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Executive Master of Public Administration

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Unit of study table

Students must complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a) 6 credit points of core units of study;
(b) 36 credit points of selective units of study;
(c) 12 credit points of capstone units of study, and
(d) a maximum of 18 credit points of elective units of study selected from a list of recommended elective units of study.

 

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

Core units of study

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

Selective units of study

ANZG6004
Public Financial Management
6
ANZSOG EMPA students only are eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6007
Decision Making under Uncertainty
6
ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6008
Designing Public Policies and Programs
6
ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6009
Government in a Market Economy
6
ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6010
Leading Public Sector Change
6
ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6011
Governing by the Rules
6
ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6020
Managing Public Sector Organisations
6
ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.

Capstone units of study

All students must complete a capstone consisting of a 12 credit point Work Based Project.
ANZG6012
Work Based Project
6 P ANZG6006 and ANZG6008
N
ANZG6021
ANZG6022
Work Based Project 2
6 P ANZG6006 and ANZG6008
N
ANZG6021

Recommended elective units of study

ACCT5001
Foundation in Accounting
6  
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6  
CISS6002
Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific
6  
CISS6004
Health and Security

6  
CISS6006
Intervention and 'Fragile' States
6  
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6  
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6 N ECON5040
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6 N ECON5003
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6 P ECON5001 or ECON5040
N ECON6701
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6 P ECON5002
N ECON6702
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6 P ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040 or ECON6701 or ECON6702
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6 P ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701
ECOP6016
China in the Global Economy
6  
ECOP6103
Dynamics of Economic Change
6  
EDPA5001
Leading organisations for social justice
6  
EDPA6016
Middle Leadership
6  
EDPA6018
Social Policy Process
6  
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6  
GOVT6119
International Security
6  
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6  
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6  
GOVT6156
Strategy and Civil Society
6  
GOVT6139
Research Design
6  
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption

6  
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6  
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6  
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6 N PUBH5032
HPOL5001
Health Systems and Financing
6 N GLOH5135
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6  
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6  
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

6 N IBUS5001
IBUS6001
International Business Strategy

6 C IBUS5003
N ECHS6008
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6  
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6  
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
N OINF5990
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.
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
N INFO4491
INFO5992
Understanding IT Innovations
6 P 24 credit points of units at 5000-level or above
N PMGT5875 OR OINF5992
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
INFS5001
Project Management

6 N INFS6014
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
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
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
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6 N GOVT6117
Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. 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
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
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
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/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
LAWS6034
Gender, Violence and the Criminal Law
6
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
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
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
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
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
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
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
MECO6901
Media Relations
6  
MECO6912
Political Public Relations
6  
MECO6913
Public Opinion, Policy and Public Sphere
6  
MKTG5001
Foundation in Marketing
6  
MKTG6003
Marketing Strategy

6 P MKTG5001
MKTG6005
Media and Communication for Marketing

6 P MKTG5001
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice

6  
PMGT5871
Project Planning
6
N PMGT6871
PMGT5873
Project Economics and Procurement
6 N PMGT6873
PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6  
PMGT5876
Change Implementation
6 N WORK6026
PMGT5877
Governance and Organisational PM
6  
PMGT5879
Program and Portfolio Management
6  
PMGT5888
Global Project Management
6  
PMGT5889
Project Controls
6  
PMGT5891
Strategic Risk Management
6 N PMGT6891
SCWK6902
Social Research
6  
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USSC6903
US Foreign and National Security Policy
6  
WORK5002
Foundations of HRM and IR

6  
WORK5003
Management and Organisations

6  
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour

6  
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies

6 P WORK5002 or WORK5003
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development

6  
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards

6  

Post-publication amendments

Date Original publication Post-publication amendment
15/12/2022 Prerequisites (P) for PMGT5871 published as:
ENGG5205 or PMGT5205
Prerequisites (P) for PMGT5871 removed