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Master of Information Studies (online) - 957AA

Course Code: 957AA
Course Version: 2
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This course aims to qualify students as information and knowledge professionals in diverse and contemporary environments. It is designed to equip students with the relevant skills for professional practice in all knowledge and information management agencies including libraries. The course emphasises the management and use of digital information for a diverse society and an organisations competitive advantage in the effective use of the internet. A broad theoretical base, emphasising the need for communication, is translated into the necessary skills for professional practice.

The course allows for specialisation in the fields of Knowledge Management, Internet Communication, Records Management and Librarianship or a general stream that allows students to customise an information studies qualification to suit their needs.

Admission Requirements

Admission is normally based on four years academic standing in a related discipline with the completion of any of the following:
a) Three year undergraduate degree plus an additional honours year
b) Four year undergraduate degree; or
c) Three year undergraduate degree plus a graduate diploma; or
d) Qualifications deemed the equivalent by the University.

In addition, where an applicant does not meet the normal University requirements for admission they may be eligible for admission under RPL-based admissions provisions applicable to the course.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students can demonstrate foundation skills and knowledge of computing, including the use of common software packages and the ability to access the internet and use email.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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

Alternate Exit Awards

Master of Information Studies in Internet Communication Master of Information Studies in Records Management Master of Information Studies in Librarianship Master of Information Studies in Knowledge Management

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

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

This course is available online, including for international students.

Professional Accreditation

The Librarianship stream is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The Master of Information Studies is accredited by Records Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA).

No professional recognition is available for the Knowledge Management and Internet Communication streams.

Course Duration

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

Honours

Not applicable.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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