Master of Information Studies (with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Information Studies (with specialisations)
Graduate Diploma of Information Studies [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Information Studies

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies GradCertInfoStud

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies GradDipInfoStud

Master of Information Studies MInfoStud

Master of Information Studies (Children's Librarianship) MInfoStud(ChildLib)

Master of Information Studies (Data Management) MInfoStud(DataMgt)

Master of Information Studies (Information Architecture) MInfoStud(InfoArch)

Master of Information Studies (Information and Knowledge Management) MInfoStud(Info&KM)

Master of Information Studies (Leadership) MInfoStud(Lship)

Master of Information Studies (Librarianship) MInfoStud(Lib)

Master of Information Studies (Records and Archives Management) MInfoStud(Rec&ArchMgt)

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies (3310NS)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Master of Information Studies (3710US)

On Campus - SPACE University of Hong Kong
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Information Studies (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Information Studies (with specialisations)

A Bachelors or Masters (or AQF equivalent) degree in any discipline.
OR
Work experience at a professional level of a minimum of 10 years full time equivalence in an information or cultural organisation such as an academic, public, school or corporate library, data or archival centre, government information agency, museum, gallery or other information or cultural organisation will be considered
AND
English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Information Studies must meet the following admission requirements:

A completed Bachelor or Masters degree (or AQF equivalent).
OR
Demonstrated work experience at a professional level of a minimum of  3  years full time equivalence within the field of study or equivalent
AND
English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Information Studies (with specialisations)

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise specified.

Applicants who have the following qualifications will be considered for credit as detailed below:

Diploma/Associate Diploma/Advanced Diploma of Library and Information Studies and equivalents  from any recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - a maximum of 24 points comprising:

Two (2) Core subjects (16 points):
       INF406 Information Sources & Services
       INF435 Collections

One (1) Elective subject (8 points):
       INF451 Issues of Bibliographic Access
 

A professionally recognised/accredited undergraduate degree in the information studies field from any Australian university - a maximum of 48 points comprising:

   Seven (7) Core subjects (48 points):
       INF404 Foundations for Information Studies
       INF406 Information Sources & Services
       INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4 points)
       INF408 Professional Experience (PG) (4 points)
       INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
       INF429 The Information Society
       INF435 Collections


A professionally recognised/accredited Graduate Diploma or Masters course in the information studies field from any Australian university - a maximum of 64 points comprising:
  
  Nine (9) Core subjects (64 points):
       INF404 Foundations for Information Studies
       INF406 Information Sources & Services
       INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4 points)
       INF408 Professional Experience (PG) (4 points)
       INF415 Management of Information Agencies
       INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
       INF429 The Information Society
       INF435 Collections
       INF447 Research Evaluation
 

Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) from Charles Sturt University - a maximum credit of 48 points comprising:

Five (5) Core subjects (32 points):
       INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
       INF435 Collections
       INF447 Research in Practice
       INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4 points)
       INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 points)

Two (2) Elective subjects (16 points):
       INF010 Information Studies Credit (16 points)


Diploma in Teacher Librarianship or Diploma of Teacher Librarianship from Hong Kong University SPACE - a maximum of 32 points comprising:

  One (1) Core subject (8 points):
       INF406 Information Sources & Services

  Three (3) Elective subjects (24 points):
       INF433 Information Literacy
       INF451 Issues of Bibliographic Access
       INF010 Information Studies Credit (8 points)

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies [Exit Point Only]
No special arrangements apply.
Graduate Certificate in Information Studies

No special arrangements apply.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma [Exit Point Only] and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Information Studies (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

MASTER OF INFORMATION STUDIES (with specialisations)

(exit points: Graduate Diploma of Information Studies / Graduate Certificate of Information Studies)

To graduate with the Master of Information Studies, students must complete 96 points comprising nine (9) core subjects (64 points) and four (4) restricted elective subjects (32 points) chosen from those listed in the Specialisations.
Available specialisations include Children's Librarianship, Data Management, Information Architecture, Information & Knowledge Management, Leadership, Librarianship, and Records & Archives Management. Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise specified.


Core Subjects
The core comprises seven (7) standard (8-point) subjects and two (2) 4-point subjects. This is the equivalent of eight (8) standard (8-point) subjects.
INF404 Foundations for Information Studies
INF406 Information Sources and Services
INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 pts)
INF415 Management of Information Agencies
INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF429 The Information Society
INF435 Collections
INF447 Research in Practice
INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4 points)

Upon successful completion of the above core subjects, students are eligible to exit the Masters course with the GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION STUDIES.

Upon successful completion of INF404 Foundations for Information Studies plus any three (3) standard 8-point subjects in the Master of Information Studies course (including those chosen from the specialisation subjects), students are eligible to exit with the GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION STUDIES.

Having completed all core subjects listed above, students continuing in the Master of Information Studies are required to complete a further four (4) restricted elective subjects.

Students have the option to complete a general Master of Information Studies degree, or to complete the requirements of one of the specialisations detailed below, and graduate with a Master of Information Studies (specialisation).

Master of Information Studies - 3710US
Students are required to successfully complete any four (4) restricted elective subjects chosen from the course specialisation subjects.


Master of Information Studies (Children's Librarianship) - 3710CL
Students are required to successfully complete the following three (3) subjects:

INF505 Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INF516 Leadership in Library Services to Children and Young Adults
INF521 Literature and Other Resources for Children and Young Adults

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
ETL402 Literature Across the Curriculum
INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF519 Community Outreach
INF533 Literature in Digital Environments
INF541 Game Based Learning
INF464 Designing and Delivering Programs for User Engagement
INF556 Extended Essay in Information Studies

Master of Information Studies (Data Management) - 1717DM
Students are required to successfully complete the following three (3) subjects:

INF443 Digital curation and preservation
INF461 An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards and Ethics
INF463 Introduction to Data Tools and Analytics

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
INF449 Research Data Management
INF522 Project and Event Management
INF556 Extended Essay in Information Studies

Master of Information Studies (Information Architecture) - 3710IA

Students are required to successfully complete the following two (2) subjects:

INF456 Information Architecture for the Web
INF459 Designing and Creating Usable Websites

PLUS two (2) of the following subjects:
INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF522 Project and Event Management
INF556 Extended Essay in Information Studies

Master of Information Studies (Information and Knowledge Management) - 3710IK
Students are required to successfully complete the following three (3) subjects:

INF441 Knowledge Management in Practice
INF456 Information Architecture for the Web
INF527 Records, Archives and Society

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
INF443 Digital curation and preservation
INF449 Research Data Management
INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF522 Project and Event Management
INF528 Records and Archives Practice
INF459 Design and Creating Usable Websites
INF556 Extended Essay in Information Studies


Master of Information Studies (Leadership) - 3710LL
Students are required to successfully complete following subject:
INF515 Strategic Management

PLUS three (3) of the following subjects:
INF507 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF514 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies
INF522 Project and Event Management
INF556 Extended Essay in Information Studies

Master of Information Studies (Librarianship) - 3710LI
Students are required to successfully complete four (4) of the following subjects:

INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
INF433 Information Literacy
INF443 Digital curation and preservation
INF449 Research Data Management
INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
INF452 Information Services Around the World
INF464 Designing and Delivering Programs for User Engagement
INF465 Working with Special and Cultural Collections
INF505 Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF507 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF518 Community Histories
INF519 Community Outreach
INF522 Project and Event Management
INF541 Game Based Learning
INF556 Extended Essay in Information Studies

Master of Information Studies (Records and Archives Management) - 3710RM
Students are required to successfully complete the following three (3) subjects:

INF527 Records, Archives and Society
INF528 Records and Archives Practice
INF529 Organisational and Personal Records

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
INF430 Audiovisual Archiving
INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
INF432 Audiovisual Archiving 2
INF443 Digital curation and preservation
INF518 Community Histories
INF556 Extended Essay in Information Studies

KEY SUBJECTS
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course. Passing a key subjects is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts. From 201930 onwards, the key subjects for the postgraduate Information Studies courses are as follows:

Master of Information Studies
INF404 Foundations for Information Studies
INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF435 Collections

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies
INF404 Foundations for Information Studies
INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF435 Collections

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies
INF404 Foundations for Information Studies

Enrolment Pattern

The following enrolment pattern is provided as a guide for part time distance education students. Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment pattern according to their individual needs and subject availability. Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
INF404 Foundations of the Information Professions
INF429 The Information Society
Year 1 - Session 2
INF406 Information Sources and Services
INF435 Collections
INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4 points)


Year 2 - Session 1
INF415 Management of Information Agencies
INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 points) (commence)
Year 2 - Session 2
INF447 Research in Practice
INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 points) (complete)

Students may elect to exit at this point and graduate with the award GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION STUDIES.

Year 3 - Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject
Year 3 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject



SESSION 2 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 2
INF404 Foundations of the Information Professions
INF406 Information Sources and Services

Year 2 - Session 1
INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF429 The Information Society
INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4 points)
Year 2 - Session 2
INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 points) (commence)
INF435 Collections
INF447 Research in Practice
Year 2 - Session 3
INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 points) (complete)


Year 3 - Session 1
INF415 Management of Information Agencies

Students may elect to exit at this point and graduate with the award GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION STUDIES.

[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject
Year 3 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject

Year 4 - Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject

SESSION 3 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 3
INF404 Foundations of the Information Professions
INF415 Management of Information Agencies

Year 2 - Session 1
INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF429 The Information Society
INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4 points)
Year 2 - Session 2
INF406 Information Sources and Services
INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 points) (commence)
INF435 Collections
Year 2 - Session 3
INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4 points) (complete)
INF447 Research in Practice

Students may elect to exit at this point and graduate with the award GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION STUDIES.

Year 3 - Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject\
Year 3 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted Elective subject

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

INF408 Professional Placement (PG)
INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG)

Professional Accreditation

Graduates of the Master of Information Studies and/or Graduate Diploma of Information Studies may be admitted to Associate (professional) Membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) without further examination; similarly to professional membership of RIM Professional Australasia. Graduates of the Records and Archives Management specialisation may also be admitted to professional membership of the Australian Society of Archivists.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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