Master of Information Management


  • Program code: MC179
  • Campus: City campus

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Please note: this program is no longer offered to commencing students, it has been replaced with MC196 Master of Information Management. You are being redirected to this page.

Information management addresses key issues faced by information professionals: managing new information opportunities, using IT solutions and managing the impact of new information-based products and services.

During this professionally accredited program, you'll learn practical and managerial skills to prepare you for work as an information professional who can confidently tackle IT, information management and organisational challenges.


1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

This program is offered face-to-face and online.

Each face-to-face course usually involves 3 hours of class contact - a lecture plus tutorial - per week or equivalent, and approximately 6 hours of out-of-class preparation and assignment work. Classes are usually offered in the afternoon or early evening.

Online study requires a similar time commitment - approximately 9 hours of study per course, per week and is conducted through the myRMIT student portal. Students will be expected to work independently and in groups using technologies available through the online delivery.

RMIT's new Swanston Academic Building offers interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative spaces.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.

You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

You must complete 144 credit points, which generally equals 12 courses (12 credit points each).

This includes the compulsory work-integrated learning course, Professional Issues and Practice; core courses that meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as a professional entry-level program; electives and the option to complete a minor thesis.

Currently no program handbook (program guide) is available online. Please contact the school listed under "Owning school" below.

Industry connections

You'll complete a compulsory work experience component that is equivalent to 3 weeks of full-time work. This can be taken at midyear or at the end of the year.

Students with appropriate industry experience may seek an exemption from this placement.

Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.


Graduates work as:

  • information, document and records managers
  • librarians
  • archivists
  • teacher librarians
  • community information officers
  • database specialists
  • research and information analysts in private industry, government and semi-government bodies, universities, schools and professional associations.

You may also work as an independent broker or consultant or in electronic document management, with application in litigation support, health and welfare, public administration and a variety of industry groups.

Professional recognition and accreditation


Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the nation's professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) the peak professional association for the records and information management industry of Australasia.


Graduates are entitled to associate membership of ALIA and students are eligible for student membership.

Graduates are entitled to an affiliate membership of RIMPA and (full-time) students are eligible for student membership.

Full-time students are eligible for student membership of the Institute for Information Management in Australia, a body that has open membership for information professionals.

Global opportunities

International study tours allow you to combine an intensive 24 credit point course with overseas industry visits, and cultural and historical tours.

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

If you satisfy the following requirements you will be eligible for selection; however, there is no guarantee that you will be selected as demand for the program varies each intake.

Program entry requirements

A Bachelor degree program in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, with a minimum average of 50% or Pass or GPA 1.0 (out of 4.0).

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but have appropriate documented work experience may be admitted.



Selection tasks

There is keen competition for both full-time and part-time places and some applicants may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Intending applicants are advised that the written statement accompanying the personal details on the application form requires particular attention.

We are interested in your previous employment in information work or related fields, your perceptions of information work, the reasons for your application, and why you believe you would succeed as an information professional.

Lack of relevant work experience should not deter you from applying.

How to apply

1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.

2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the relevant closing date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.

3. Check the table below for how to apply.

4. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.

Application method

Level of study

Semester 1

Semester 2 (midyear)

Graduate Certificate, Diploma

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Graduate Diploma in Education

VTAC application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Masters by coursework

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)


Tuition fees vary according to each program and are adjusted annually.

There are 2 tuition fee types:

  • full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost
  • Commonwealth supported place (CSP) fees where your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government if you meet the eligibility criteria. There are only a small number of CSPs available.

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP loan scheme to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.

Other fees

Additional expenses can include textbooks, stationery, printer paper, internet access fees outside of the RMIT campus, and other relevant costs.

Students will be required to purchase materials for use in the production of their practical work.

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.


Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Management at RMIT are eligible for 8 course exemptions and have 4 courses remaining. No other exemptions or substitutions given.

If you apply for exemptions from postgraduate courses completed at other institutions, these will be considered by the selection officer upon receipt of your academic transcript.

Early in your studies, we will invite you in to discuss your exemptions.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Further study

Business research programs are offered at Master and Doctoral level.

Owning school

Business IT and Logistics

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
Make an enquiry


Dr Sue Reynolds
School of Business IT and Logistics

Information for prospective students

Prospective students are welcome to contact the school and meet client services and academic staff. Information sessions are run throughout the year. For details visit the College of Business Postgraduate studies page or contact the school.

For further information about two-year Master by coursework programs offered by the College of Business, please visit the FAQ web page at


Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.