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The Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (Advanced) (15 units) and the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (12 units) are designed for students with or without industry experience who wish to gain a higher degree in the field of tourism and hospitality studies.
The degree is flexible with students able to choose a course of study that matches their prospective career path. Two schedules are available: a coursework schedule consisting of hotel and tourism units that enables students to study specialist fields including tourism management, convention and event management and an optional workplace internship; plus a research schedule consisting of tourism specialisation units, research methods units and a two-trimester research project. This research schedule is designed to articulate directly into PhD study and/or provide intense research in a student’s area of interest.
Graduates may move into areas such as professional management in resorts, hotels, government tourism bodies, airlines, attractions and other special interest tourism operations.
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.
As part of this Masters degree, coursework students may choose to do a trimester-long internship in either a paid or volunteer role. This practical experience, combined with theoretical understanding, enhances the learning experience for students who have a professional and personal interest in this high growth area.
Students are responsible for securing their internship placement and are given extensive assistance in interview and application procedures, access to an extensive database of potential employers and roles and ongoing support from the dedicated work integrated learning team.
The coursework schedule provides a comprehensive study of all aspects of tourism and hotel management from both theoretical and practical ‘real world’ perspectives taught by academics with industry backgrounds.
To qualify for the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (Advanced) a total of 15 units must be completed.
To qualify for the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management a total of 12 units must be completed.
This course offers intermediate awards (early exit points) at Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
|Distance Education||Trimester A
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
+ Domestic students only.
|Course Duration||Domestic students:
Master (Advanced): depending on chosen schedule, 16 to 20 months full-time; or part-time equivalent
Master: depending on chosen schedule, 12 to 16 months full-time; or part-time equivalent
Graduate Diploma: 8 months full-time; 16 months part-time
Graduate Certificate: 4 months full-time; 8 months part-time
Master (Advanced): 2 years full-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: email@example.com
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|Master (Advanced): 15
Grad Dip: 8
Grad Cert: 4
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|N/A||N/A||Gold Coast QLD
Master (Advanced): 078643J
Graduate Diploma: 078641M
Graduate Certificate: 078640A
Tweed Heads NSW
Master (Advanced): 074904C
Graduate Diploma: 066578A
Graduate Certificate: 027005F
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 6 am and midnight, seven days a week.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Master of International Tourism and Hotel 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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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 Qualification for Admission
* Double-weighted unit.
# Triple-weighted unit.