- iPad initiative
- Apply Now
- - Arts Courses
- - Business Courses
- - Communication Arts Courses
- - Engineering, Information and Communications Technology Courses
- - Forensics Courses
- - Health Science, Nursing and Sport Science Courses
- - Law Courses
- - Medicine Courses
- - Policing and Criminology Courses
- - Psychology Courses
- - Sciences Courses
- Social Sciences Courses
- - Bachelor of Criminology
- - Bachelor of Community Welfare
- - Bachelor of Community and Social Development
- - Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice
- - Diploma in Community and Social Development
- - Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice / Bachelor of Social Work
- - Bachelor of Policing
- - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
- - Bachelor of Social Science
- - Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced)
- - Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws
- - Bachelor of Planning / Master of Urban Management and Planning
- - Bachelor of Social Work
- - Bachelor of Tourism Management
- - Teaching and Education Courses
- - Tourism and Urban Planning Courses
- - Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking Courses
- Postgraduate Courses
- Research Courses
- UWSCollege Courses
- Pathways to UWS
- Why UWS?
- Life at UWS
- Information for Parents
- Information for Careers Advisers
- Events at UWS
- Contact UWS
Bachelor of Tourism Management
The Bachelor of Tourism Management is a specialised undergraduate degree which has a dual social science and management focus, a rare combination at the university level. Additionally, the course is taught in conjunction with the School of Business, allowing students access to academics that are truly experts in their field. There is a large focus on sustainable tourism, both in a business aspect and relating to the local culture and society, focusing on the local community as a stakeholder in tourism as well as the business stakeholders.
The Bachelor of Tourism degree provides an in-depth understanding of the interactions between different aspects of the tourism industry and its natural, social and cultural environments. The degree integrates concern for the host or destination community and the process of tourism planning and development in the context of ecologically sustainable development. The degree considers the relationships between tourism and management systems, mechanisms for regional and community planning and development and the role of tourism as a social, cultural and economic phenomenon. You will be confident and competent to make a significant contribution to tourism and tourism planning, and sensitive to the needs of tourism, tourism destination communities and the industry.
|Delivery Mode||On campus||On campus|
|Location||Penrith or Parramatta campus||Penrith or Parramatta campus|
|Duration||3 Years Full Time / 6 Years Part Time||3 Years Full Time|
|Course Code||727750 [Parramatta]|
|1664.3 [CRICOS Code 056711F]|
|Entrance Rank||72.00 ATAR [Parramatta]|
72.00 ATAR [Penrith]
|Please refer to Admission Requirements|
|Fee Information||Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)||International Course Fees (opens in a new window)|
Part time-study is only available to local students and is generally completed by day classes as there are limited night classes.
Students are required to complete 400 hours of supervised work experience undertaken in a tourism organisation.
A Career in Tourism
As a graduate of the Tourism Management degree, you will enjoy a wide variety of career opportunities in Australia and internationally in the tourism, leisure and cultural industries. In addition, the degree is structured to ensure graduates are equipped to pursue careers in a range of fields in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Depending on the electives you choose, you may pursue roles in:
- festival and event management and programming
- leisure and tourism policy development
- tour operations
- destination marketing
- visitor attractions management
- outdoor recreation
- hospitality provision
- cultural, tourism and leisure industry development.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will be covered in the Bachelor of Tourism Management degree?
How can students benefit from this degree?
- in-depth knowledge of relevant tourism theories and practices
- the understanding of the social, cultural, economic, historical and psychological bases of social life and the industries surrounding tourism enterprises, through the study of integrated core units in social sciences and business
- an understanding of the local and international relevance of issues, trends and practices in tourism
Graduates will appreciate the values and principles of scholarly inquiry (generically and within the field of tourism) and will have a sound grasp of relevant empirical research approaches together with the ethical and political dimensions.
How long will the study take?
Is there any work component in this degree?
What jobs are available?
How to Apply
All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.
Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.
If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).