Curso de Licenciatura em Administração Pública (em Português)
|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 (Portuguese)|
|Duration of study 學習年期||4 years|
|MPI programme code 理工課程編號||4LANP|
|FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準||Level 6|
|Programme Accredited by 專業認可機構||A3ES|
|Language of instruction 授課語言||Portuguese|
Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme
Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme
Programme outline 課程簡介
Studying BSc Social Sciences in Public Administration (Portuguese) you will examine key strategic issues in Public Administration, including political science, government and public administration of Macao, accounting and budget management, information and communication technologies and international organizations and international relations. The transdisciplinary training of professionals in the area of administrative management, providing them with a creative spirit and human training falls under the goals of creating an open and harmonious environment for the free expression of academic views and of encouraging students to work towards self-improvement, maturity, and a willingness to serve. Students are also taught on how a growing virtual organization environment work.
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:
- Understand the basic concepts and principles of Public Administration.
- Know and identify the theoretical models and techniques of Public Administration.
- Applying the theoretical models and techniques of Public Administration to real world situations.
- Understand the interdisciplinary nature of Public Administration.
- Understand the way of functioning of Public Administration.
- Know the fundamentals, objectives, structure, organization and functioning of public management.
- Analyze the relations between the State and other sectors of the economy.
- Be able to use the main legal instruments available.
- Be able to adapt to modernization in the Public Administration, particularly regarding aspects about information society.
What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
By the end of this programme, students should: understand the basic concepts and principles of Public Administration; know and identify the theoretical models and techniques of Public Administration, applying them to real world situations; understand the interdisciplinary nature of Public administration; understand the way of functioning of Public Administration; know the fundamentals, objectives, structure, organisation and functioning of public management; analyse the relations between the State and other sectors of the economy; be able to use the main legal instruments available; be able to adapt to modernisation in Public Administration, particularly regarding aspects about information society. The study cycle was organised to enhance training, which aims at a strong link between theory and practice. Annual monitoring actions about the training process are foreseen to be undertaken by the programme coordinator.
Academic contents 學術內容
|A1||Knowledge and awareness of the new challenges of public services: the modernisation, proximity and dynamism. The programme is based on areas such as Law, Social Sciences and Management and Accounting.|
|A2||Knowledge and understanding: Understanding the main concepts of Public Administration and the main approaches of the General Theory of Administration.|
|A3||Making judgements: Critical argumentation when analysing organisational situations, leading to the discussion of related topics within the class.|
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
|B1||Application of knowledge and understanding: Ability to associate various concepts; Ability to describe practical examples; Ability to identify topics of Administration in an organisational context.|
|B2||Learning abilities: Ability of studying autonomously; Independent critical reflection, understanding the functions of people management and applying them to organisational situations.|
|B3||Communication abilities: Describe real situations on the developed topics, developing argumentation skills and association of concepts.|
|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 the context of Public Administration.|
|C3||Develop knowledge and a broad overview of the various skills needed to work in public administration in a multicultural context.|
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 subjects 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 subjects requiring independent work using written and presentational skills, in both presential and virtual environments. Students will have accwss to an e-learning platform that will work, not only as as depository for the majority of materials of each subjects, but also as comunication and assessment tools.
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. Subejcts 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. 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 subjects.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
Duration - 4 years; Teaching Language - Portuguese; Mode - Evening Programme.
Learning Module Title
Learning Module Code
Learning Module Selection Status
Year of Study
|Complete 2 subjects from elective group A||See below||4||Specialist Elective||1||1&2|
|Introduction to Public Administration||PADM1101||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Introduction to Law||LLAW1102||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Information Technology Fundamentals||COMP1106||2||Compulsory||1||1|
|Principles of Economics||ECON1104||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCI1105||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|College Portuguese I||PORT1100||2||Compulsory||1||2|
|Introduction to Political Science||PADM1103||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Advanced Computer Application||COMP1107||2||Compulsory||1||2|
* Portuguese I / Mandarin I (Select one language subject)
Portuguese II / Mandarin II (Select one language subject)
|Public Policy Analysis||PADM2124||3||Compulsory||2||1|
|Constitution and Basic Law||LLAW2121||3||Compulsory||2||1|
|Human Resources Management||HHRM2127||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Ethics and Discipline in Public Service||PADM2129||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Official Document Writing||PADM2130||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Government and Public Administration of Macao||PADM2122||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Complete 2 subjects from elective group B||See below||6||Specialist Elective||3||1&2|
|Government and Public Adm. of China||PADM3134||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Government and Business||PADM3140||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Civil Service Law||LLAW3137||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Accounting and Budget Management||PADM3138||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Research Methods in Social Sciences||SOCI3139||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Complete 4 subjects from elective group C||See below||12||Specialist Elective||4||1&2|
|Comparative Public Administration||PADM4150||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Graduation Research Project I||PADM4154||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Selected Topics in Public Administration||PADM4152||3||Compulsory||4||2|
|International Organizations and International Relations||PADM4153||3||Compulsory||4||2|
|Graduation Research Project II||PADM4155||3||Compulsory||4||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|
|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|
|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|
|Tax Law of Macao||LLAW4159||3||Elective|
|Non‐Profit Organisation Management||PADM4157||3||Elective|
|Globalisation and Regional Cooperation||PADM4160||3||Elective|
|Policy On Culture and Tourism||PADM4163||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
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
All the classes have a class representative that makes the straight connection with the programme coordinator. The programme coordinator meets at least once a semester with the class representative. At the school level, it’s also held a meeting per semester with the class representatives and the school director and the programme coordinators. Each semester the management board of the institute meets the class representatives of all the schools, the alumni, heads of the administrative departments, all directors and all the programme coordinators.
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 non-academic 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
Regarding the internship, the School has contacts with several institutions and organizatioons, which aims to develop an internship programme suitable for training students; to promote contacts with entities and employers of various industries that receive our students; and to contribute for the integration of students into the labour market serving as a link between school, the Public Administration and the business world.
This school contacts, together with the programme coordinator and the teacher responsible for internships, prepare the students' allocation to the several training places, according to the objectives of the internship, the students' interests and the availability of places for the internship. During the internship period, students can still use all School services (libraries, study rooms, computer rooms,...)