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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Public Administration
MPA

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Public Administration requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall:

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Public Administration shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree.

Specialisations

3. The Degree of Master of Public Administration is awarded without a subject specialisation.

Student Progression

4. For progression from Part One to Part Two of the Master of Public Administration, candidates must have achieved a grade average of at least a B- over the Part One courses.

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Public Administration may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Public Administration

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152.740 Public Sector Administration 30 credits

152.747 Local Governance: Context, Structure and Finance 30 credits

Subject courses (30 credits from)

152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits
R 152.709, 152.705

157.748 Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making 30 credits
R 157.216

230.702 Professional Evaluation Practice 30 credits

Part Two (60 credits from)

152.896 Research Report 60 credits

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