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Master of Information Studies (online) - 957AA

Course Code: 957AA
Course Version: 3
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 880508
CRICOS Code: N/A 21
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Join the masters of information 

In the digital age, knowledge and information professionals are in high demand.

Delivered online for flexibility, the Masters of Information Studies will enable you to meet the challenges facing this fast-growing sector. Develop your skills in knowledge management, information and communication for outstanding career opportunities in Australia and around the world.

Complete a Master of Information Studies (Online) to: 

  • learn how to manage and use digital information
  • know how new technologies can benefit different organisations
  • work confidently in complex information environments
  • upgrade your qualifications and specialise in this growing area
  • develop a program of general study to suit you
  • refine your communication skills for the professional workplace
  • have the ability to work independently and form expert judgements.

Study opportunities 

Focus on fields such as:

  • social research
  • library and recordkeeping environments
  • organisational knowledge
  • information organisation and leadership.

Career opportunities 

  • The course is accredited by:
    • the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
    • the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA)

Graduates of this degree have gained entry into the following careers:

  • information service manager
  • librarian
  • record and information manager
  • knowledge manager
  • information officer
  • researcher.

Important to know 

  • This information is new from 2015.
  • This course is available online, including for international students.
  • You must have a 3-year undergraduate degree, plus an additional:
    • honours year; or
    • graduate certificate; or
    • graduate diploma or equivalent.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Information Practices is a pathway course for this Masters.
  • There is assumed knowledge for this course.

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Admission is normally based on academic standing in a related discipline with the completion of any of the following:
- three-year undergraduate degree plus an additional honours year; or
- three-year undergraduate degree plus a graduate certificate; or
- three-year undergraduate degree plus a graduate diploma; or
- qualifications deemed the equivalent by the University.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students have a discipline background in knowledge and information studies and can demonstrate foundation skills and knowledge of computing, including the use of common software packages and the ability to access the internet, use email and upload/download files to/from the University website.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for International Applicants

This course is available online, including for international students, in semester 1 and semester 2.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Information Studies M InfSt

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 $28,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
An advanced and integrated understanding of knowledge and information studies, including recent developments in related fields of professional practice 2. Analysis and inquiry
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Personal attributes: thriving in environments of complexity and change
The expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills to contribute to the achievement of organisational and/or societal goals in the management and use of information and knowledge 1. Communication
2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Personal attributes: thriving in environments of complexity and change
The ability to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories 2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice
Sophisticated knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the broad field of knowledge and information studies and the ability to apply them to related areas of professional practice 2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
4. Working independently and with others
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
The ability to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement,
of knowledge adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner
2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, initiative and leadership
The ability to work independently and as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team 4. Working independently and with others
Personal attributes: foresight, initiative and openness to alternative perspectives
The ability to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences 1. Communication
2. Analysis and inquiry
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, initiative and leadership

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

None.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2019 NO NO

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
  • Past Offerings
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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