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Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Course code K93

The course covers the key aspects required for managing diverse hospitality and tourism businesses including marketing, financial management, business research and analytics, and strategic management.

It also features specialised units in food and beverage management, rooms division management, tourism planning and development, ecotourism, managing the service experience and event management. Students can further specialise their studies with a stronger focus in various fields, such as event management, marketing, human resource management, and international business. The hospitality and tourism industry is dynamic and fast-paced, presenting graduates with a wide variety of career options to choose from, and the course provides students the industry-focused theoretical knowledge and skills to succeed. Graduates will gain the essential competencies and professional perspectives required by middle and senior levels of management in contemporary hospitality and tourism organisations.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K93

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $11,400

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K93

CRICOS code

052951M

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,850

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • AQF Cert IV;
    • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • University Preparation Course;*
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or*
    • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

    For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
    • University Preparation Course;
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment;*
    • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Students will complete 24 units consisting of 12 Core units plus a 4-unit Minor* (from the list below) and an 8-unit Supplementary Program** (which may consist of 8 x Elective units or 2 x Minors or 1 x Major) *4-unit Minors (students must select one of the following Minors): - International Hotel and Resort Management; - Tourism Business Management; - Event Management; - Marketing; - Entrepreneurship and Innovation; - Human Resource Management; - International Business Language (not available online); - Internship (not available online and enrolment is by application only); or - 4 electives with course coordinator approval. ** Supplementary Program Recommended study areas include Majors/Minors such as: Event Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management; Management, Accounting, International Business and/or Project Management. At the commencement of this degree, all students must contact the ECU Student Hub team to obtain a personalised course planner to ensure timely completion of all units.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
TSM2111Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism15
HOS2110Food and Beverage Management15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
Unit from Supplementary Program1 x Unit 15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HOS2325Managing the Service Experience15
MAN2145Human Resource Management15
SPM2610Marketing and Communications for the Service Industries15
Unit from Supplementary Program1 x Unit 15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Minor1 x Unit 15
Unit from Supplementary Program2 x Units 30
Plus select 1 unit from:
TSM2202 ^Introduction to Event Management15
MKT2805 ^Social Media Marketing15
FBL2505 ^Service Learning 15
TSM3500 ^Business Events Management15
BUS3700 ^Business Study Tour15

Note: BUS3700 is not offered every semester and enrolment is by application only.

Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HOS3211Management of Hospitality Finance15
Unit from Minor1 x Unit15
Unit from Supplementary Program2 x Units30
Year 3
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
The units taken in Year 3, Semesters 1 & 2 will vary according to the Minor and/or Supplementary Program units chosen.
BUS3100Business Research Practices15
HOS3100Hospitality and Tourism Management15
Unit from Minor2 x Units30
Unit from Supplementary Program2 x Units30
Plus select one unit from:
TSM3101 ^International Resort Management15
TSM3610 ^Sustainable Tourism Development15
Plus select one unit from:
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15
SBL3500 ^Integrated Business Application15

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

  • The ECU Business Placement program provide students with a unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience in a public, private or not-for-profit organisation. They enable students to gain relevant work experience, allowing them to develop professional networks, practice applying theory learned during their degree, develop skills and capabilities required to succeed in their chosen profession, and gain a better understanding of the nature of employment and professional conduct in their chosen industry

    Attendance requirements

    The work placement program comprises 100 hours of work experience during the academic semester. Programs can be completed in all discipline areas, as well as general business opportunities.

    Clearances and/or Risk Management Protocols Required

    A police clearance may be required in some circumstances.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad and coherent knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one’s own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

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Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $11,400 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,850 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates exist globally within a diverse range of hospitality and tourism businesses including hotels, resorts, tour companies, travel agencies, cruise ships, visitor centres, theme parks and visitor attraction sites, convention centres, events companies, restaurants, cafes and bars. Within these types of businesses, students may be involved in the operations and management of accommodation provision and servicing, food and beverage services (including in restaurants, cafes and bars), entertainment, gaming, conferences, events and banquets, tourism operations, visitor services, sales and marketing or the hiring, training and supervising of staff.

Possible future job titles

Hotel Manager, Resort Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Front Office Manager, Hotel Sales Manager, Tour Operator, Visitor Centre Manager, Theme Park Manager, Cruise Ship Supervisor, Eco-tourism Operator

Similar courses to consider

  • Bachelor of Commerce
    The Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism & Hospitality Management and International Hotel and Resort Management major) are also available in this discipline.

Become World Ready

Paid internships

The Hotel Professional Industry Internship program was developed to enhance students' ability to integrate theory and practice and to develop key occupational skills for a career in the global hospitality industry.

The internships provide Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management students with the opportunity to engage in experiential learning through meaningful work experience and network within the industry. Students gain industry specific knowledge and the skills necessary for professional practice, thus enhancing their employability prospects.

What's more, students are paid for 3 months out of their 6-month internship. Internships have included the Novotel Langley Perth, the Duxton, and Four Points by Sheraton.

Quick guide to uni-speak

    • ATAR is the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate university courses in Australia. The ATAR is a percentile score which denotes a student's ranking relative to their state-wide peers upon completion of their secondary education.

    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

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