The program equips graduates with a deep, theoretically informed understanding of how knowledge and information are created, represented, communicated and used by individuals and groups both online and in the physical world. In addition, students develop the technical and project management skills needed to design, build and manage online information resources such as websites and digital repositories. Students gain an understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information practice; ethical practice; and the ability to operate with integrity, rigour, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contexts.
Graduates of the program have:demonstrated sophisticated information handling skills appropriate for professional practice in diverse environmentsan understanding of how to achieve organisational objectives by creating, sharing and using knowledgean understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information and knowledge practices, as well as the broader political, policy and technological contextsan understanding of ethical practice and the ability to operate with integrity, rigour, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contextsdemonstrated creative, critical, reflective problem-solving capabilities in the context of their professional roles and a commitment to lifelong learning, anddemonstrated capabilities in planning and implementing a project.
Career options include corporate information manager, database designer, electronic information systems manager, information content developer, information designer, knowledge manager, librarian, media researcher, network manager, research officer and records manager.
Last updated June 3, 2016