Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This specialisation is available in off-campus learning (OCL) mode. Not all units may be available in any one year.


Librarians and information specialists manage information and provide information services to clients in a wide range of contexts. They are concerned with analysing information needs, solving information problems, evaluating information sources, organising information, synthesising information into targeted information products, and training clients in the use of information products, services and systems. They work for commercial, government and community sector organisations, for information consultancies and as independent information brokers.

Professional recognition

Completion of this specialisation, along with specified core units in the Master of Business Information Systems, is recognised for professional recognition purposes by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Note that professional accreditation is dependent on unit choiceunit choice (


To qualify for a postgraduate award in with a specialisation in library and information science, students must complete the four units outlined below:

  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT5090 Social informatics
  • FIT5105 Information access and use
  • FIT5106 Information organisation

Students enrolled in course 3340 Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management should refer to the course entry for the sequence of units required to complete that course in this area of study.

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Relevant courses

  • 3340 Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management
  • 3341 Master of Business Information Systems (Professional)
  • 3342 Master of Business Information Systems