Executive Master of Public Administration

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

Public Administration

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

ANZG6004
Public Financial Management
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only are eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Intensive December
ANZG6006
Delivering Public Value
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Semester 1
ANZG6007
Decision Making under Uncertainty
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Semester 2b
ANZG6008
Designing Public Policies and Programs
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Semester 2
ANZG6009
Government and the Market Economy
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Semester 1
ANZG6010
Leading Public Sector Change
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Semester 1b
ANZG6011
Governing by the Rules
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Semester 1
ANZG6020
Managing Public Sector Organisations
6   

ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
Semester 1

Capstone units of study

All students must complete a capstone consisting of a 12 credit point Work Based Project.
ANZG6021
Work Based Project
12    P ANZG6006 and ANZG6008
N ANZG6012
Semester 1

Recommended elective units of study

ACCT5001
Foundation in Accounting
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
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   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5040
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Intensive February
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 International Economy
6      Semester 1
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 1
EDPA5001
Leading organisations for social justice
6      Semester 1
EDPA6016
Middle Leadership
6      Semester 2
EDPA6018
Social Policy Process
6      Semester 2
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Intensive March
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6156
Strategy and Civil Society

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 2
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6    N GLOH5135


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6001
International Business Strategy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    C IBUS5003
N ECHS6008
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
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 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

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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
International Counter-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 October
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
Session 1 Early Census
LAWS6112
Law of Tax Administration

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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. 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
Session 1 Early Census
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. 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 May
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6   

Academic Profile https://www.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 October
LAWS6893
Environmental Criminology: Space and Place

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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/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 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 October
LAWS6197
Policing: Crime, Control and Security

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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
Foundation in Marketing
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6003
Marketing Strategy
6    P MKTG5001


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
MKTG6005
Marketing Communications

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P MKTG5001
Intensive March
PACS6913
Conflict in Organisations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Summer Main
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Intensive April
PMGT5871
Project Process Planning and Control
6    N PMGT6871
Intensive February
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
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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 1
SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability
6   

Note: Students in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, Graduate Diploma in Sustainability or Master of Sustainability must take this unit in their first semester of study. 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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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
USSC6903
US Foreign and National Security Policy
6      Semester 1
WORK5002
Foundations of HRM and IR
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
WORK6002
Strategic Management

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1a
Semester 2
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6    P WORK5002 or WORK5003


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1b
WORK6111
Management Consulting

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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