APG5993 - Designing public policies and programs - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Social Sciences


Professor Michael Mintrom

Unit guides


Australia (Other)

  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


For more information please visit the ANZSOG webpageANZSOG webpage (https://www.anzsog.edu.au/).


Designing Public Policies and Programs offers a framework for considering government responses to contemporary public problems. Students are encouraged to think analytically about problems, identify alternative ways of tackling them, and assess the likely results of changes in current policies and programs. Emphasis is given to the role of effective teamwork and clear communication in any well functioning advisory system.


On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. design policies and programs that can yield ongoing public benefit
  2. understand how to inform politicians, stakeholders and citizens about necessary government actions
  3. establish high-performing policy project teams

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Students must be enrolled in Executive Master of Public Administration (A6014) to undertake this unit.


MPA5902, MPA9002