Master of Information Management
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.
During this professionally-accredited program, you will learn practical and managerial skills to prepare you for work as an information professional who can confidently tackle IT, information management and organisational challenges.
Learning and teaching
This program is offered face-to-face and online.
Each face-to-face course usually involves 3 hours of class contact per week and approximately 6 hours of out-of-class preparation and assignment work. Classes are usually offered in the afternoon or early evening.
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's Swanston Academic Building features wireless connection to printers, the web and specialist learning resources, interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative learning spaces as well as retail and social spaces.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.
You must complete 192 credit points, which equals 16 courses (12 credit points each). If you are granted advanced standing, this will be reduced to 12 courses (12 credit points each). The program is structured in stages to enable you to:
- gain a solid background in business
- undertake coursework specific to information management
- study core courses that meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as a professional entry-level program
- combine core discipline knowledge with electives to consolidate the knowledge you have gained through your studies
- complete an optional minor thesis
- undertake a compulsory work placement.
The Professional Experience is a compulsory work-integrated learning course studied in the second year of the program.
You will complete a compulsory industry placement component that is equivalent to 3 weeks of full-time work. This can be taken at midyear, at the end of the year or flexibly during the year. Students with appropriate industry experience may seek an exemption from the industry placement.
An extensive network of industry links supports the program. For example, students are involved in projects with clients, such as devising and delivering an information literacy program to a group of clients; producing portals, blogs and wikis; and conducting surveys of service effectiveness in a range of organisations.
If you choose to undertake a minor thesis or study tour, you may only do so in the final semester of the Masters program.
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)/50%/Pass.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
- Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
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