Courses & Units

Course rules for M7W Master of Public Health

Course rules for Master of Public Health


  1. The College of Health and Medicine may accept as a candidate for the Master of Public Health a person who:
    • Has completed an undergraduate degree from an Australian university, or AQF7 level or the equivalent standard in any other   institution.
  2. International students must provide evidence of meeting the university’s English language requirements for public health  courses.
  3. Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than four semesters of full-time study [or its equivalent] and not more than eight calendar years, from the time of first enrolment.

    Course Structure

  4. To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass units totalling 200 CP from the accompanying Schedule.
  5. The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the Executive Dean, be in accordance with Schedules of units for the Master of Public Health accompanying these specifications.
  6. Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the College of Health and Medicine and as summarised in Schedule of units for the Master of Public Health
  7. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 25% weighting.
  8. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.
  9. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Executive Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

  1. Passes in subjects or units in other honours or postgraduate courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the College may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.


11. The College may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

12. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the College shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

13. The approved abbreviation for the award of Master of Public Health shall be MPH.