Public Management (PrDoc) – 1739
The Doctor of Public Management (DPM) is a professional doctorate degree that provides an opportunity to combine a doctoral thesis with disciplinary and methodologically based coursework. The research and thesis will offer a candidate the opportunity to research a real-world, work-based problem or issue where the objective is to make a novel contribution to practice.
The degree consists of one-third coursework (equivalent to one-year full-time study) and two-thirds research (equivalent to two-years full-time study) which should be in an area studied by the student while undertaking coursework.
The program is intended to prepare candidates for the highest level of professional practice, in which they can contribute significantly to the development of Public Management practice.
The DPM is designed as a minimum three year full- time equivalent program, structured as one-third coursework and two-thirds research. The coursework component of the DPM will be undertaken through enrolment in courses already established within the School of Business, UNSW Canberra. Coursework must be completed prior to the research. The DPM may be undertaken on either a part time or full time basis.
Candidate for the degree shall:
a) have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor with Honours from the University of New South Wales at a standard not below Honours Class 2:1 or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;
b) have been awarded an appropriate award of a Masters Degree or Graduate Diploma at an average of Credit from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;
have had at least five years professional experience of a kind acceptable to the Committee AND have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent form another university or tertiary institution,
(i) satisfy the Committee that the qualification is at a level and of a character indicating research potential;
(ii) submit other evidence satisfying the Committee of their research potential.
In exceptional cases an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree.
If the Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant it may require the applicant to undergo such assessment or carry out such work as the Committee may prescribe, before permitting enrolment.