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INFO350 Topics in Information Science

A topic in information science that involves an individual course of study.

The range of possible topics in Information Science is vast, and INFO 350 gives good students with appropriate backgrounds the opportunity to work on a niche topic or research project as part of their studies under the supervision of an Information Science academic.

Prior to enrolling in INFO 350, students first approach academics to discuss options and negotiate a suitable topic (sometimes, academics will advertise these topics or approach students directly with a project). Then, once a project is agreed, students enrol in the paper as normal.

INFO 350 is often a great opportunity for students to experience some of the research interests of staff that would not normally be seen in the standard curriculum. It can be particularly valuable and rewarding to students that are considering postgraduate study.

Paper title Topics in Information Science
Paper code INFO350
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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36 200-level INFO points
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Admission subject to approval from the Head of Department.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

Teaching staff

Arranged on a case-by-case basis: typically, this will be a one-to-one negotiation between academics and students.

Paper Structure

Varies on a case-by-case basis, but is typically project-based work over the course of a semester resulting in a final presentation and report.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Dependent on individual circumstances.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system