areas: public or a specialised area of international law or criminal law or criminology or human rights or security and conflict studies acquired through university studies and/or relevant professional experience.
N CISS6011 or LAWS3483


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php
Intensive May
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction
N LAWS3430 or LAWS5130


Students who do not hold a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before undertaking the environmental law units. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
LAWS6112
Law of Tax Administration

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have an understanding of Australian income taxation law commensurate with that which would be obtained from completing undergraduate study in Australian taxation law or five years working with Australian tax law in a law or accounting practice in an industry role or in the Australian Taxation Office. For students who do not have such knowledge or work experience they first should undertake LAWS6825 Introduction to Australian Business Tax before enrolling in this unit.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6167
International Law II
6    A LAWS6243


Compulsory core unit for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who commenced prior to 1 January 2019. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    N LAWS1023 or LAWS5005


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. This unit is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
Semester 2
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students. Elective unit for GradDipCrim students who commenced on or after 1 Jan 2019. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6034
Gender, Violence and the Criminal Law
6   

The unit replaced LAWS6034 Criminal Liability. Core unit for MCrim students who commenced before 1 January 2019. This unit is an introduction to aspects of criminal law for non-lawyers, and for law students from non-common law jurisdictions. It is therefore not available to students who have completed a law degree in a common law jurisdiction. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive November
LAWS6893
Environmental Criminology: Space and Place

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive August
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 1
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6    N PSYC1001 or PSYC3020


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 1
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6197
Policing: Crime, Control and Security
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
MECO6901
Media Relations
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 2
MKTG6005
Marketing Communications
6    P MKTG5001
Intensive March
MKTG6206
Regulatory Environment and Ethics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Marketing, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Marketing.
Semester 2
PACS6913
Conflict in Organisations

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Summer Main
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
6      Intensive April
PMGT5871
Project Process Planning and Control
6    N PMGT6871
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5873
Project Economics and Finance
6    N PMGT6873
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    N WORK6026
Semester 2
PMGT5877
Management of Project Organisations
6      Semester 1
PMGT5879
Strategic Portfolio and Program Management
6      Semester 2
PMGT5888
Global Project Management
6      Semester 2
PMGT5889
Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
6      Semester 2
PMGT5891
Project Risk Management
6    N PMGT6891
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4    N PUBH5115
Semester 2
PUBH5302
Health Economic Evaluation

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4    P ((PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018) or (HPOL5001 as a prerequisite and HPOL5003 as a co-requisite)
Intensive September
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) 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   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5002
Food and Water Security
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay and blog writing and group work. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 2
SUST5003
Energy and Resources
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
SUST5004
Sustainable Development and Population Health
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 2
SUST5005
Law, Policy and Sustainability
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Intensive October
SUST5006
Sustainability: Business and Leadership
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
WORK5002
Foundations of HRM and IR
6   

This is the foundational unit for the graduate Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations program and should be taken in a student's first semester of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 2
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1a
Semester 2
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6    P WORK5002 or WORK5003


This is a core unit for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Semester 2b
WORK6111
Management Consulting
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 2a
USSC6902
US Politics: Presidency and Congress
6      Intensive October
Intensive September
Semester 2
USSC6906
US Constitution

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2