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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2019 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 Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Policy: Concepts, Debates and Practices12POLI1107City Campus2357 (FF)2355 (FF)
Global Governance12POLI1099City Campus2230 (FF)
2231 (INT)
2201 (INT)
Social and Political Theory12HUSO2075City Campus2355 (FF)2354 (INT)
Policy Making12POLI1052City Campus2349 (WFF)
Social Policy12POLI1051City Campus2359 (INT)2358 (FF)
Research Strategies - Social Sciences12YesHUSO2079City Campus2636 (FF)
2637 (INT)
2590 (FF)
2591 (INT)
Policy Design and Implementation12POLI1108City Campus2356 (FF)
Policy Making and Indigenous Peoples12POLI1112City Campus2361 (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 Campus2358 (FF)2357 (FF)
Evidence, Policy and Practice12POLI1095City Campus2360 (WFF)
Ethics, Values and Public Policy12POLI1065City Campus2359 (INT)
Integrated Policy and Research Project24YesPOLI1100City Campus2361 (WFF)2360 (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 Campus2861 (FF)2777 (FF)
Masters Minor Thesis 212YesHUSO2352City Campus2862 (FF)2778 (FF)
Masters Minor Thesis24YesHUSO2350City Campus2860 (FF)2776 (FF)
OR

Public Policy

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Policy Futures12POLI1096City Campus2381 (FF)
Environmental Policy and Governance12ENVI1127City Campus2251 (FF)
2252 (INT)
OR

Human Services

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Advocacy and Social Action12HUSO2069City Campus2654 (FF)
Discourses of Care, Control and Protection12YesHWSS2211City Campus2599 (ISV)
Working with Violence and Abuse12YesHWSS2159City Campus2630 (FF)
Group and Community Work Strategies12HWSS2213City Campus2624 (FF)
OR

Urban and Regional Planning

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Strategic Planning issues12ARCH1261City Campus2247 (WFF)
2251 (WINT)
Natural Resource Management12ARCH1482City Campus2263 (FF)
2264 (INT)
Statutory Planning12ENVI1134City Campus2247 (FF)
2249 (INT)
Critical Urban Issues: Resilience12HUSO2204City Campus2587 (FF)
Indigenous Land Use (Voc Conf)12HUSO2066City Campus2586 (FF)
OR

Environment

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Climate Change Responses12ENVI1222City Campus2269 (FF)
2270 (INT)
Sustainable water management12ARCH1266City Campus2632 (FF)
Sustainability, Governance and Social Change12YesENVI1169City Campus2239 (FF)
2240 (INT)
OR

International Development and Global Studies

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Gender in Development12HUSO2085City Campus2180 (FF)
2181 (INT)
International Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance12SOCU2234City Campus2316 (INT)
Governance and Democracy in Development12HUSO2073City Campus2312 (FF)
2313 (INT)
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis12POLI1113City Campus2319 (FF)
2320 (INT)
OR

Justice and Legal Studies

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems12HUSO2224City Campus2363 (FF)
Criminal Law12YesHUSO2371City Campus2561 (FF)
Applied Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples12HUSO2295City Campus2364 (WFF)
Introduction to Criminology12YesSOCU2291City Campus2352 (FF)
2353 (INT)
2344 (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

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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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