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Information Science

Oua masters by coursework

Gain the skills to develop and manage services and collections that document history, inform the present and engage communities.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Information Science (OpenUnis)
  • Duration


    1 year, 6 months full-time
  • Credit


  • Location


    Open Universities Australia
Course outline

Applicants for this course should apply through OUA directly

Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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Course outline



In this course you will gain the expertise to work as a librarian, archivist and records manager in a range of organisations.

You will learn how to collect, organise, access, curate and preserve information in ethical and meaningful ways. Overall, you’ll learn to think as an information specialist and apply knowledge in diverse work environments – including public and academic libraries, community and national archives, and government and corporate records offices.

You’ll also complete three-week practicums in a records/archives setting and in a library/information centre, gaining real-world experience and opportunities to develop your professional networks.

Upon graduation you’ll qualify for a career in information-management roles that include community programming, digital collections and curation, metadata and classification, records systems design and digital preservation.

How this course will make you industry ready

You'll complete two, three-week practicums where you'll gain real-world experience and be able to develop your professional networks.

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of the theory, principles and practices in information science, library science, archival science, and records management
  • generate creative and innovative solutions to complex issues facing the information professionals
  • access, adapt, and create information and technologies to communicate with diverse stakeholders
  • engage in ethical and culturally capable information practices within local, regional and international contexts
  • recognise, respect and support diverse cultures and knowledges with particular awareness of Indigenous perspectives
  • demonstrate personal autonomy, accountability and collaboration in professional practice that reflects high ethical and moral standards
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.


This offering is only available online. Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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  • Curtin course code: OM-INFSCI
  • Last updated on: 15 July 2024

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