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Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Overview

Embark on a successful managerial career in tourism, hospitality, hotel management or events.

This degree opens up exciting opportunities in the global tourism industry. You'll learn about planning and staging events, marketing tourist attractions, and designing service operations and hospitality encounters.

Teachers in this degree are world-leading experts and have strong industry connections. They'll teach you about contemporary issues including sustainability, social media and customer service, and cover industry challenges and how they can be addressed.

A special feature of this program are the hands-on experiences including executive shadowing, Disney World internships, industry-facing learning experiences, study tours and placements.

Our graduates are in high demand with employers, both locally and internationally. Thanks to your advanced management training and professional networks, you'll be well-positioned for a promising career. 

Location
St Lucia
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
777001
Program Code
2473
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
777001
Program Code
2473
CRICOS Code
PENDING
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Join one of the world's top business schools and the only Australian university to offer programs accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
  • Choose one or two majors from hotel and hospitality management or tourism and event management, and graduate with advanced training, knowledge and networks.
  • Fast-track your career through work placements, executive shadowing opportunities, internships with Disney World Florida, local and international study tours, and more.

2 in the world for hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism

Center for World University Rankings 2017

23 in the world for hospitality and leisure management

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Hotel and Hospitality Management
  • Tourism and Event Management

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Destination Planning and Management
  • Resilience and Recovery in Tourism and Events
  • Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Tourism and events manager
  • Cruise director
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Travel consultant
  • Tourism product development manager
  • Festival manager
  • Casino manager
  • Sponsorship and fundraising coordinator
  • Conference and convention centre marketing coordinator
  • Hotel and resort manager

Next steps after graduation

Graduates of the Bachelor of Tourism, Hotel and Events Management program have found work with the following employers:

  • Sofitel
  • Broncos
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Hilton Brisbane
  • Marriott Brisbane
  • Tourism and Events Queensland
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
  • The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • International Festivals and Events Association
  • Meetings and Events Australia
  • Meetings Professionals International
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Restaurant and Catering Queensland
  • Tourism and Transport Forum Australia
  • United Nations World Tourism Organization

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
98230

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Domestic students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. Applications for credit need to be submitted as soon as possible after receiving an offer in the program.

Domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Overseas Study website.

Additional application information

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Int Hotel & Tourism Mgt for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median7 / 887 / 88
Lowest9 / 828 / 84

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

1014.29%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

<5<5

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
68.57%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
57.14%

International students

4564.29%

Total

70100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Hotel and Hospitality Management

This major focuses on the hotel and hospitality industry, where no two days are the same.

You'll learn about international hotel operations, the role of technology in hospitality, and both large-scale and small-scale business operations.

Courses will provide you with an understanding of the values of hospitality and how hospitality experiences are produced. You'll also learn skills in entrepreneurship, food and beverage management and casino and gaming management.

Graduates typically work in management or marketing roles in hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, cafés, cruise liners, commercial catering and clubs.

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Tourism and Event Management

The tourism and events industries play a pivotal role in Australia’s economic prosperity. This major offers a comprehensive and professional understanding of all aspects of tourism and event management.

Through international case studies, simulations, and industry-facing projects, you’ll learn about tourism and event systems, planning, operations, sales, marketing, policy and strategy. In addition to learning about current practices and emerging trends in tourism and events, you’ll develop key business skills and attributes. Including teamwork, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving, these attributes will help you become a successful industry leader.

Graduates can market and manage tourist destinations, develop tourism policy, design sustainable tourism products, create innovative tourism experiences, or work as event and festival managers, consultants, conference and convention centre managers. Graduates may also find success in various public and private tourism organisation roles.

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Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Hotel and Hospitality Management

This major focuses on the hotel and hospitality industry, where no two days are the same.

You'll learn about international hotel operations, the role of technology in hospitality, and both large-scale and small-scale business operations.

Courses will provide you with an understanding of the values of hospitality and how hospitality experiences are produced. You'll also learn skills in entrepreneurship, food and beverage management and casino and gaming management.

Graduates typically work in management or marketing roles in hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, cafés, cruise liners, commercial catering and clubs.

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Tourism and Event Management

The tourism and events industries play a pivotal role in Australia’s economic prosperity. This major offers a comprehensive and professional understanding of all aspects of tourism and event management.

Through international case studies, simulations, and industry-facing projects, you’ll learn about tourism and event systems, planning, operations, sales, marketing, policy and strategy. In addition to learning about current practices and emerging trends in tourism and events, you’ll develop key business skills and attributes. Including teamwork, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving, these attributes will help you become a successful industry leader.

Graduates can market and manage tourist destinations, develop tourism policy, design sustainable tourism products, create innovative tourism experiences, or work as event and festival managers, consultants, conference and convention centre managers. Graduates may also find success in various public and private tourism organisation roles.

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Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management is 777001.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management is 2473.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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