Master of Information Management
Full-time or part-time
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|Study mode||Online, on-campus and mixed on- and off-campus|
February or July
If you begin your in July you will have a restricted study program due to the prerequisites and unit availabilities. Mid-year intake not available to international students.
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
This course will provide you with a professional qualification in information management together with an understanding of how the field of information management is developing.
The Master of Information Management offers two streams of study: information and library studies, or records management and archives. Both streams offer introductory and advanced units in each discipline, as well as the option of undertaking an individual research project.
You must complete a practicum placement within a library or an information centre during a semester break as a requirement of the course. This practicum placement is organised by the Department of Information Studies.
*Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this course can only study it fully online. This course is not available to onshore international students.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A bachelor degree or equivalent.
As the course is heavily dependent on computer skills, you should develop competency in word-processing and Internet browser software before commencing the course.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Regular and reliable Internet access is required.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$17,600*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Depending on the stream(s) you study, the Master of Information Management is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia).
Applicants professionally qualified in either librarianship or records management and with professional experience will be eligible for credit for recognised learning (CRL) of up to one year.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Librarians acquire, organise and retrieve information in whatever form it is available. They work with the government, industry and educational sectors to deliver high quality information services and content.
Records managers mainly deal with the records of private and government organisations, including information that enables an organisation to operate and to satisfy the demands of the law. Records managers are increasingly involved in all aspects of corporate information use, particularly digital records.
Archivists usually deal with older records that have historical importance and may be publicly available to researchers and the public.
Good information management skills are in demand across many sectors of employment. With a qualification that comprises librarianship, records management and archives, you are well placed to find work as an information professional.
More information about Information Management and Library Studies