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Engineering and Science Library and Information Studies

Distance Learning | Charles Sturt University, Australia

Bachelor of Information Studies

Awarded by
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
13 Nov 2023 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
24 months to 48 months
Course Fee
HK$25,200 per 16 points subject;
HK$12,600 per 8 points subject;
HK$6,300 per 4 points subject;
HK$3,150 per 2 points subject.

HK$138,600 (for HDLIM graduates)
HK$302,400 (for Non HDLIM graduates)
Actual course fee will be assessed on the number of subjects required.

* Course fee is subject to review at the time of enrolment

The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
Deadline on 09 Sep 2023 (Sat)
2587 3236
2571 8480
How to Apply


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.
Credit 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 the library field include the emergence of new technologies, changing user expectations, etc. In order to respond to the ongoing changes, HKU SPACE collaborated with Charles Sturt University, Australia (CSU) delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of information studies for prospective information professionals to equip their skills to meet the increasing needs of diverse users.  This is the entry-level programme. Local tutorials are led by prominent and experienced professionals in the field.

Charles Sturt University has registered on the national register of Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) under the Australian Government.
-- TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018 (Australian University)
-- CRICOS Provider: 00005F

Programme Commencement: 13 November 2023
Application Deadline: 9 September 2023

Programme Details

Programme structure (Total 192 points)

Core Subjects (96 points) (8 points per subject, unless otherwise specified)

  • INF109 BIS Intensive Introductory Learning (0 points)
  • INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)
  • INF200 Supervision and Management #
  • INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
  • INF210 Collections
  • INF211 Information Sources and Services #
  • INF218 Providing Access to Information #
  • INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies #
  • INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points) #
  • INF221 Planning for Professional Placement (2 points) #
  • INF222 Professional Placement (2 points) #
  • INF303 The Information Society
  • INF305 Professional Learning and Networking
  • INF321 Introduction to Research

Restricted Elective Subjects (96 points) (8 points per subject) (Select 12 subjects)

Remark: Specialisation is not offered to HK students.

Exemption (Subject to CSU review)

Exemption may be granted to applicants who graduated from:

Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management (HDLIM)
-- 40 points for core subjects (See the above subjects with #)
-- 64 points for elective subjects

Diploma in Teacher Librarianship
-- 16 points for core subjects
-- 16 points for elective subjects

Certificate for Library Assistants
-- 4 points for core subjects
-- 16 points for elective subjects

Assessment method

Assessments are mainly based on assignments. If students fail a subject, they have to re-take the subject in a session where the subject is being offered. 

Application Code 2155-LB007A -

  • - 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 recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Professional Accreditation

The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). 

Entry Requirements

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.


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


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$25,200 per 16 points subject;
    HK$12,600 per 8 points subject;
    HK$6,300 per 4 points subject;
    HK$3,150 per 2 points subject.

    HK$138,600 (for HDLIM graduates)
    HK$302,400 (for Non HDLIM graduates)
    Actual course fee will be assessed on the number of subjects required.

    * Course fee is subject to review at the time of enrolment

    The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).


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

Enrolment Method

Application can be done in person at any of the School's Enrollment Centres by submitting the followings:
1. Completed HKU SPACE enrolment form SF26
2. Completed CSU application form
3. Application fee of HK$150
4. Relevant certified documents, e.g. academic certificates (See Notes)

1. CSU requires applicants to provide evidence of their English language proficiency, please refer to the detail on page 2 of the CSU application form.

2. CSU Applicants should bring along an original copy of the document and a photocopy of the document to the Enrolment Counter for verification.

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.


  • 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. 
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