This on-campus 3-year full-time or 7-year part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Business at the Hobart campus.
Admission & Prerequisites
Possession of the University's basic admission requirements.
Students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma in a business or tourism related discipline from an Australian Institute of TAFE, or equivalent qualification, may receive credit. The amount of credit granted will depend on the relevance of the prior studies.
Faculty also offers direct credit for its awards. For example, a BBus student wishing to transfer to the BTourism with credit and vice versa receives direct credit. Applicants wishing to obtain credit for study already undertaken within another faculty, or at an Australian or overseas tertiary institution should consult the Admission Guide for information on procedure.
Depending on the rules of the course of study and depending if a complementary or second major is chosen, students may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives.
Depending on the course of study and the majors chosen, students may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives. The status of individual units is usually determined at the time of offer. Students who wish to be considered for credit/advanced standing should complete and sign an application and submit it to the Faculty Office.
The application form and information on the Faculty's credit policy are found at the link below:
In the case of international students, credit for previous study will be determined on application. English language skills will also need to be verified. International students must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old. http://www.international.utas.edu.au/static/admissionRequirements.php
The BTourism provides a specific course of study for students considering a career in the tourism industry. The degree comprises an overview of tourism as one of the world's largest industries as well as examining tourism as a system and a field of human activity.
Students are introduced to key areas of academic knowledge, including: tourism marketing, sustainable tourism, tourism planning and destination development. Students also cover issues such as ecotourism, globalization and tourism, interpretation for tourism, and heritage and tourism. Students have the opportunity to undertake a corporate internship within the tourism sector during their final year.
Students may also complete a complementary or second major in a discipline offered by one of the Faculties of Business, Arts, or Science, Engineering and Technology.This major may be in an area such as marketing, human resource management, entrepreneurship, management, a language, the humanities, Antarctic studies, geography, computing, journalism, the visual arts or the social sciences.
Well educated and adaptable graduates of the Bachelor of Tourism degree will be strong applicants for jobs in a wide range of fields, for example:
tourism, hospitality and the travel industries;
tourism planning and destination development;
heritage tourism, museums and historic sites;
wilderness, antarctic and nature tourism;
tourism administration; tourism journalism and the media;
other service industries and sectors.
Honours degree in Tourism
The Bachelor of Tourism Honours degree requires one year of full-time study in addition to the requirements for the BTourism or BBus pass degree. Please contact the School of Management for further details.