Handbook Public View

This page displays current curriculum information. For staff view, please login

Course (2018)

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2018 academic year.

Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

  • M1194MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

  • Course Outline
  • Course Structure
  • Fees
  • Course Plans
Title Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
Course Code M1194
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Yvonne Haigh | Email: Y.Haigh@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2991

Qualification Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) equips students with the strategic, analytical and professional skills for a career in the government, non-profit, and private sectors both in Australia and internationally. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyse, design and implement policy in complex institutional and regulatory environments. The core units of the program cover public policy theory and practice, governance and public administration, public sector management, policy research and evaluation, and introductory economics.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Admission to the Master degree is available to students who have a Bachelor degree in any area.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes * Critically analyse local, national and international policy challenges
* Critically evaluate policy practices and public administration processes
* Interpret policy and public administration theory to further develop effective practice
* Generate scholarly and expert judgements regarding policy design and public administration frameworks
* Present clear and coherent exposition of evidence, analysis, evaluation, ideas and argument either in writing or orally, individually and/or in collaborative contexts.
Employment Prospects Suitable for students looking to work in the public sector, the not-for-profit sector and for professionals who work at the intersection between government and business.
Advanced Standing A student's advanced standing is assessed at the time of application, taking into account level of higher study and/or professional experience.

Up to 12 points (0.5 year) of advanced
standing is available to students with:
* A Bachelor degree with a major in
a cognate discipline to the Masters course
* Or, a Bachelor degree in an unrelated
discipline and a Graduate Certificate or
Diploma in a cognate discipline to the Masters course
* Or, an Honours degree or equivalent in
an unrelated discipline
* Or, a Bachelor degree in an unrelated
discipline and two years of relevant,
documented professional experience

Up to 24 points (1 year) of advanced
standing is available to students with:
* An Honours degree or equivalent in
a cognate discipline to the Masters course
* Or, an Honours degree or equivalent in
an unrelated discipline and at least two
years of relevant documented professional
experience
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

Core Units - 21 to 30 credit points

Theory - 18 credit points

SWM649 Public Policy and International Affairs Foundations - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SWM613 Public Policy Perspectives - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM651 Comparative Governance and Public Administration - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM515 Public Sector Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Capstone Experience - 3 to 12 credit points

Select one of the following options:

EITHER

SWM618 Social Science Research Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

and

SWM617 Supervised Research Thesis - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
This 10,000-12,000 word thesis can only be taken with the approval of the Dean of the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs.


OR

SWM618 Social Science Research Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

and

SWM6171 Supervised Research Thesis - 9 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
This 12,000 - 15,000-word thesis can only be taken with the approval of the Dean of the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs.


OR

SWM619 Research Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Students may wish to use this unit (SWM619) to undertake In-Country Studies Indonesia - a 6 point program run during the summer period by ACICIS. Students interested in this option should consult the Capstone Coordinator for application and enrolment information.

Students undertaking an extended internship of 12 weeks/500 hours for 12 points should enrol in SWM619 Research Internship and

SWM6191 Internship Professional Placement - 6 points
Not available this year


OR

SWM620 Supervised Case Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, W-internal

Specified Electives - 18 to 27 credit points

Select from the following lists or from core units not already selected:

Professional

SWM532 Financial Administration and Budgeting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

MBS687 Effective Leadership - 3 points
Not available this year

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (closed), S2-external (closed)

SWM621 Ethics and Global Justice - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM519 Strategic Health Leadership and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2K-internal

Policy

SWM645 Public Sector Economics - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV616 Environmental Policy for the 21st Century - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM611 States, Social Forces and Development - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal

SWM646 Parliamentary Democracy - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external

SWM648 Corruption, Anti-corruption and its Discontents - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM647 Cultural and Communications Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM612 Global Governance, Security and Economy - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM652 Private Sector and Development - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM635 Security, Conflict and Violence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY609 Changing Behaviour in Policy and Practice: The Psychology of Influence - 3 points
Not available this year

EDN544 Tertiary and Adult Education Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV556 Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Language

Students may take up to two language units in either Indonesian or Japanese. Placement in language units is at the discretion of the Academic Chair, following an assessment of the student's language skills. There may be restrictions for students completing the Masters in 24 points. Please refer to the Handbook for available units in Indonesian or Japanese.

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

Fee Calculator
Handbook help
Information for Students

Cancellation

The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.


Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.