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Master of China Public Administration

Overview

Our first-of-its-kind Master of China Public Administration (MCPA) is a bilingual (English and Modern Standard Chinese) program for middle-level public administrators, entrepreneurs and business people in both China and Australia. The MCPA aims to create well-trained and skilled leaders confident in their ability to work effectively in public administration, business and other organisations in China and that interact with China. As the number of Australian corporations operating in China has increased, so too has Chinese investment in Australia, creating complex settings for both business and government models across the two nations. The growing social and economic interaction between Australia and China, and between China's state and society, has created a need for new expertise across these divides. Across this innovative two-year program you will study public administration and business management theory and practice as applied to China. With a compulsory semester-long internship in China for domestic students (as well as international students who are not China-based), and a work placement in Australia for China-based candidates, you can enhance core understandings with real-world experience of public administration and business operations while building new contacts internationally. As well as being a graduate of the only MCPA program in the world, you"ll have a competitive advantage from the degree's combination of key learning areas, applied experience and its focus on language proficiencies. Our degree has already caught the attention of a number of companies, enterprises and institutions as a source of further training and education for their staff. By joining the MCPA, you"ll be entering a program with the support of the China Studies Centre, featuring the longest history of China Studies and largest body of active academics in the field of any Australian university. Please note: The Master of China Public Administration is not available in 2018.

Subject areas

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

Research areas

What you'll study

Unit of Study Information

Study plan


The Master of China Public Administration requires the satisfactory completion of 96 credit points. All students must take the core units CHSC6901 Fundamentals of China Studies, CHSC6902 Chinese Enterprise Management, CHSC6908 Chinese Economic Institutions, CHSC6909 Government and Public Services In China, GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics, as well as three from the following public administration units: GOVT6318 Crises, Disasters and Public Management, GOVT6319 Governance and Public Policymaking, GOVT6311 Issues in Public Policy, GOVT6313 Leadership in Theory and Practice and GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society. Unless students have high levels of both English (IELTS 8.0 overall) and Chinese proficiency (native speaker competency) they are required to take at least 3 language units, however, those competent in both languages may substitute language units for China Studies Elective Units of Study. All students must take at least one China Studies Elective Unit of Study and undertake CHSC6222 MCPA Internship and CHSC6223 MCPA Internship Report.

Units of Study

Applying for admission

Completion requirement

Capstone (compulsory project)

Assumed knowledge

Applying for honours

Admission requirement

For entry into this degree students must have completed: 1) a bachelor's degree or higher award from the University of Sydney or a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum credit (65 per cent) average; and 2) relevant, recent professional experience; and 3) English language requirements for entry into this course is an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.0. TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 600 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in writing. TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 100 overall including a minimum result of 22 in reading, listening and speaking and 23 in writing. 4) No previous Chinese language knowledge is required to apply for this course

Course opportunities

Option to combine with

Professional accreditation

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the MCPA will be well-trained and skilled leaders able to work effectively in public administration and business in China and in interactions with China.

Career information for UAC

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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