• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2018
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This course is only available to students enrolled in the Executive Master of Public Administration.

The work-based project will provide students with the opportunity to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge they have gained in other parts of the MPA. The project will be undertaken by teams of up to five students, and will address a substantive public sector issue identified by the ANZSOG faculty or a scholarship sponsor. Students may also identify a project in consultation with ANZSOG faculty. Projects will test the team's ability to define a 'real-life' problem, design a strategy for addressing the problem, gather data, formulate and evaluate options and make recommendations. Students wishing to complete the work-based project alone will need to apply to the ANZSOG faculty for approval and will be allocated a supervisor. The work-based project will conclude with a 2 ½ day residential component, where students will have the opportunity to present the outcomes of their project to ANZSOG faculty and their MPA colleagues.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment is that of a research project, assessed by two academic staff other than the supervisor. The word length is 4000 words per person or equivalent for papers with a substantial empirical component. Syndicate work and interaction time will double the word-equivalent total work commitment.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Executive Master of Public Administration.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $7320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $10320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5644 05 Feb 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 14 Dec 2018 In Person N/A

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