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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2021 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

   Year One of Program
 
AND   Year Two of Program
 

You must complete a total of 192 credit points as per the structure outlined below in order to graduate.

Your program consists of 12 core courses and 3 program option electives. Your program option electives must be selected from the elective streams (Option Clusters) as set out below 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 8 core courses. 

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 Practices 12 POLI1107 City Campus 2173 (FF)
Global Governance 12 POLI1099 City Campus 2063 (FF)
2064 (INT)
2022 (INT)
Social and Political Theory 12 HUSO2075 City Campus 2171 (FF)
Policy Making 12 POLI1052 City Campus 2117 (FF)
Social Policy 12 POLI1051 City Campus 2178 (FF) 2163 (FF)
Research Strategies - Social Sciences 12 Yes HUSO2079 City Campus 2255 (FF)
2258 (INT)
2229 (FF)
2230 (INT)
Policy Design and Implementation 12 POLI1108 City Campus 2158 (FF)
Policy Making and Indigenous Peoples 12 POLI1112 City Campus 2172 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

You must complete 4 core courses and 3 program option electives. Your program option electives must be selected from the elective streams (Option Clusters) listed below.

Please note: Research option cluster course HUSO2350 Masters Minor Thesis in year 2 of MC216 is a 24 credit point flex term course which is offered outside the standard semester schedule.

To enrol in this course, you must obtain approval from the course coordinator Paul Scriven (paul.scriven@rmit.edu.au).

You will be able to enrol into this course via Additional Terms (flex term 2102) in enrolment online.

Option 1: class no: 1091. The start and end date of this course is: 1 March 2021 and 15 November 2021, respectively. The census date for this course is: 22 April 2021.

Option 2: class no: 1094. The start and end date of this course is: 31 August 2021 and 30 May 2022, respectively. The census date for this course is: 25 October 2021.

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 Evaluating 12 POLI1109 City Campus 2175 (FF)
Evidence, Policy and Practice 12 POLI1095 City Campus 2181 (FF)
Ethics, Values and Public Policy 12 POLI1065 City Campus 2168 (INT)
Integrated Policy and Research Project 24 Yes POLI1100 City Campus 2188 (FF) 2171 (FF)
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

There are currently no classes scheduled to satisfy this requirement.
OR

Public Policy

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

There are currently no classes scheduled to satisfy this requirement.
OR

Human Services

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Discourses of Care, Control and Protection 12 Yes HWSS2211 City Campus 2252 (FF)
Working with Violence and Abuse 12 HWSS2159 City Campus 2297 (FF)
Group and Community Work Strategies 12 HWSS2213 City Campus 2295 (FF)
OR

Urban and Regional Planning

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Strategic Planning issues 12 ARCH1261 City Campus 2038 (WFF)
2056 (WINT)
Natural Resource Management 12 ARCH1482 City Campus 2061 (FF)
2062 (INT)
Statutory Planning 12 ENVI1134 City Campus 2007 (WFF)
2008 (WINT)
OR

Environment

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Climate Change Responses 12 ENVI1222 City Campus 2067 (FF)
2068 (INT)
Sustainability, Governance and Social Change 12 ENVI1169 City Campus 1957 (FF)
2001 (INT)
OR

International Development and Global Studies

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Gender in Development 12 HUSO2085 City Campus 1980 (FF)
1983 (INT)
International Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance 12 SOCU2234 City Campus 3432 (INT)
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis 12 Yes POLI1113 City Campus 3401 (FF)
3402 (INT)
OR

Justice and Legal Studies

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 12 HUSO2224 City Campus 2564 (FF)
Criminal Law 12 Yes HUSO2371 City Campus 2535 (FF)
Introduction to Criminology 12 SOCU2291 City Campus 2121 (FF)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Program Manager:

Dr Sharon Andrews
Email:sharon.andrews@rmit.edu.au 
Phone: +61 3 9925 8239
Location: B037 F04 R012E

Administrative Enquiries:

RMIT Connect Student Portal - https://rmit.service-now.com/connect

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
360 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000
B008 F10 R047

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