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Technology, Aviation, Engineering & Sciences Library & Information Studies

Master 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
LB008A
Application Code
1975-LB008A
2035-LB008A
2055-LB008A... more Application Code
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
01 Mar 2022 (Tue)
Duration
16 months to 44 months
Language
English
Course Fee
For Master of Information Studies:
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject

For Graduate Diploma of Information Studies:
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject / HK$7,250* per 4 credit points subject

* 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 03 Jan 2022 (Mon)
Enquiries
3762 0831
2571 8480

Master of Information Studies provides students with in-depth understanding of the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information in the contemporary information environment.

This distance learning programme, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia, is supplemented by local tutorials. The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association and internationally by other library associations.

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies is the Intermediate Exit Award of Master of Information Studies.

>Credit exemption would be given to students with relevant academic qualifications in library and information management and / or working experience.

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.

Students having bachelor's degree in non-library choosing to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Information Studies are required to complete seven core subjects and two practical subjects. Upon special request, students can choose to exit at Graduate Diploma level and will receive the CSU Graduate Diploma of Information Studies (which is the Intermediate Award of Master of Information Studies).

Students holding Diploma of Teacher Librarianship or Bachelor of Information Studies  and  Graduate Diploma of Information Studies receive special credit exemption.

Application Deadline for March 2022 intake: 3 January 2022
Programme Commencement Date: 1 March 2022

Master of Information Studies

Students need to complete (96 credits in total):

  • 64 credits of core modules (refer to the Graduate Diploma of Information Studies session below); and
  • 32 credits of elective subjects

Bachelor of Information Studies graduates only need to complete the following:

  • Two 8-credit core modules
  • Four 8-credit elective modules

# Graduate Diploma of Information Studies graduates only need to complete the following:

  • Four 8-credit elective modules

Diploma in Teacher Librarianship graduates will be exempted the following four 8-credit subjects (or their equivalent):

  • Information Sources and Services
  • Information Studies Credit
  • Issues of Bibliographic Access (formerly Application of Bibliographic Standards)
  • Information Literacy

(CSU has the final decision on the number of credits needed for each student)
 

Students can speed up their study if they take more subjects in a session, or make use of the third session.

 


Graduate Diploma of Information Studies

Students need to complete (64 credits in total):

  • 7 core subjects; and
  • 2 practical subjects

Core subjects (8 credits per subject)

  • INF404 Foundations for Information Studies
  • INF406 Information Sources and Services
  • INF415 Management of Information Agencies
  • INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery (formerly Describing & Analysing Information Resources)
  • INF429 The Information Society
  • INF435 Collections
  • INF447 Research in Practice

Practical Subjects (4 credits per subject)

  • INF466 Professional Study Visit
  • INF408 Professional Placement
  • Exemption may be granted to students of relevant academic qualifications and / or working experience.
  • Students can speed up their study if they take more subjects in a session, or make use of the third session.

Assessments are mainly based on assignments such as forum contribution, project work, essays, reports, quizzes and written examination (most subjects may not have a written examination).

If students fail a subject, they have to re-take the subject in a session when the subject is being offered.  >A retake fee of HK$14,500 per subject (subject to change) will apply for both Master of Information Studies & Graduate Diploma of Information Studies.

Duration
  • 44 months for non-Library and Information Studies bachelor degree holders

    24 months for Library and Information Studies bachelor degree holders

    16 months for Graduate Diploma of Information Studies 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 should have a Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university, or equivalent.

- Applicants with other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit by Charles Sturt University, with evidence of English proficiency such as:

  • a pass in Use of English in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination; or
  • an overall score of 6.0 in the IELTS; or
  • a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL
Application Fee

HK$150 non-refundable

Course Fee
  • For Master of Information Studies:
    HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject

    For Graduate Diploma of Information Studies:
    HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject / HK$7,250* per 4 credit points subject

    * 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
INF441 Knowledge Management in Practice (Module from Master of Information Studies)
COURSE CODE 21Z03655-6 FEES $13,000 (Admitted into the Master of Information Studies programme after Sept 2014) or; $13,500 (Admitted into the Master of Information Studies programme after Nov 2016) or; $14,500 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes after October 2017) ENQUIRY 3762 0831
INF415 Management of Information Agencies (Module from Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies)
COURSE CODE 21Z03656-4 FEES HK$11,000 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes before Sept 2014) or; HK$13,000 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes after Sept 2014) or; HK$13,500 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes after Nov 2016) or; HK$14,500 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes after October 2017) ENQUIRY 3762-0831
INF425 Metadata for Resource Discovery (Module from Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies)
COURSE CODE 21Z03657-2 FEES HK$11,000 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes before Sept 2014) or; HK$13,000 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes after Sept 2014) or; HK$13,500 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes after Nov 2016) or; HK$14,500 (Admitted into the Diploma in Librarianship/Graduate Diploma of Information Studies programmes after October 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 internationally by other library associations.

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

Enrolment Method

For graduates of Bachelor of Information Studies / Bachelor of Applied Science OR graduates of Graduate Diploma of Information Studies / Graduate Diploma of Applied Science, you should apply for Master of Information Studies

For bachelor's degree holder in non-library science, you should apply Graduate Diploma of Information Studies, which is the prerequisite of Master of Information Studies. You still need to apply under Master of Information Studies.

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.