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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleGradDipIKM
CRICOS code058487D
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Contact information is available at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/about/contactus.html

Course coordinator

Dr Kerry Tanner (Caulfield)

Description

This course prepares students who have a first qualification in another discipline area, for professional careers in information and knowledge management. The course provides students with understanding of foundation information technology concepts and fundamental information and knowledge management principles, and develops further knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas within information and knowledge management (eg librarianship, records management, archival science, information architecture, knowledge management).

Objectives

The objectives of the Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management (GradDipIKM) are to:

  • provide students with knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information and knowledge management and information technology fields
  • provide students with knowledge, understanding, and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the information technology field
  • develop students' understanding of, and expertise in, information and knowledge management to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice
  • provide specific knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the requirements for professional recognition by ALIA, RMAA and ASA.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have completed a graduate qualification with a recognised specialisation in information management may be granted credit. Students who have been granted credit must still meet the specialisation unit requirements in order to complete the course.

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points

Professional recognition

Students who successfully complete the GradDipIKM in accordance with the structure and requirements outlined will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA), and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).

Structure

Students complete eight graduate-level units (48 points), from the MBIS program. These units include one or more foundation units (9000 level), and units selected from the corporate information and knowledge management professional track and/or the library, archival and recordkeeping systems professional track.

Students wishing to gain professional recognition by (a) the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as librarians and related information professionals, or (b) by the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA) or the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) as records managers and archivists, must select eight prescribed units, as listed below.

All units are offered in both on-campus and off-campus mode.

Areas of Study

Requirements

(a) Course structure for professional recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA):

  • FIT5086 Information and knowledge management principles
  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT5090 Social informatics
  • FIT5102 IT strategy and governance
  • FIT5104 Professional practice*
  • FIT5105 Information access
  • FIT5106 Information organisation
  • FIT9003 Database systems design

(b) Course structure for professional recognition by the Records Management Association of Australia (RMAA) and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA):

  • FIT5086 Information and knowledge management principles
  • FIT5087 Archival systems
  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT5090 Social informatics
  • FIT5102 IT strategy and governance
  • FIT5104 Professional practice*
  • FIT5107 Managing business records
  • FIT9003 Database systems design

* Special entry requirements apply; course coordinator approval is required.

Note: It is highly recommended that students undertake postgraduate orientation activities and workshops coordinated by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to the Master of Business Information Systems.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems after successful completion of 24 points of study.

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management