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Bachelor of Public Administration | Major in Public Administration (Revised in 2017)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Bachelor of Public Administration
Short name : B.P.A.


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Public Administration (Revised in 2017) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:

1) Have systematic academic knowledge in public administration at the ASEAN level and be able to apply the knowledge in analyzing complex situations or problems with constructive criticism.
2) Have the ability to analyze systematic and strategic thinking and be able to make decisions and use research bases in their work.
3) Be a ble to communicate and use foreign languages.
4) Be able to analyze and interpret statistical information for use in management.
5) Be able to appropriately apply technology to their work.
6) Have human relations to work in the organization and be able to adjust their lifestyles under conflict of values, be able to adapt to diverse societies, listen to different opinions and express opinions constructively.
7) Have skills in professional ethics in Public Administration.
8) Have ethics and good governance in working and be responsible to the society and public.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 142 credits consisting of:

General education course 
Specific requirement course                                       
      
- Core course   
      - Mandatory course                                         
      - Elective course   
Free elective course             

30 credits
106 credits
84 credits
16 credits
6 credits
6 credits


4. COURSES

General Education Courses  (30  credits)         
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. Please click on each course name to see the course description.

 

Credits

Language Courses        
000 101 English I
000 102 English II     
000 103 English III       
000 104 English IV

12
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Social Sciences Courses
000 145 Leadership and Management

3
3 (3-0-6)

Mathematics and Science Courses    
000 174 Learning Skills
000 175 Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
000 160 Basic Computer and Information Technology

6
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
No credit*

*000 160: Students must learn by themselves in the university's e-Learning system or apply for training on various topics specified by the university. Classroom instruction is not provided and credits are not counted. Students must take the test in the e-Testing system according to the criteria set by the university.                           

Faculty’s General Education Courses

9

Social Sciences Courses
HS 420 001 Cross-cultural Literacy
HS 430 001 Community-Based Learning

Language Courses (Foreign Language 1)
Students are required to register for one of the following foreign language courses (3 credits) or any additional courses offered later.

HS 311 001 Chinese I
HS 321 001 Basic Japanese I
HS 331 001 Korean I
HS 911 101 Khmer I
HS 921 101 Laotian I
HS 931 101 Burmese I
HS 941 101 Vietnamese I
HS 951 101 Bahasa Indonesia I

6
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

3

 

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Note: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)

 


Specific Requirement Courses  (106 credits)
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later.

 

Credits

Core Courses
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later.

84

HS 411 101 Introduction to Public Administration
HS 411 102 Organization Theories and Management
HS 411 301 Introduction to Political Sciences
HS 411 302 Thai Politics and Government Administration
HS 411 401 Academic Reading and Writing in Public Administration
HS 412 103 Public Policy
HS 412 104 Principles and Techniques of Planning
HS 412 303 Political and Economy Systems
HS 412 304 International Relations
HS 412 402 Integrated Analytical Thinking in Public Administration
HS 412 501 Principles of Public Law
HS 412 601 Development Management
HS 412 901 Political Geography  
HS 413 105 Strategies for Human Resource Management
HS 413 106 Public Finance Management
HS 413 403 Research Methodology in Public Administration
HS 413 404 Strategies for Human Resource Development
HS 413 405 Public Administrative Procedures and Service
HS 413 406 Strategic Project Management
HS 413 502 Administrative Law
HS 413 602 Natural Resource and Environment Management
HS 413 603 Spatial and Regional Planning                  
HS 414 407 Psychology in Administration                    
HS 414 408 Administrative Ethics
HS 414 409 Quality Management and Innovation in Public Sector
HS 414 410 Leadership
HS 414 801 Local Administration    
777 100 Introduction to Law

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Mandatory Courses

16

Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 16 credits. 

Public Administration Mandatory Courses
HS 413 411 Public and Private Management

 
3 (3-0-6)
Cooperative Education in Public Administration Courses
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 10 credits. Students can choose to study the courses HS 411 761 and HS 414 785 or additional courses offered later.

 
HS 412 785 Preparation for Cooperative Education in Public Administration I
HS 413 785 Preparation for Cooperative Education in Public Administration II
HS 414 761 Seminar in Public Administration
HS 414 785 Cooperative Education in Public Administration

 
1 (1-1-2)
1 (1-1-2)
1 (1-1-2)
1 (1-1-2)

 
Students who will be enrolled in the course HS 414 785 Cooperative Education in Public Administration must have undergone a preparatory training provided by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or the University before doing the Cooperative Education for not less than 30 hours OR students register for a course offered by the faculty which is equivalent to preparatory training for Cooperative Education and must be enrolled in the courses Preparation for Cooperative Education in Public Administration I and HS 413 785 Preparation for Cooperative Education in Public Administration II.
 
Language Courses (Foreign Language 2)
Students are required to register and pass at least one of the following foreign language courses. The chosen language course must conform with the language course registered in the Language Courses (Foreign Language 1) category or additional courses offered later.
HS 311 002 Chinese II (#HS311001 or #HS311102)* 
HS 321 002 Basic Japanese II (#HS321001)*
HS 331 002 Korean II (#HS331101 or #407101)*
HS 911 102 Khmer II (#HS911101 or #HS427111)*
HS 921 102 Laotian II (#HS921101 or #427212 or #427212)*
HS 931 102 Burmese II (#HS931101 or #427311)*
HS 941 102 Vietnamese II (#HS941101 or #427411)*
HS 951 102 Bahasa Indonesia I (#HS951101 or #427511)*

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Elective Courses

6

Students are required to choose to register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 6 credits.

HS 413 305 Thai Political Development
HS 413 412 Organization Behavior and Development
HS 413 413 Political Economy in Public Administration
HS 413 415 Human Security Administration
HS 413 417 Public Policy in Global Context
HS 414 414 Nonprofit Organizations Management  
HS 414 416 Political Economy of Development Administration
HS 414 418 Comparative Public Management in ASEAN
HS 414 419 Principle and Techniques of Public Services Assessment
HS 414 503 Law for Human Resource Management

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Note 1: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)
Note 2: *Student must pass the course #XXX XXX first.


Free Elective Courses  (6 credits)         
Students are required to register not less than 6 credits of free elective courses offered by Khon Kaen University or another educational institution. The course registration must be approved by the Program Committee.


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 101
000 174

HS 411 301
HS 411 101
HS 411 401

XXX XXX

English I
Learning Skills

Introduction to Political Sciences
Introduction to Public Administration
Academic Reading and Writing in Public Administration

Free elective course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3

 

Total credits

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 102
000 159
HS 411 302
HS 411 102
HS 420 001
777 100

English II
Citizenship in Democratic Society
Thai Politics and Government Administration
Organization Theories and Management
Cross-cultural Literacy
Introduction to Law

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

 

Total credits

18


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 103
HS 412 303
HS 412 103
HS 412 304
HS 412 601
HS 430 001
XXX XXX

English III
Political and Economy Systems
Public Policy
International Relations
Development Management
Community-Based Learning
Free Elective Course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

3 (3-0-6)
3

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 104
000 175

HS 412 901
HS 412 104
HS 412 501
HS 412 402
HS 412 785

English IV
Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Political Geography             
Principles and Techniques of Planning
Principles of Public Law
Integrated Analytical Thinking in Public Administration
Preparation for Cooperative Education in Public Administration I

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

3 (3-0-6)
1 (1-1-2)

 

Total credits

18


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 413 105
HS 413 106
HS 413 502
HS 413 411
HS 413 602
XXX XXX
HS 413 XXX

Strategies for Human Resource Management
Public Finance Management
Administrative Law
Public and Private Management
Natural Resource and Environment Management
General Education (Foreign Language 1)
Major Elective Course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3
3

 

Total credits

21


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 413 403
HS 413 404
HS 413 405
HS 413 406
HS 413 603
HS 413 785
XXX XXX

Research Methodology in Public Administration
Strategies for Human Resource Development
Public Administrative Procedures and Service
Strategic Project Management
Spatial and Regional Planning
Preparation for Cooperative Education in Public Administration II
Elective Course (Foreign Language Course)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
Not counted
3

 

Total credits

18


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 414 785

Cooperative Education in Public Administration

9

 

Total credits

9


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 414 407
HS 414 408
HS 414 409
HS 414 410
HS 414 801
HS 414 761
HS 414 XXX

Psychology in Administration
Administrative Ethics
Quality Management and Innovation in Public Sector
Leadership
Local Administration     
Seminar in Public Administration
Major Elective Course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
1 (1-1-2)
3

 

Total credits

19

Total = 142 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

An applicant must have completed 6 years of high school (Matayom 6).


7. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Assoc. Prof. Sataporn Roengtam (sataro@kku.ac.th)              Head
Assoc. Prof. Sukanya Aimimtham Member
Assoc. Prof. Somnuek Panyasing Member
Assoc. Prof. Pitundorn Nityasutddhi                          Member
Mr. Chanavit Anusuren Member
Ms. Rungarun Boonsayan Member
Ms. Pornsan Piyanantisak Member
Asst. Prof. ‪Nipapan Jensantikul‬  Member
Mr. Jackrit Kamudhamas Member and Secretary

 

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