MC196 - Master of Information Management

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Plan: MC196EXE15 - 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 or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne 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 delivers an accredited entry-level professional qualification which prepares you with a professional qualification in information management and work for library, information, records and knowledge industries. A rapidly changing work environment requires graduates who are critical, creative, resilient and able to design solutions for information management problems and situations for a diverse range of organisations. This program provides you with knowledge and skills in capturing, managing, preserving, storing and delivering the right information to the right people at the right time.

Over the duration of the program you will experience a range of learning experiences including lectures, tutorials, workshops and work integrated learning. The application of theory-based learning to discipline- based professional work is learned through projects, real world case studies, guest speakers, and seminars.

A capstone experience will be provided in LIBR1016 The Professional Experience which will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. The course promotes the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios.

This program prepares you for work in 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, archives, documents and knowledge management areas.

The program is delivered wholly on-campus or online or mixed mode.


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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

Academic Entrance requirements

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline);


Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline

Work Experience

Required: Minimum 3 years Full Time Equivalent (FTE) management experience

Applicants will be required to submit a CV.


Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Information Management;


Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline).

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 graduate's 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.
  • 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 only)
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Certified


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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:

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT 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.

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