Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Critically examines the notion of tourist experiences from psychological, social, and political perspectives. There is a particular focus on the impacts that tourist experiences can have on the cultures and natural environments of destinations.  Students will understand how to design enjoyable, engaging and memorable visitor experiences within sustainable and responsible frameworks of practice.    

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding tourist experience

Topic 2: The tourist experience contextualised in society and culture

Topic 3: Principles of design and application to tourism

Topic 4: Storytelling and visitor experience

Topic 5: Experiencing nature

Topic 6: Experiencing culture

Topic 7: Incorporating digital technologies

Topic 8: Theme parks and experience design

Topic 9: Methods to evaluate tourist experience


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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