Undergraduate major

Tourism and Events

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.

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Murdoch code

MJ-TOEA

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

079340E
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Overview

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.

3 reasons to study Tourism and Events at Murdoch

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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

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.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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