Bachelor of International Tourism Management Overview

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Students experience Auckland as tourists

As part of the Visitor Attractions and Activities paper, first year Tourism students had the opportunity to get out of class and around Auckland to experience some of the city’s key attractions.

The bus tour took students through the lush suburbs of Devonport and Northhead, where they meandered through the tunnels and enjoyed views of the Hauraki Gulf and the city skyline.

The group also had the opportunity to visit the AJ Hackett Bungy site, at the base of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, where Sales Manager Tash Lawrence spoke about her experience in the tourism industry and demonstrated safe bungee practices (pictured).

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Tourism is the world's largest industry, and makes a huge contribution to the global economy and workforce. Study tourism with us, and you'll be well prepared to play an effective role in this exciting industry.

The Bachelor of International Tourism Management provides you with a sound understanding of the tourism industry and its role in the world. Explore how tourism businesses operate, how tourists behave and the impact of tourism on countries, cultures and the environment. Your study includes an industry placement in your last semester — an invaluable opportunity to apply what you have learnt and make industry contacts.

Programme code: AK1277
Level: 7
Points: 360
Duration: 3 years full-time / equivalent part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

Majors

Structure and content

You complete core papers, a minimum of eight tourism papers, plus papers from your major. These provide the essential knowledge to understand the tourism industry and its position within New Zealand as a major employer and contributor to the economy.

Year 1

You complete eight papers that include the three core papers: Academic Communication: Conventions and Expectations, Introduction to Tourism and Culture and Society plus Level 5 papers from either your Destination Management or Travel Management major.

Year 2

In Year 2 you take CLSY504 Knowledge and Inquiry and papers from your chosen major. You also choose on of the following pathways:

  • Single Major with no Minor
  • Single Major with One Minor
  • Additional Major 

Year 3

You will complete final year paper/s, plus advanced level papers in your second major/minor and electives. In your final semester, you complete a work integrated learning with an organisation.

Tourism Work Integrated Learning

Work integrated learning helps you build further skills in the workplace, develop industry networks and help you make a decision on your professional career after graduating.

Papers 

Core papers
CLSY500 Culture and Society
COMM570 Academic Communication
TOUR501 Introduction to Tourism
CLSY504 Knowledge and Inquiry
TOUR797 Tourism Work Integrated Learning

Other papers
BSYS703 eBusiness Management
FINA502 Hospitality Accounting and Finance
GAST602 Gastronomic Tourism
HOSP604 Hospitality Human Resource Management
HOSP704 Hospitality Strategic Management
MGMT721 Leadership Principles and Practices
SUSE501 Leadership for Sustainable Enterprise
SUSE602 Climate Change and Emissions Strategies
TOUR502 Visitor Attractions and Activities
TOUR503 Māori and Tourism in Aotearoa
TOUR505Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills
TOUR506 Product Development
TOUR507 International Fares and Ticketing
TOUR510 World Geography
TOUR601 Cultural Heritage Management
TOUR602 Ecotourism
TOUR603 Asia and Tourism
TOUR604 Travel Distribution Management
TOUR606 Travel and Tourism Marketing
TOUR607 International Spa Contemporary Issues
TOUR608 Transportation Operations and Management
TOUR701 Urban Tourism
TOUR703 Special Topic
TOUR704 Tourism Planning and Development
TOUR705 Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism
TOUR706 Tourist Behaviour
TOUR707 Tourism Research
TOUR709 Wellness Tourism
TOUR711 Travel Management and Entrepreneurship

Additional majors and minors

Having skills in more than one discipline can give you the competitive edge and increase your career opportunities. If you choose a second major or a minor you can study an area of interest from a range of subjects.

Related programmes

Master of International Tourism Management

Fees information

To find out about student fees for programmes, see the fees information page.

Last updated: 12-Oct-2017 4.05pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.