If you love the idea of working overseas or as part of our Australian tourism landscape, a degree in Tourism and Events could take you anywhere.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
This unique major gives you the opportunity to study tourism with a focus on sustainability. You’ll explore policy issues relating to tourism and events, and the planning and management of sustainably coordinated events and festivals.
You’ll learn to link tourism and events with national policy, economic development and environmental and cultural management.
5 reasons to study Tourism and Events at Murdoch
- You could travel to Japan or Indonesia as part of a study tour or internship.
- Learn from industry experts like Dr Diane Lee, a specialist in the sustainable development of tourism in Australia and developing nations. She will teach you how to plan for and manage tourism initiatives for sustainable outcomes.
- Combine your degree with minors in Indonesian, Japanese or Sustainable Development or study two majors in 3 years and graduate with several specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.
- As part of your studies, you’ll take field trips to tourism destinations, and learn to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively.
- You’ll create an e-portfolio of your work to showcase to employers when you graduate.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- sustainable tourism
- destination management
- events, policy and evaluation
- how to manage festivals and events
- nature-based tourism.
Customise your course
Customise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:
Your future career
When you graduate, you could pursue a range of roles in the tourism and hospitality industry as a tourism manager, event coordinator or event planner. You could work in a local government role in community development through tourism management and event planning, promotion and organising, or work in state and federal government in tourism management and event development, promotion and evaluation.
Careers could include:
- Event Coordinator or Planner
- Government Policy Advisor or Maker
- Tourism Operations Manager
- Community Liaison Officer
- Hotel, Resort or Outdoor Leisure Manager.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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