Bachelor of Tourism Management


If an exciting career in the tourism, leisure or cultural industries is what you are looking for, the innovative Bachelor of Tourism Management may be for you. As one of the few tourism degrees in Australia with a social science and management focus, the Bachelor of Tourism Management degree provides you with unique and highly marketable expertise and experience in sustainable development, the cultural basis of tourism and the desirable social contributions of tourism and the tourism industry.

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.

The Tourism Management degree is conducted in close liaison with tourism organisations and professional bodies, and local governments who actively promote and manage tourism at destinations as well as tourist attractions.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Penrith campus or Parramatta campus Penrith campus or Parramatta campus
Duration 3 Years Full Time / 6 Years Part Time 3 Years Full Time
Course Code 726000 [Penrith]
726002 [Parramatta]
1664.1 [CRICOS Code 056711F]
Entrance Rank 72.00 ATAR [Penrith]
72.00 ATAR [Parramatta]
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.

Practical Experience

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.

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.

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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).