Information Theory & Research

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Information Theory & Research is an online unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia that evaluates central theories relating to information management, and considers the contribution of research to professional practice and scholarship.

In addition, you will focus on research methods, techniques and tools, as well as academic communication and ethical issues. By covering these topics, you will develop skills in communicating research conclusions to both academic and professional audiences, and improve your scholar .

Practicum

The unit involves a full-time three-week practicum placement, arranged by Curtin University. To find out more information, enquire now.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies
  • Master of Information Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives

Areas of study

You will be provided with a list of topics in the unit outline.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, Curtin University
  • Master of Information Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Information Theory & Research is an essential unit for anyone seeking to pursue a career in managing information, records or archives. It provides you with a comprehensive overview of the key theories involved in the profession, and the relevant research methods, tools and techniques needed to work as librarian or archivist.

In addition, you will gain an insight into the ethical considerations of information management and will learn how to design appropriate ethical strategies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Information Theory & Research from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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