Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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Duration
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience, students may be able to complete their degree in a shorter duration than indicated.

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast
Start date
March, July, November
February, June, October
Course code
1207320
Course abbreviation
MIntTour&HotelMgt
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
CRICOS
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Fees
Fee paying
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

If you want to live, work and succeed in the great destinations of the world, this course is designed to place you ahead of the competition.

The tourism and hospitality industry is vital to national and regional economies, a fact we appreciate every day from our campuses located at the centre of vibrant tourism industries.

This flexible course covers entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning, systems and contemporary hotel management. You will also undertake research into a topic that particularly fascinates you, ultimately contributing new knowledge and perspective to a diverse and thriving industry.

With employers increasingly on the look-out for innovative thinkers and leaders, our graduates will have opportunities across areas including hotels, airlines, event management, destination marketing and tourism start-ups.

Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study. 

If you want to live, work and succeed in the great destinations of the world, this course is designed to place you ahead of the competition.

The tourism and hospitality industry is vital to national and regional economies, a fact we appreciate every day from our campuses located at the centre of vibrant tourism industries.

This flexible course covers entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning, systems and contemporary hotel management. You will also undertake research into a topic that particularly fascinates you, ultimately contributing new knowledge and perspective to a diverse and thriving industry.

With employers increasingly on the look-out for innovative thinkers and leaders, our graduates will have opportunities across areas including hotels, airlines, event management, destination marketing and tourism start-ups.

Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study. 

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Credit for prior learning

  1. Candidates who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field will be granted four (4) units of Advanced Standing from either the Core or Elective units of the Schedule.
  2. Candidates may be granted advanced standing on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score or equivalent6.5

About the course

The course provides a comprehensive study of aspects of tourism and hotel management from both theoretical and practical 'real world' perspectives taught by academics with industry backgrounds.

You also undertake an independent research project (equal to two units), towards the end of your degree, to focus on an aspect of tourism that interests you.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast1, 2, 3$26,400 ($3,300 per unit)085173J
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Make informed decisions and demonstrate autonomous discernment in relation to a range of contexts

Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise and interpret complex knowledge in the field of tourism and hotel management

Justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions

Apply creative, strategic and critical thinking to expert problem-solving and be adaptive to new circumstances

Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at both an abstract and practical level

Demonstrate superior knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

Evaluate and analyse issues with reference to professional ethical framework/s and sustainable practices

Act with integrity, responsibility and adaptability in professional practice

Contextualise advanced and integrated knowledge of recent developments in tourism and hotel management within local and international contexts

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical knowledge in the study of tourism and hotel management

Apply research principles and methods appropriate to the industry

Utilize independent and expert learning skills, reflective practice, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate expert judgement in planning and decision making

Plan and execute a capstone research-based project and/or piece of scholarship

Interpret, develop and communicate complex ideas clearly, coherently and effectively

Be self-aware and empathetic in professional practice

Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect on ability to be an effective member of a team and/or community of practice

Practice sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people, in a range of professional and community contexts

Justify and interpret cultural, environmental and economic impacts


Assessment methods

You are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and/or oral assignments. These may include researched essays, reports, presentations, case studies, portfolios, online discussions, tests and exams, as well as more interactive assessments such as blogs, wikis, online discussion boards and multi-media presentations. You may also be asked to participate in group work as well as individual assignments. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examinations varies.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates are suited to supervisory or management positions in resorts, hotels, government tourism bodies, non-profit, destination marketing, and tourism organisations, airlines, convention and event operators and other special interest tourism businesses. 

Professional placement

As part of this course, you may choose to undertake a 300-hour internship (equivalent to two units) in either a paid or volunteer role. This practical experience, combined with theoretical understanding, enhances your learning experience in this high growth area.

You are responsible for securing their internship placement but 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.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleLevel of learningNote

Core Units

ACC00724 -  Accounting for ManagersIntroductory
MKT01762 -  Contemporary Hotel and Tourism IssuesIntroductory
MKT01906 -  International Tourism SystemsIntroductory
MKT01907 -  Tourism and Hospitality ManagementIntroductory
MNG03217 -  The Positive LeaderIntroductory
MNG81001 -  Management CommunicationIntroductory
MNG91002 -  EntrepreneurshipIntroductory
MKT00720 -  MarketingIntermediate
MKT01760 -  Tourism Planning EnvironmentsIntermediate
MNG03218 -  Managing Information SystemsAdvanced
MNG93003 -  Industry Research ProjectAdvanced Note 2
It is recommended that students try to commence with Introductory level units and then do Intermediate level units before completing with Advanced level units. This may not always be possible as units in this program will be available at different locations and during different Sessions throughout the year. Click the unit name to find out more information on where and when the unit is offered before enrolment. Contact the Student Support Team or your Course Coordinator if further study plan advice is needed.


Notes

Note 1: The MNG03237 - Tourism and Hotel Internship unit is equivalent to two units, usually completed over a 10-week (300 hours) period towards the completion of the degree. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement. Students who wish to enrol in MNG03237 - Tourism and Hotel Internship must first complete MNG03236 Business Professional Development in preparation for Internship.
Note 2: Double-weighted unit

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