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Bachelor of Public Administration - 210JA

Course Code: 210JA
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Government & Policy
CRICOS Code: 076915F
Lowest Selection Rank: 70
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Study public administration in the nation’s capital

Are you looking for a specialist career in public administration? Our Bachelor of Public Administration is the perfect pathway for you. The course combines management studies with a specialisation in public sector management. You will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills for employment in managerial roles in the Commonwealth and Australian National Territory state public service or associated public sector agencies.

Study a Bachelor of Public Administration at UC and you will:

  • acquire a broad understanding of theory and practice in management
  • developed advanced skills in accounting, human resources management, business analysis or communications
  • specialise in an area of public administration such as governance, national development, civil society relationships, or security
  • apply analytical and creative skills and demonstrate communications skills for sharing ideas and working in teams with different mixes of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds 
  • customise your degree to include a second major in business or other area of study that interests you.

Career opportunities

  • Public administration
  • Management 
  • Policy advice

Course specific information

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course you can apply for a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management.  You’ll then have the option of transferring at the end of your first year if your grade average is strong.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Public Administration BPA

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Public Administration will have acquired a broad understanding of theory and practice in management. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
2. They will have specialised in an area of public administration such as governance, national development, civil society relationships, or security. Students will have developed advanced skills in aspects of management such as accounting, human resources management, business analysis or communications, and will have the ability to further develop skills and knowledge within the practice of public administration. As above for specialisations in sub disciplines (such as governance, national development, civil society relationships, or security) and management.
3. Students will be able to recognise specific problem solving contexts and be able to apply analytical and creative skills, demonstrating communications skills for sharing ideas and working in teams with different mixes of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate solutions, implement solutions.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
4. Graduates can be expected to be creative and responsible in their application of their acquired knowledge and skills as they respond to changing management practice. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Professionalism and social responsibility: in particular the capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment .

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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