Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration (Chinese)
|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|
|Programme Accredited by 專業認可機構||Higher Education Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China|
|Language of instruction 授課語言||Chinese|
Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme
|School of Languages and Translation, School of Health Sciences and Sports, School of Applied Sciences, Social, Economic and Public Policy Research Centre, The Centre of Sino-Western Cultural Studies, and The “One Country Two Systems” Research Centre|
Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme
|Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau, Legal Affairs Bureau, Identification Bureau, Marine and Water Bureau, The Maritime Museum, Labour Affairs Bureau, Science and Technology Development Fund, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, and Pension Fund|
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. The ultimate aim of this programme is to enable graduates:
- Solid concepts and principles of public administration.
- Master the theory and skills of public administration.
- Can use public administration theories and skills to solve practical problems.
- Can distinguish the characteristics of public administration across different fields.
- Can find ways to play the role of public administration.
- Master the principle, purpose, structure, organization and function of public management.
- Can analyze clearly the relationship between the government and various economic entities.
- Know how to implement current relevant legal framework regulations.
- Can keep up with the modernization of public administration, especially the development trend of information technology.
- Familiar with the Constitution of the People's Republic of China and the Basic Law of Macau, and consciously safeguard the authority of the Constitution and the Basic Law.
- Adhere to the basic principles of Macao's public administration, master relevant laws and regulations, be familiar with administrative procedures, and abide by administrative ethics.
- Have a solid grasp of the basic theories and professional knowledge of public administration and related disciplines, and gain insight into the latest developments in the theory of public administration and related fields.
- Ability to independently analyze and review the latest developments and trends in the local community and other areas of public administration systems and related fields.
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 judgment on public concerns. They will learn to apply the concepts of public administration to particular cases and make reasoned and substantiated judgments. 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 contents 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.|
|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. Samples of three exam answer sheets (high, medium and low grades) 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 Selection Status
Year of Study
|Complete 2 subjects from elective group A||See below||4||Specialist Elective||1||2|
|College Chinese I||CHIN1100||2||Compulsory||1||1|
|Information Technology Fundamentals||COMP1106||2||Compulsory||1||1|
|Advanced Computer Applications||COMP1107||2||Compulsory||1||2|
|Principles of Economics||ECON1104||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Introduction to Law||LLAW1102||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Introduction to Public Administration||PADM1101||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Introduction to Political Science||PADM1103||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCI1105||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Mandarin I *||MAND1111||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Mandarin II *||MAND1112||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Portuguese I *||PORT1111||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Portuguese II *||PORT1112||3||Compulsory||1||2|
* Portuguese I / Putonghua I (Select one language subject)
Portuguese II / Putonghua II (Select one language subject)
|Human Resources Management||HHRM2127||3||Compulsory||2||1|
|Constitution and Basic Law||LLAW2121||3||Compulsory||2||1|
|Government and Public Administration of Macao||PADM2122||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Public Policy Analysis||PADM2124||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Ethics and Discipline in Public Service||PADM2129||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Official Document Writing||PADM2130||3||Compulsory||2||1|
|Complete 2 subjects from elective group B||See below||6||Specialist Elective||3||1,2|
|Civil Service Law||LLAW3137||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Government and Public Administration of China||PADM3134||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Accounting and Budget Management||PADM3138||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Government and Business||PADM3140||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Research Methods in Social Science||SOCI3139||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Complete 4 subjects from elective group C||See below||12||Specialist Elective||4||1,2|
|Comparative Public Administration||PADM4150||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Selected Topics in Public Administration||PADM4152||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|International Organisations and International Relations||PADM4153||3||Compulsory||4||2|
|Graduation Research Project I||PADM4154||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Graduation Research Project II||PADM4155||3||Compulsory||4||2|
|Elective Group A|
|Chinese History and Culture||HIST1116||2||Specialist Elective|
|Portuguese History and Culture||HIST1117||2||Specialist Elective|
|Introduction to Civil Law||LLAW1118||2||Specialist Elective|
|Music and Film Appreciation||MUS1119||2||Specialist Elective|
|Critical Thinking||PHIL1115||2||Specialist Elective|
|Introduction to Psychology||PSYC1114||2||Specialist Elective|
|Science, Technology and Modern Society||SOCI1120||2||Specialist Elective|
|Elective Group B|
|Administrative Litigation Law||LLAW3149||3||Specialist Elective|
|Contemporary Public Management||PADM3144||3||Specialist Elective|
|Quality Management||PADM3145||3||Specialist Elective|
|Selected Readings in Public Administration||PADM3146||3||Specialist Elective|
|Government and Public Administration of Hong Kong||PADM3147||3||Specialist Elective|
|The History of Administration in Macao||PADM3148||3||Specialist Elective|
|Elective Group C|
|Gaming Economy and Management||GRMM4162||3||Specialist Elective|
|International Law||LLAW4158||3||Specialist Elective|
|Tax Law of Macao||LLAW4159||3||Specialist Elective|
|Crisis Management||MGMT4156||3||Specialist Elective|
|Non‐Profit Organisation Management||PADM4157||3||Specialist Elective|
|Globalisation and Regional Cooperation||PADM4160||3||Specialist Elective|
|Policy On Culture and Tourism||PADM4163||3||Specialist Elective|
|Labor Policy||PADM4164||3||Specialist Elective|
|Selected Topics in Social Science||SOCI4161||3||Specialist Elective|
|Social Welfare Policy||SOCI4165||3||Specialist Elective|
What are the Entry Requirements? 入學條件
According to Article 3 of Academic Regulations Governing Bachelor's Degree Programmes of MPI,
An applicant shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme of the Institute if s/hea) holds a qualification not lower than Grade 12 or the equivalent, andb) fulfils other admission criteria prescribed by the programme of study concerned.
An applicant of age 23 or above, proven to possess relevant capabilities (especially in the entrance examination(s) of MPI), shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme with a waiver on the requirement in item a) of above point.
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 students with disabilities 身心障礙學生支援
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 various student support services of the Institute, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Information Technology Department and the Campus Management and Development Department, 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.