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C04298v1 Master of Digital Information Management

Award(s): Master of Digital Information Management (MDInfoM)
UAC code: 940516 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084562D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Master of Digital Information Management is part of an articulated program designed to produce information professionals able to create and manage information which is increasingly in digital formats. It also examines strategies and practices for the delivery of knowledge services for both organisations and communities in the 21st century.

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.

Course aims

Graduates of the program have:

  • demonstrated sophisticated information handling skills appropriate for professional practice in diverse environments
  • an understanding of how to achieve organisational objectives by creating, sharing and using knowledge
  • an understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information and knowledge practices, as well as the broader political, policy and technological contexts
  • an understanding of ethical practice and the ability to operate with integrity, rigour, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contexts
  • demonstrated creative, critical, reflective problem-solving capabilities in the context of their professional roles and a commitment to lifelong learning, and
  • demonstrated capabilities in planning and implementing a project.

Career options

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.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or a graduate certificate in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Students who have successfully completed the graduate diploma in the articulated program and who are admitted to this course are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis.

Course structure

This course requires completion of 72 credit points made up of 24 credit points of core subjects, 24 credit points of electives and 24 credit points of master's core subjects. Students choose subjects from a specified list of electives. Students can choose an elective subject beyond the specified list only with the approval of the graduate adviser.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Course completion requirements

STM90997 Foundation subjects 24cp
STM90998 Core subjects (Information and Knowledge Management) 24cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57100 People, Information and Knowledge   8cp
57200 Organising and Accessing Information   8cp
57103 Knowledge Management Strategies   8cp
Spring session
57201 Managing Enterprise Information and Knowledge   8cp
57202 Information Research Methodologies   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57203 Information and Knowledge Management Project   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57100 People, Information and Knowledge   8cp
57200 Organising and Accessing Information   8cp
Spring session
57201 Managing Enterprise Information and Knowledge   8cp
57202 Information Research Methodologies   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57103 Knowledge Management Strategies   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Spring session
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
57203 Information and Knowledge Management Project   8cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57100 People, Information and Knowledge   8cp
57201 Managing Enterprise Information and Knowledge   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57200 Organising and Accessing Information   8cp
57103 Knowledge Management Strategies   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Spring session
57203 Information and Knowledge Management Project   8cp
57202 Information Research Methodologies   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57100 People, Information and Knowledge   8cp
57201 Managing Enterprise Information and Knowledge   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57200 Organising and Accessing Information   8cp
57103 Knowledge Management Strategies   8cp
Spring session
57202 Information Research Methodologies   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91064 Electives 24cp  
Spring session
57203 Information and Knowledge Management Project   8cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Digital Information Management (C07125) and the Master of Digital Information Management.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS