MC196 - Master of Information Management

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Plan: MC196 - Master of Information Management
Campus: City Campus


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: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Business IT and Logistics (620H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 091301
CRICOS code: 077511G

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Information Management is designed to produce an accredited entry-level professional qualification preparing you for work as a manager in the library, information and knowledge industries. A rapidly changing work environment requires information literate graduates who are critical, creative and skilled in the storage, organization, access, retrieval, digitisation, dissemination and preservation of information through analysis, synthesis and interpretation. This involves focused training on designing solutions to information management problems and situations for a diverse range of organizations. 

Over the duration of the program you will experience a range of learning experiences including lectures, tutorials and workshops based on designing solutions to information problems. The application of the theoretical-based learning to the discipline-based work situation is undertaken through project work, real world case studies, guest speakers, seminars and the compulsory industry placement component.

The program is accredited by both the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA). As a graduate you will be able to operate globally as this qualification has international recognition. You will also be qualified to undertake management level positions in the library, records, archives and information management sectors. These include librarian positions in public, tertiary, special, government and school libraries, and management positions in records, archive, document and knowledge management areas.

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Management will articulate to the Master of Information Management with advanced standing, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses in order to qualify for the degree.

Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University’s Credit Policy.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below.

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyAccreditation DescriptionMembership and Opportunities

Australian Library and Information Association [ALIA]

Program quality and content satisfies current and emerging library information management practice for information professionals.
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in ALIA PD scheme

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia [RIMPA]

Program is recognised as satisfying the levels of competence described in the National Records and Archives Competency Standards.
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student (must work less than 25 hours per week)
  • New graduates eligible for membership category: Graduate (limited to 1 year)
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Certified

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

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

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

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 students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT 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.
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