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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management - 280JA

Course Code: 280JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
School of Management
UAC Code: 362318
CRICOS Code: 080998G
Lowest Selection Rank: 70
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Promote tourism worldwide…whilst travelling the world!

Your office? How about an international Convention Centre, a world-renowned hotel or a local tourism body located halfway across the globe? If you’ve been considering a dynamic tourism and events career, why not up the ante with a double degree that will equip you with the foundational business skills you’ll need (like HR management, IT and accounting) to work in a vast array of, shall we say, ‘worldly’ contexts.

But there’s more … This course will also teach you how to facilitate research and analyse tourism data, and introduce you to the industry’s structure, standards, codes of practice and corporate governance. Plus, UC’s international exchange semester will give you first-hand experience on a global level. Cue passport renewal!

Combine a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at UC and you will:

  • understand the connections between geography, history, politics and culture and their impact on communities globally
  • explore current world events and global developments
  • gain an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of events and tourism
  • focus on business-related fields such as human resource management, accounting and information systems
  • enhance your communication, technical and research skills for the international marketplace
  • gain an understanding of the events and tourism industry including its structure, standards, codes of practice and corporate governance
  • gain the technical skills needed to facilitate research and analysis of business and tourism data.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you can undertake an internship unit as part of the Faculty of Arts and Design’s commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management’s graduates in a range of domestic and international sectors including in:

  • Conferences and Conventions Centres
  • Hospitality Training and Consultancy Firms
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Institutional Hospitality Management
  • Performing and Visual Arts Complexes
  • Private Event Enterprises
  • State, Regional and Local Tourism Organisations
  • Tourism and Hotel Consultancies

Course specific information

Applicants must attain the published ATAR or its equivalent of either a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies or a Bachelor of Tourism Management (whichever is higher).

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent of either the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies or Bachelor of Tourism Management (whichever is higher).

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies BA IntlSt
Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management B Event&TrsmMgt

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $28,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The course gives students an opportunity to attain interdisciplinary understanding of global issues. It helps them understand the connection between geography, history, politics and cultures of global communities. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
The course develops students' ability to understand and analyse current world events, by contextualising and communicating them in relation to relevant global developments and processes.roles in event and tourism management. Analysis and inquiry ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions
The course introduces students to a range of academic fields and approaches its themes and topics from a variety of multi- disciplinary perspectives, and improves their ability to engage in critical analysis of knowledge and practices. Communication: ability present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions
Students will have the analytical skills required to understand and evaluate the global socio-economic impact on cultures and communities. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefits of others and the environment
The course equips students with skills needed for generation of creative ideas and problem solving. The course provides an internship unit, and a minor in professional skills which aims to develop skills needed in workplaces. Communication: ability present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions
Graduates of the Bachelor of Events and Tourism Management degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through innovation and initiative, particularly as these relate to problem solving and decision making. They will develop and adapt solutions to a diverse range of issues and contexts by taking responsibility for their own learning, both independently and within a team environment Analysis and inquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others
Communication
Problem solving
An in depth knowledge of historic and contemporary principles and concepts in events and tourism management with specific attention to business-related fields and disciplines such as human resource management, accounting and information systems As above
A demonstrated understanding of the events and tourism industry including its structure, standards, codes of practice and corporate governance As above
The ability to critically analyse event and tourism management principles and concepts in order to develop solutions to problems in contemporary professional practice. As above
Communication skills to enhance the working environment and to present clear and coherent information in a range of formats for business and academe. As above
Technical skills to facilitate research and analysis of business and tourism data. As above

Course Duration

Eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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