1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
6 x 8-hour field trips per semester
1 Admission into BITR-Bachelor of International Tourism
1a Admission into BTRE-Bachelor of Tourism and Events
1b Admission into BTEM-Bachelor of Tourism and Events Management
1c Admission into BTEMFP-Bachelor of Tourism and Events Management - City Campus
1d Admission into BCIFAPFP-Bachelor of Creative Industries (Festivals and Arts Production) - City Campus
2 TOUR1101 - Introduction to Tourism Studies
3 54 units of topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d) and 2 and 3)
Other requirements
Topic Coordinator approval is required for enrolment in this topic. Students should apply via
Assignment(s), Fieldwork, Oral
Topic description
Students in this topic participate in an international field trip, and produce an extended piece of research, incorporating data collected in country.

Through an in-depth review of current literature, students will develop a research question and methodology, in consultation with their supervisor, to produce a research report on an issue related to contemporary international tourism. The research report will relate to either cultural tourism, events, or nature based tourism
Educational aims
This topic aims to

  • Provide students with the opportunity to examine a contemporary issue in tourism research in an international context

  • Provide students with the opportunity to undertake an extended research project

  • Develop students ability to develop and refine a research methodology

  • Provide opportunities for students to present the results of their research, both orally and in writing
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • Carry out an extended research project, including the development, and refinement, of a research question and methodology, including an evaluation of any issues related to research ethics

  • Analyse the results of primary research, and clearly present their findings, both orally and in writing

  • Evaluate and discuss the relevance and limitations of their research methodology and results

  • Place their study of tourism in a broad international context