Food and Beverage Major - Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

If you’re interested in working in the food and beverage sector of the industry and helping to create memorable experiences, the Food and Beverage major is a great starting point.

Think of any event, holiday or great hospitality experience and at its centre you’ll find great food and fine wine – or your beverage of choice. This major covers international food and beverage management, gastronomy, service management, sales and marketing, and financial management.


This is part of the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management.

Year 1

Year 2 & 3

You also need to complete additional papers in your second and third year to make up the total of 360 points you need for your degree. You can do this by:

  • Option 1: studying one major and elective papers
  • Option 2: studying two majors (no electives)
  • Option 3 (generic degree): studying papers from across the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management to make up the total of 360 points (you need to include 45 points at level 6, 45 points at level 7 and two electives)

You can talk to us about which option is best for you. You don’t need to make this choice until the end of your first year of study at AUT.

Other requirements

The practical side of this programme involves using commercial kitchen tools and equipment, and requires you to demonstrate a level of awareness and skill that does not compromise any health and safety standards for yourself and others.

Skills needed for food and beverage courses

  • Restaurant entrepreneurship
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Food and beverage events

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Food and Beverage Careers

Other majors in the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

Other undergraduate study options

Bachelor of International Hospitality Management and Bachelor of Business (conjoint).

Key features
  • Learn key skills in managing restaurants and events
  • Complete workplace experience in your final semester
  • Enhance your communication skills
See yourself as
  • Having a passion for food and beverage
  • Having strong leadership and team management skills
  • A good organiser and problem-solver
  • Good at time management
  • Adaptable and well-organised
  • Highly motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Confident and professional

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