Undergraduate Program Curriculum

Undergraduate Program Curriculum

The arrangement of the curriculum is made upon the basis of deep consideration. Compulsory courses in the level of university are intended to supply the students with sense of belonging to the university and to cultivate the national and moral consciousness among them, while the compulsory courses in the level of faculty will provide basic theoretical ground on social sciences in general. Meanwhile, the compulsory course gives the student basic comprehension in the field of public administration. This is the required understanding before students absorbed in their concentration choice. Nevertheless, students who choose certain concentration are not prohibited to study other courses in the counterpart concentration. They can be listener students in any class that is classified as the compulsory course in concentration that they do not choose. Clearly, the enrichment and broadening of knowledge is facilitated through curriculum structure. The existence of elective course is intended to cover the broad interest possessed by student to study various course matters and issues. Special for the elective course within department, the determination of courses given in each semester is adapted according to the need and demand of student. It also can be changed in the future due to the emergence of new contemporary issues. In short, the determination of elective course is always up-to-date.

The curriculum was also designed to appreciate the student achievement reached outside the campus. This is accommodated through what is called Appreciative Course. Through this course, students who have certain academic achievement such as writing publication in prestigious journal or winning the academic competition in national or international sphere will be given opportunity to convert their achievement into official credit semester unit. The maximum credit resulted as a conversion of achievement is 6. It means that a student who gets 
six credits on Appreciative Course. Course is considered as a student who has taken six credits of elective course.

The curriculum has been structured in such a way that it integrates a sequential courses of course groups, including:

(i) University compulsary courses

(ii) Faculty compulsary courses as basic supporting courses

(iii) Core of public policy and public management courses (department and concentration courses)

(iv) Elective courses in order to achive excellent graduate competencies.

Since the implementation of new curriculum in 2011, the UP3M has 144 credits which consist of 12 credits (6 courses) of university compulsory courses, 15 credits (5 courses) of faculty compulsory courses, 66 credits (22 courses) of department compulsory courses, 21 credits (7 courses) of concentration coursess, 15 credits (5 courses) of department elective courses, 9 credits (3 courses) of university/faculty elective courses and 6 credits for undergraduate thesis making. Furthermore, information regarding expected competencies (or learning outcomes) from each course, the courses requirements, the modules or syllabus of each course are provided to students through website at the student’s link. 

Pattern of Course Enrollment