MC179 - Master of Information Management

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Plan: MC179 - Master of Information Management
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Information Management
Award abbreviation: MInfoMgt
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Business IT and Logistics (620H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/businessitlogistics
ASCED code: 091301
CRICOS code: 068392F

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Purpose of the Program

The Masters of Information Management is designed to produce accredited entry level professional managers in the Library and Information Industry. The program has a strong emphasis on practicalities and skills for immediate application. Theory is considered for the benefits and understanding it can provide in solving real work issues. The program is designed to develop well-rounded, highly skilled individuals with enquiring minds who apply sound thinking and judgement to information management problems and situations in a diverse range of organizations.

Graduates will be able to operate globally as their qualifications have international recognition. This program aims to produce information literate graduates who are critical and creative managers able to deal with the ever changing information environment.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Applicants accepted based on qualifications (bachelor degree, graduate diploma) and/or recognition of prior learning such as appropriate documented work experience. English language standard as per RMIT policies for International students.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Master of Information Management is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). On completion of the master degree, graduates are eligible for associate membership of ALIA. RMIT students are eligible for student membership.

The Master of Information Management is accredited by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA). On completion of the master degree, graduates are eligible for affiliate membership of RIMPA. RMIT students are eligible for student membership.

Industry Links

RMIT students are eligible for student membership of the Institute for Information Management in Australia, (IIM) a body that has open membership for information professionals.

An extensive network of industry links supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers, industry-relevant projects and the industry placement underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program.

 

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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