Licenciatura em Administração Pública (em Chinês)

Awarding body/institution 頒授機構 Macao Polytechnic Institute
Responsible school 負責學校 School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Endorsement  in the Official Gazette 政府公報批示 137/2010
Name of final award / programme Title 學位及課程名稱 Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration (Chinese)
Duration of study 學習年期 4 years
MPI programme code 理工課程編號 4LADC
FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準 Level 6

Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme

School of Languages and Translation, School of Health Sciences and Sports

Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme


Programme outline 課程簡介
Studying BSc Public Administration you will examine key strategic issues in public administration, including theories and practice in public administration, political science, different kinds of public policy, public finance, law, international relations, the administrations in different countries, and urban management, etc. This strategic focus means our students are up to date with new developments and possibilities across many public sectors. Our staff work across an eclectic range of academic areas with a particular emphasis on inter‐disciplinary links. Research within our Programme focuses on the connections between economic, social, political, cultural and legal life and modern public administration and management.
Programme objectives 課程目標

This programme aims to supply Macao with innovative administrative management talents who can adapt to local demands. In addition to a systematic introduction to administrative management, this programme gives emphasis to the development of students’ humanistic quality and ability to apply their theoretical knowledge into practical work by adopting diverse teaching methodology including case study, interactive discussion, and internship. The ultimate aim of this programme is to enable graduates to demonstrate competency in practical administrative management work in government departments or other public/ private organisations.

What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
In general terms students will learn to analyse, synthesise and clearly present material. They will understand the complexity of public administration as social practice and be capable of apposite judgement on public concerns. They will learn to apply the concepts of public administration to particular cases and make reasoned and substantiated judgements. The compulsory modules will ensure that all students have common skills and competencies. They will understand the complexity of the relationships between public administration and the rest of society and will have a basic grasp of the interrelationship of the functions of public service.
Academic content 學術內容
A1 Knowledge and awareness of a range of subjects, fields, theories and approaches applicable to public administration.
A2 Knowledge and understanding of analytical tools used to analyse and interpret administrative problems, challenges and risks in a changing context.
A3 Develop a critical understanding of the economic, social and political environments which affect human relations in a public or non‐governmental organisation and the implications for its structure and culture.
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
B1 Develop an understanding of the theories, analytical approaches, methodologies and practices that underpin administration in a public context.
B2 Evaluate, extrapolate and synthesise relevant literature and empirical data and competently apply these to different public administration contexts.
B3 Develop students' ability to apply public administration theory to the analysis of a broad range of actual administrative problems.
Attributes 特質
C1 To learn continuously within academia and beyond and to employ relevant information and knowledge in understanding different contexts.
C2 To acquire research skills and values which can provide different approaches to problem solving and decision making in a public administration context.
C3 Develop knowledge and analytical skills that are transferable to employment including negotiation and communication skills.
How will you learn? 如何學習
The School promotes active learning within a context of clear learning objectives. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Most modules have a weekly course element and some require collaborative group work. We expect informal work groups to emerge particularly in the more numerically based subjects. Clear guidance on basic and supplementary reading is given. We recognise the value of independent work at final year level for undergraduates. We consider it important to develop the ability of students to undertake basic research through both practical and theoretical means and to develop the ability to write sustained, coherent narratives. In order to enable students to develop their skills we will offer extensive modules requiring independent work using written and presentational skills.
How will you be assessed? 如何評核
The School schedules an annual Public Administration Examination Board which considers all student academic profiles and agrees classifications and progression routes. Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, presentation and final examinations. Clear guidance on coursework requirement is given, emphasising approaches to coursework of various types and how to avoid plagiarism, together with rules and procedures. Examinations are typically of a three hour paper undertaken in the May/June diet of exams. Examination papers will be reviewed by an Internal Moderator and then by External Examiners. All exam papers go through a moderation marking procedure. All fail scripts together with a representative sample of intermediate scripts are sent to the External Examiners for quality control. Undergraduates have an opportunity to take supplementary exam and if they fail again, they have to re‐sit the failed modules.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
Course Title
Course Code
Course Selection Status

1st Year of Study 第一學年

Complete 2 subjects from elective group A See below 4 Elective 2
College Chinese I CHIN1100 2 Compulsory 1
Information Technology Fundamentals COMP1106 2 Compulsory 1
Advanced Computer Applications COMP1107 2 Compulsory 2
Principles of Economics ECON1104 3 Compulsory 1
English I ENGL1109 3 Compulsory 1
English II ENGL1110 3 Compulsory 2
Introduction to Law LLAW1102 3 Compulsory 2
Introduction to Public Administration PADM1101 3 Compulsory 2
Introduction to Political Science PADM1103 3 Compulsory 1
Physical Education PEDU1108 2 Compulsory 2
Introduction to Sociology SOCI1105 3 Compulsory 2
Mandarin I * MAND1111 3 Compulsory 1
Mandarin II * MAND1112 3 Compulsory 2
Portuguese I * PORT1111 3 Compulsory 1
Portuguese II * PORT1112 3 Compulsory 2
* Portuguese I / Putonghua I (Select one language subject)
Portuguese II / Putonghua II (Select one language subject)

2nd Year of Study 第二學年

English III ENGL2132 3 Elective 1
English IV ENGL2133 3 Compulsory 2
Human Resources Management HHRM2127 3 Compulsory 1
Constitution and Basic Law LLAW2121 3 Compulsory 1
Administrative Law LLAW2128 3 Compulsory 1
Statistics MATH2131 3 Compulsory 1
Government and Public Administration of Macao PADM2122 3 Compulsory 2
Political Thoughts PADM2123 3 Compulsory 1
Public Policy Analysis PADM2124 3 Compulsory 2
Public Finance PADM2125 3 Compulsory 2
Organisation Theory PADM2126 3 Compulsory 2
Ethics and Discipline in Public Service PADM2129 3 Compulsory 2
Official Document Writing PADM2130 3 Compulsory 1

3rd Year of Study 第三學年

Complete 2 subjects from elective group B See below 6 Elective 1,2
English V ENGL3142 3 Compulsory 1
English VI ENGL3143 3 Compulsory 2
Civil Service Law LLAW3137 3 Compulsory 2
Government and Public Administration of China PADM3134 3 Compulsory 1
E‐Government PADM3135 3 Compulsory 1
Urban Management PADM3136 3 Compulsory 2
Accounting and Budget Management PADM3138 3 Compulsory 1
Government and Business PADM3140 3 Compulsory 2
Internship PADM3141 4 Compulsory 2
Research Methods in Social Science SOCI3139 3 Compulsory 1

4th Year of Study 第四學年

Complete 4 subjects from elective group C See below 12 Elective 1,2
Comparative Public Administration PADM4150 3 Compulsory 1
Public Relations PADM4151 3 Compulsory 2
Selected Topics in Public Administration PADM4152 3 Compulsory 1
International Organisations and International Relations PADM4153 3 Compulsory 2
Graduation Research Project I PADM4154 3 Compulsory 1
Graduation Research Project II PADM4155 3 Compulsory 2

Elective Group A

Chinese History and Culture HIST1116 2 Elective  
Portuguese History and Culture HIST1117 2 Elective  
Introduction to Civil Law LLAW1118 2 Elective  
Music and Film Appreciation MUS1119 2 Elective  
Philosophy PHIL1113 2 Elective  
Critical Thinking PHIL1115 2 Elective  
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1114 2 Elective  
Science, Technology and Modern Society SOCI1120 2 Elective  

Elective Group B

Administrative Litigation Law LLAW3149 3 Elective  
Contemporary Public Management PADM3144 3 Elective  
Quality Management PADM3145 3 Elective  
Selected Readings in Public Administration PADM3146 3 Elective  
Government and Public Administration of Hong Kong PADM3147 3 Elective  
The History of Administration in Macao PADM3148 3 Elective  

Elective Group C

Gaming Economy and Management GRMM4162 3 Elective  
International Law LLAW4158 3 Elective  
Tax Law of Macao LLAW4159 3 Elective  
Crisis Management MGMT4156 3 Elective  
Non‐Profit Organisation Management PADM4157 3 Elective  
Globalisation and Regional Cooperation PADM4160 3 Elective  
Policy On Culture and Tourism PADM4163 3 Elective  
Labor Policy PADM4164 3 Elective  
Selected Topics in Social Science SOCI4161 3 Elective  
Social Welfare Policy SOCI4165 3 Elective  
What are the entry requirements? 入學條件
1. Secondary School Graduates(Form 6), or According to article 28 of the Higher Education Law of RAEM, article nº9, applicants of age 25 or above and with special ability conditions, need not comply with the above mentioned point 1. Upon successful completion of the entrance examination, the applicant will be eligible to further his/her studies in the BSSc Public Administration programme offered by MPI. All those who complete 25 years of age before September 1st will also be eligible to participate in the entrance examination.

(Note: According to article 4 of Decree‐Law 26/2003, the participants who have completed their secondary studies out of Macao need the recognition of MPI’s Academic Qualification Recognition Committee before they are eligible to register.)
2. Have passed the medical examination.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
The Staff‐Student Liaison Committee provides a formal means of communication and discussion between schools/institute and its students. The committee consists of student representatives from each year in the school/institute together with appropriate representation from staff within the school/institute. It is designed to respond to the needs of students, as well as act as a forum for discussing programme and module developments. Staff‐ Student Liaison Committee members meet regularly throughout the year.
Each school/institute operates a Learning and Teaching Committee, or equivalent, which advises the School/Institute Director of Taught Programmes on all matters relating to the delivery of taught programmes at school level including monitoring the application of relevant IPM policies and reviewing all proposals for module and programme approval and amendment before submission to Taught Programmes Board. Student views are incorporated in the committee's work in a number of ways, such as through student membership, or consideration of student surveys.
All schools/institute operate an Annual Programme Review (APR) of their taught undergraduate and postgraduate provision. APR is a continuous process of reflection and action planning which is owned by those responsible for programme delivery. The main document of reference for this process is the Taught Programmes Action Plan (TPAP) which is the summary of the school/institute’s work throughout the year to monitor academic standards and to improve the student experience. Students’views are considered in this process through analysis of the NSS and module evaluations.
Academic support 教學支援
The induction week before the start of Semester A provides introductory talks on all the services and support mechanisms available within the school and institute. The plasma screens within the school also update on timetabling, events and support services within the school. Students are assigned an academic advisor for them to consult on academic related support. Beyond this, the school also provides support services through a student advisor for nonacademic matters. The virtual learning environment has information on the different modules and supervisory advice for dissertations. Students are also advised on the support services available in the Language and Learning Unit. Students are assigned a dedicated supervisor for their core dissertation module.
Programme-specific rules and facts 課程特定的規則及事項
Support for disabled students 殘疾學生支援
Macao Polytechnic Institute has in place an institution‐wide policy to ensure that all student needs are taken care of and a supportive and accessible learning environment is maintained. When cases of special needs are notified or identified, special arrangements are made on a case‐by‐case basis with the joint effort of the programme and several student support services of the Institute, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Computer Services Centre, etc. to provide the necessary support.
Links with employers, internship opportunities and transferable skills 與僱主的關係、實習機會及可轉移技能
Graduates from this programme will have developed a range of cognitive and practical skills together which will be applicable to different contexts beyond academia. The School offers a range of internships available to students throughout their academic programme of study. The School also works closely with the Careers Service to locate possible placements, internships and in creating an effective CVs to reach potential employers. Throughout each academic year, the School invites a series of external speakers from a range of employers that integrates with a variety of modules.