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Master of Digital Information Management

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C04298v1
CRICOS: 084562D
UAC: 940516

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.

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.

As information is quickly becoming more digital in this information age it is important to have the capability to manage it.

Typical study program

Typical course programs are shown below.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57100 People, Information and Knowledge857100
57200 Organising and Accessing Information857200
57103 Knowledge Management Strategies857103
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57201 Managing Enterprise Information and Knowledge857201
57202 Information Research Methodologies857202
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
CBK91064 Electives24cbk91064

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $588. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

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.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90997 Foundation subjects24
STM90998 Core subjects (Information and Knowledge Management)24
CBK91064 Electives24
Total72

Course structure explained

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.

Additional information

Course duration

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

Full time, on campus

Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

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.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

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.

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 to receive professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) if they have completed the core foundation subjects, plus 57084 Information Architecture and Design as one of their three elective subjects.

Download a course guide

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Digital Information Management in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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