Bachelor of Arts Library & Information Management

SUMMARY

Level
Bachelors Degree(MNQF Level 7)
Duration
3 years(6 Semesters)
Modes
Available Modes (Full-Time)
Course Fee
Course FeeMVR 21,525 - 21,600 (Applicable for Free First Degree Scheme)

previous Intake

previous Intake
February Intake 2024
Campus
Male' (Full-Time)

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Library & Information Management (BALIM) is designed to educate information professionals for a informational roles ranging from the management of libraries, archives or information centres. The course provides a solid foundation of library & information skills, with also the ability to adapt to new media and information communication technologies essential for the digital information age. In addition to management and organisation abilities, your study will focus on information retrieval and provision of a variety of information services and will develop your competency in developing & imparting information literacy programs. The coursework is supplemented with industry placement in relevant information organisations. If you love working with people, organizing information, researching hard-to-find information, and turning technology into solutions, you would excel in an information management career.

Entry Requirements

General Entry

  • i) Two passes at GCE AL/HSC or equivalent; OR
  • ii) Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field; OR
  • iii) Completion of MNU Certificate 4 - Foundation Studies program (any) or equivalent; OR

Alternative Entry

  • i) Completion of a level 4 qualification (unrelated) and successful completion of MQA approved University Preparation Program; OR
  • ii) 20 years old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience and successful completion of MQA approved University Preparation Program

General Notes

  • Entry requirements are indicative. Depending on the sequence and the number of applications received, all qualifying students may not gain entry.
  • Circumstances may require the University to defer or cancel some courses, especially when the minimum class size (10 for certificate & diploma courses, 15 for Degrees courses) is not achieved.
  • Passes at GCE OL/SSC and HSC is considered to be grades "C" or above and passes at GCE AL is considered to be the grades "E" or above.

Structure

Semester 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
IST109
Introduction to Library & Information Society (CORE)
870
IST111
Information Organisation (CORE)
870
GEN105
Academic Discourse (CORE)
870
DHI113
Dhivehi for Professionals (CORE)
870
Semester Total 60
3,480

Semester 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
IST117
Library Management Basics (CORE)
870
IST115
Industry Placement (CORE)
870
BIS101
Information Systems (CORE)
870
Elective 1 (ELECTIVE)
870
Semester Total 60
3,480
Exit with Diploma in Library & Information Services after successful completion 120
6,960

Semester 3

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
IST201
Introduction to Digital Libraries (CORE)
870
IST203
Collection Development & Reference Services (CORE)
870
MGT115
Management & Organisations (CORE)
1,320
EST103
Instructional Psychology (CORE)
690
Semester Total 60
3,750

Semester 4

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
IST301
Cataloguing & Indexing (CORE)
870
IST205
Information & Instructional Literacy (CORE)
870
EST213
Classroom Management (CORE)
870
Elective 2 (ELECTIVE)
0
Semester Total 60
3,855 - 3,930

Semester 5

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
IST303
Information Organisation & Retrieval (CORE)
870
IST207
Principles & Practices of Archives (CORE)
870
IST305
Library Automation & Digitisation: Practical (CORE)
870
IST209
Introduction to Records Management (CORE)
870
Semester Total 60
3,480

Semester 6

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
IST307
Information Ethics & the Law (CORE)
870
IST309
Infopreneurship (CORE)
870
IST311
Introduction to Research Methods (CORE)
870
IST313
LIS Internship (CORE)
870
Semester Total 60
3,480

Elective 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
HIS103
20th Century Maldivian History (ELECTIVE)
870
POL101
Civics (ELECTIVE)
870

Elective 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
CPT231
Help Desk and Service Provision (ELECTIVE)
1,245
MGT215
Project Management (ELECTIVE)
1,320
MGT211
Organisational Behaviour (ELECTIVE)
1,320
Course Total 360 CP
Total: 21,525 - 21,600

Careers

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