Tourism Major - Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

The Tourism major covers advanced knowledge of tourism principles, conservation, heritage, operations management, tourist behaviour, and planning and development.

In New Zealand, and around the world, tourism operators are realising how important it is to create sustainable tourism practices – they recognise the need to protect the environment and heritage buildings to attract customers.

Study the Tourism major in the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management and develop skills that are essential in today’s tourism industry.

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.

Management roles in:

  • Tour operators and attractions
  • Airlines
  • National and regional tourism orgnisations
  • Inbound tour operators
  • Travel agencies

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

Tourism Careers

Key features
  • Valuable workplace experience in your final semester
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the tourism sector
  • Create marketing strategies to attract tourists
See yourself as
  • Welcoming and hospitable
  • Good at relating to people from different cultures
  • Resourceful and helpful
  • Keen to provide a good customer experience

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