Bachelor of Information Studies (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Library & Information Studies courses
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Technology, Aviation, Engineering & Sciences Library & Information Studies

Bachelor of Information Studies

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Distance Learning | Charles Sturt University, Australia
Awarded by
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Course Code
LB007A
Application Code
1955-LB007A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
15 Nov 2021 (Mon)
Duration
24 months to 48 months
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$12,000* per 8 point subject; HK$6,000* per 4 point subject.

HK$132,000* (for HDLIM graduates)
HK$288,000* (for Non HDLIM graduates)
Actual course fee will be assessed on the number of subjects required.

* Subject to review at the time of enrolment

The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
How to Apply
Deadline on 18 Sep 2021 (Sat)
Enquiries
3762 0831
2571 8480

This distance-learning course, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia, is supplemented by local tutorials. It is for those interested in the field of library, information, records, archives and knowledge management.
 
The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association and other international library associations.
 
Exemption will be granted to graduates of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management.

In the 21st century, the library field is undergoing numerous changes that are redefining the traditional roles of and job opportunities for information professionals. Factors responsible for the changing nature of library field include the emergence of new technologies, changing user expectations, etc. In order to respond to the ongoing changes, the HKU SPACE collaborated with the Charles Sturt University, Australia (CSU) delivers the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of information studies for the prospective information professionals to equip their skills to meet the increasingly needs from diverse users.  The programmes are conducted in distance learning mode supplemented by local tutorials. The qualification awarded has the full recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and internationally by other professional bodies such as American Library Association (ALA) as a librarian.

This is the entry level programme. Local tutorials are led by prominent and experienced professionals in the field.

Programme Commencement Date for November 2021 intake: 15 November 2021
Application Deadline: 18 September 2021

Exemption will be granted to graduates of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management (HDLIM). Exemption may also be granted to graduates of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma not from Library and Information Science discipline. Request for exemption should be made at the time of application.

Graduates of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management :

  • 1 core subject (0 points);
  • 1 core subject (16 points);
  • 5 core subjects (8 points per subject); and
  • 4 elective subjects (8 points per subject)

 Graduates of Non Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management :

  • 1 core subject (0 points);
  • 1 core subject (16 points);
  • 2 practical subjects (4 points per subject)
  • 9 core subjects (8 points per subject)
  • 12 elective subjects (8 points per subject)

Core Subjects
(8 points per subject, unless otherwise specified)

  • INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School (0 points)
  • INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)
  • INF305 Engaging with the Information Professions
  • INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery (formerly Describing and Analysing Information Resources)
  • INF210 Collections
  • INF303 The Information Society
  • INF321 Introduction to Research
  • INF200 Supervision and Management
  • INF211 Information Sources and Services
  • INF218 Providing Access to Information

  • INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

* HDLIM graduates need to take subjects in italics only.

Practical Subjects

  • INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
  • INF208 Professional Placement (4 points)

Elective Subjects
(8 points per subject)

  • 4 elective subjects (for HDLIM graduates)
  • 12 elective subjects (for Non HDLIM graduates)

Assessments are mainly based on assignments and written examinations (most subjects may not have examinations). If students fail a subject, they have to re-take the subject in a session where the subject is being offered.  A retake fee of HK$12,000 per subject (subject to change) will apply.

Duration
  • - 48 months for non-Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management graduates

    - 24 months for Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management graduates
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Applicants shall:

1. (i) complete the HKDSE with an aggregate score of 13^ based on the four core subjects, Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies, and the best grade in one Category A elective subject. (Category B and C subjects are not included); and

 (ii) provide evidence of English proficiency#, such as

(a) an overall band of 6.0 with subtest of 5.5 in the IELTS; or
(b) a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL; or
(c) an overall score of 54 with a minimum of 46 in all communicative skills in Pearson Test of English; or equivalent.

OR

2.   have gained HKALE Grade E in 2 AL subjects including AS Use of English; or equivalent;

OR

3.   hold an associate degree or a higher diploma awarded by a recognised institution.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.

^ A subject Level 1 is equal to 1 point up to a Level 5 is equal to 5 points, 5* and 5** equals 6 points. Except for Compulsory Mathematics where Level 1 is equal to 0.5 points up to Level 5 equal to 2.5 points.

# Applicants who have met requirement 1(i) with Level 4 in English Language in the HKDSE Examination will be exempted.

Application Fee

HK$150 non-refundable

Course Fee
  • HK$12,000* per 8 point subject; HK$6,000* per 4 point subject.

    HK$132,000* (for HDLIM graduates)
    HK$288,000* (for Non HDLIM graduates)
    Actual course fee will be assessed on the number of subjects required.

    * Subject to review at the time of enrolment

    The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
INF203 Information Literacy (Module from Advanced Diploma in Library and Information Science/Bachelor of Information Studies)
COURSE CODE 21Z03658-0 FEES HK$11,000 (Admitted into the Bachelor of Information Studies programme before October 2017) or; HK$12,000 (Admitted into the Bachelor of Information Studies programme after October 2017) ENQUIRY 3762 0831
INF211 Information Sources and Services (Module from Advanced Diploma in Library and Information Science/Bachelor of Information Studies)
COURSE CODE 21Z03659-9 FEES HK$11,000 (Admitted into the Bachelor of Information Studies programme before October 2017) or; HK$12,000 (Admitted into the Bachelor of Information Studies programme after October 2017) ENQUIRY 3762 0831
INF333 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies (Module from Advanced Diploma in Library and Information Science/Bachelor of Information Studies)
COURSE CODE 21Z04467-2 FEES HK$11,000 (Admitted into the Bachelor of Information Studies programme before October 2017) or; HK$12,000 (Admitted into the Bachelor of Information Studies programme after Oct 2017) ENQUIRY 3762 0831
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework*
*This course is CEF reimbursable before the establishment of the Qualifications Framework

The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association and by other international library association.

Application FormDownload Application Form
CSU Application Form (Must submit with SF26)

Enrolment Method

Please complete both applications forms (HKU SPACE Enrolment Form SF26 & CSU Application Form) and submit to HKU SPACE Learning Centres together with verified academic certificate copies. Applicants should bring along the original copies of certificates and documents to HKU SPACE Enrolment Counters for verification when submitting their applications. For CSU Application Form, please be reminded to complete Questions 3 (English language proficiency) and Question 4 (Citizenship and residency).

Please note that course fee will only be collected from successful applicants after the selection process by HKU SPACE and Charles Sturt University.

Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.