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The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management has a long history of providing education for the meetings and events industries. The Master of Convention and Event Management program has been developed in response to the demand for specialised postgraduate studies within both the business events and the special events and festivals industries. These sectors are the most rapidly growing areas within tourism and hospitality.
This industry specific course is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of those professionals and managers already working within or looking to enter the meetings and events sector.
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is a founding member of The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). This course is accredited to meet THE-ICE standards of excellence.
There are no majors, but significant areas of study include business event management; festival and special event project management; accounting and finance for events; hazard management for events; event design; and information systems for events.
To qualify for the Master of Convention & Event Management a total of 12 units must be completed. This must include 8 core units and 4 elective units.
There are three trimesters each year. Full-time students normally undertake 4 units per trimester to complete the course in one year. Part-time students usually undertake 2 units per trimester completing the course in 2 years. However, the program is sufficiently flexible to allow students to undertake a reduced and varied study workload.
This Masters program also has early exit points that recognise specific levels of achievement. Subject to the completion of units in accordance with the rules, you may exit with a Graduate Diploma (usually 8 units) or a Graduate Certificate (usually 4 units).
Please note that not all units are offered in each study period. For a full list of Units (Subjects), Availability and Specific Award Rules, please refer to the SCU Student Handbook information below.
|Distance Education||Trimester A
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
+ Domestic students only.
|Course Duration||Domestic students:
Master: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Grad Dip: 8 months full-time; 16 months part time
Grad Cert: 4 months full-time; 8 months part time
Master: 1.5 years full-time
Grad Dip: 1 year full-time
Grad Cert: 8 months full-time
|Fees and Charges||This is a full-fee paying course
• Domestic fees
• International fees
• Additional fee information
|School||School of Tourism & Hospitality Management|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Domestic applicants: Ph: 1800 626 481
International applicants: Ph: +61 2 6620 3876; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
8: Grad Dip
4: Grad Cert
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|N/A||N/A||Gold Coast QLD
Grad Dip: 078645G
Grad Cert: 078644G
Tweed Heads NSW
Grad Dip: 030225A
Grad Cert: 030224B
Classes for most units are conducted once weekly, Monday to Friday, and are normally of 3 hours duration. Generally, a lecture format is the usual teaching method.
The distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students receive electronic study materials and will be invited to participate in online workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students will be provided a prescribed text book for each unit, where applicable.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Generally, assessment tasks are assignment-based (essays, reports, case studies) and may include oral presentations. Students will be required to sit end-of-trimester examinations in the majority of units.
Postgraduate tourism students have access to contemporary facilities such as modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms; computing and online facilities including online full-text business journal databases; and a common room. Students can access campus facilities between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Master of Convention and Event Management involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
Advanced Standing may be granted to a student who has successfully completed postgraduate tertiary studies in tourism, business management or related fields of study within the last ten years at this university or at another approved institution or university. Applications for advanced standing are not accepted on the basis of current and professional industry experience.
We recommend that you apply for advance standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more information, visit the advanced standing website.
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The Master of Convention and Event Management is also offered through offshore collaborations. Visit the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management for more information.
Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Admission to Candidature
* Double-weighted unit.