Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Melbourne City or online
Throughout this professionally accredited program, you'll learn practical and managerial skills to prepare you for work as an information professional such as librarian, archivist or records manager.
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.
RMIT has offered postgraduate studies in information management for over 50 years. This program is valued by industry and students for the blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application at the core of the program's design. Our graduates emerge confident in their ability to tackle IT, information management and organisational challenges.
Together with long-term and extensive links with industry, the program exposes students to an enviable range of professional networks and career opportunities.
- 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see Pathways.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
You may choose to complete this program face-to-face at the Melbourne City campus, or entirely online, or blend the different modes of study to suit your personal or professional needs. For International students, some restrictions apply on the amount of online study you can undertake as part of this program.Please refer to general student visa conditions for details.
Each face-to-face course usually involves three hours of class contact per week and approximately six hours of out-of-class preparation and assignment work. Classes are usually offered in the afternoon or early evening.
Your classes will mostly be held at the Swanston Academic Building where innovative learning spaces are interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for business students.
Online study requires a similar time commitment - approximately 9 hours of study per course, per week and is conducted through the myRMIT student portal. You will be expected to work independently and in groups using technologies available through the online delivery.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.
Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.
In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, an extensive network of industry links supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers, student involvement with industry-relevant projects, and the industry placement underpin the work-integrated learning components of this program. The Board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in the program.
Work-connected and industry-relevant options available for this program include:
Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed so that external organisations can tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
- A Business Internship elective where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. This position is normally unpaid and is designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation.
Graduates work as:
- information, document and records managers
- teacher librarians
- community information officers
- database specialists
- research and information analysts.
You may work as an independent information broker, consultant or for commercial companies supporting the information industry. Graduates are also employed as document managers in health, welfare, public administration and other public sectors, in private industry, government and semi-government bodies, universities, schools and professional associations. RMIT students and graduates have been actively sought for internships at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, the State Library of Victoria, National Library of Australia and the Parliamentary Library, Canberra.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master degree is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector and Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA), the peak professional association for the records and information management industry of Australasia.
Students are eligible for student membership of ALIA. Students enrolled full-time are eligible for student membership of RIMPA and the Institute of Information Management (IIM).
Graduates are eligible for associate/affiliate membership of ALIA and RIMPA. IIM individual memberships are offered for information professionals.
Global intensives are a unique feature of the program. You can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. They depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree.
If you are planning to include a global intensive as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.
Other global mobility options available for this program include:
• Study abroad
• Student exchange