MC216 - Master of Public Policy

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RMIT program code: MC216
Plan name: Master of Public Policy
Plan code: MC216
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 079593F

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2018 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 

To graduate, you must complete 12 core courses and 3 electives, as specified in the program structure. Your electives must be selected from the elective streams set out in the program structure.

If you are unsure how to enrol please contact the program manager for advice. 

Please note that all courses listed may not be available each semester. Elective courses in particular are rotated and may not be available every year.

Delivery modes

Face-to-face (FF) classes require classroom attendance.

Internet (INT) classes are taught online.

Intensive (ISV) classes do not have classes every week, and instead they may run classes over several weekends or Fri-Sat-Sun.

Be sure to choose the delivery mode that best suits your timetable. If the course is co-coded, choose the mode that best suits you.

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Year One of Program

You must complete 7 core courses and 1 program option course. 

Twice Yearly Offerings

Some courses are offered in both semesters. You only need to enrol in one offering of a course. Please note that some courses may be offered online (INT) in one semester and face to face (FF) in another semester.

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Policy: Concepts, Debates and Practices12POLI1107City Campus1785 (FF)1959 (FF)
Global Governance12POLI1099City Campus1666 (FF)
1667 (INT)
1652 (FF)
Social and Political Theory12HUSO2075City Campus1796 (FF)
1797 (INT)
2038 (INT)
Policy Making12POLI1052City Campus1792 (FF)
Social Policy12POLI1051City Campus1799 (INT)2040 (FF)
Research Strategies - Social Sciences12YesHUSO2079City Campus1795 (FF)
1798 (INT)
2035 (FF)
2036 (INT)
Policy Design and Implementation12POLI1108City Campus2025 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Indigenous Policy12POLI1101City Campus1956 (FF)
Policy Futures12POLI1096City Campus3393 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

You must complete 4 core courses and 3 electives. Your electives should be selected from the streams listed below.

Twice Yearly Offerings

Some courses are offered in both semesters. You only need to enrol in one offering of a course. Please note that some courses may be offered online (INT) in one semester and face to face (FF) in another semester.

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Policy Impact: Monitoring and Evaluating12POLI1109City Campus1791 (FF)2027 (FF)
Evidence, Policy and Practice12POLI1095City Campus1766 (FF)
Ethics, Values and Public Policy12POLI1065City Campus1952 (INT)
Integrated Policy and Research Project24YesPOLI1100City Campus1781 (WFF)1958 (WFF)
AND
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Select and Complete Thirty Six (36) credit points from any of the following Option Clusters: Research:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Masters Minor Thesis 112YesHUSO2351City Campus1790 (INT)2020 (INT)
Masters Minor Thesis 212YesHUSO2352City Campus1789 (INT)2022 (INT)
Masters Minor Thesis24YesHUSO2350City Campus1788 (INT)2019 (INT)
OR

Public Policy

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Indigenous Policy12POLI1101City Campus1956 (FF)
Policy Futures12POLI1096City Campus3393 (FF)
Environmental Policy and Governance12ENVI1127City Campus1997 (FF)
1998 (INT)
OR

Human Services

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Advocacy and Social Action12HUSO2069City Campus2023 (FF)2145 (FF)
Conflict Resolution and Mediation12ARCH1271City Campus2759 (ISV)
Discourses of Care, Control and Protection12YesHWSS2211City Campus2758 (ISV)
Working with Violence and Abuse12YesHWSS2159City Campus2174 (FF)
Group and Community Work Strategies12HWSS2213City Campus2152 (FF)
OR

Urban and Regional Planning

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Strategic Planning issues12ARCH1261City Campus2242 (FF)
2243 (INT)
Natural Resource Management12ARCH1482City Campus2117 (FF)
2118 (INT)
Statutory Planning12ENVI1134City Campus2185 (FF)
2186 (INT)
Critical Urban Issues: Resilience12HUSO2204City Campus1976 (FF)
Indigenous Land Use (Voc Conf)12HUSO2066City Campus2079 (FF)
Social Planning12YesARCH1321City Campus2744 (ISV)
OR

Environment Stream

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Climate Change Responses12ENVI1222City Campus2007 (FF)
2008 (INT)
Ecosystems and Human Impact12ENVI1162City Campus2793 (ISV)
Sustainability, Governance and Social Change12YesENVI1169City Campus2207 (FF)
2208 (INT)
OR

International Development and Global Studies Stream

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Gender in Development12HUSO2085City Campus1650 (FF)
1651 (INT)
International Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance12SOCU2234City Campus1667 (INT)
Governance and Democracy in Development12HUSO2073City Campus3280 (FF)
3281 (INT)
OR

Justice and Legal Studies Stream

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems12HUSO2224City Campus1815 (FF)
Criminal Law12YesLAW2394City Campus11791186
Critical Criminology12YesJUST2264City Campus1827 (FF)
1828 (INT)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Program Manager:

Sharon Andrews
Email: sharon.andrews@rmit.edu.au 
Ph: +61 3 9925 8239
Building 37, Level 2, Room 8
 

Administrative Enquiries:

Service Now Student Portal - https://rmit.service-now.com/connect

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
Building 37, Level 3, Room 11
411 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000

Timetabling

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*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

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