Bachelor of Information Studies

Charles Sturt University

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

The Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University delivers expert education for the information and library professions. The degree is accredited by peak industry bodies, backed by more than 40 years of expertise in the information and library studies field, and taught by experts. Available online from anywhere in the world, the Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations) allows you to study anytime using the latest online technologies.

Structure

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Subjects

  • Librarianship
  • Childrens Librarianship
  • Information Management
  • Records and Archive Management

Standard entry requirements

  • Minimum ATAR requirements (including adjustment factors).
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR.
  • Demonstrated work experience of a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalence in an information or cultural organisation such as an academic, public, school or corporate library, data or archival centre, government information agency, museum, gallery or other information or cultural organisation will be considered

Recognition

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 International: $75,360 Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

Further information

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

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