Bachelor of Tourism Management

Approved Abbreviation: BTrsmMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1664.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 056711F

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2013 - 2014 - 1664.2 Bachelor of Tourism Management

Commencement Year 2010 - 2012 - 1664.1 Bachelor of Tourism Management

This degree combines studies in social science and business enabling students to select from a number of majors providing graduates with the flexibility, knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers in tourism, hospitality, recreation, leisure and sport in the public and private sectors. It also equips students with transferable skills relevant to any industry. Students can study allied fields including geography and urban studies, development studies; human resource management; marketing.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Advanced standing

Students demonstrating successful completion of relevant studies at other tertiary institutions prior to enrolment may be granted advanced standing for those studies, in accordance with current University policy.


Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.


International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Alternate Entry Pathway: Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standard.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
101901Tourism and Global Trends
200083Marketing Principles

Spring session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
101598Tourism in Society
101601Issues in Contemporary Heritage

Year 2

Autumn session

101902Outdoor Recreation and Leisure
101599Heritage and Tourism
200101Accounting Information for Managers

And one elective

Spring session

Choose one of

200571Management Dynamics
MG102AManagement Foundations

Plus one of the following units

200184Introduction to Business Law
200525Principles of Economics
200300Managing People at Work

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

101904Tourism Policy and Planning

And three electives

Spring session

101270Destination Management
101905Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective

And two electives

Note: All students enrolled in 1664 B Tourism Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 400 hours of tourism industry related employment (paid or unpaid) prior to undertaking their final year of study. To facilitate the recording of such experience it will be necessary for students to enrol in 101607 Tourism Industry Experience and have completion signed off by the employer and Unit Coordinator.

101607Tourism Industry Experience

Elective Majors and Sub-majors which may be available


M1071Geography and Urban Studies
M1077Heritage and Tourism
M1083Peace and Development Studies


SM2033Event Management Experience
SM1093Geography and Urban Studies
SM1097Heritage and Tourism
SM2032Hospitality Operations
SM2046Human Resource Management
SM2010International Business
SM1102Peace and Development Studies
SM2036The Sport Industry

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Search for majors and sub-majors

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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