Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Information Studies

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

This course offers a general information studies qualification or students can choose from specialisations that include librarianship, information and knowledge management or records and archive management. Our industry-accredited degree offers students an in-depth understanding of information and library studies or information management in a contemporary context.


192 points - 13 core subjects (96 points) plus 12 restricted elective subjects (96 points) comprising any 12 subjects chosen from those listed in the specialisations.


  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information studies - librarianship
  • Children's Librarianship:

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Certificate III or higher.


Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Similarly to professional membership of Records and Information Management Professional Australasia. Graduates of the Records and Archives Management specialisation may also be admitted to professional membership of the Australian Society of Archivists.

Study pathways

Honours year is available. Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course. To exit with the University Certificate in Information Studies, students must complete 8 subjects (64 points). To exit with the Associate Degree in Information Studies, students must complete 16 subjects (128 points).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years

Further information

There is a compulsory three-day course orientation residential school scheduled at the commencement of the course.

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