Tourism is one of Tasmania's and the world's most important industry sectors; Studying tourism can lead to a wide range of exciting career options including:
- Tourism marketing
- Sustainable, nature and wilderness tourism
- Cultural, Museums and Event tourism
- Destination development
- Tourism research and strategic planning
The Tourism companion major, new in 2014, has been developed in conjunction with tourism industry representatives to ensure the best possible outcomes for graduates as well as the industry. It allows students to combine the study of Tourism within a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Science to follow their areas of passion and interest. It is called a 'companion major' as it is designed to complement a major from Arts, Business or Science.
This Tourism companion major includes core units such as the Dynamics of Tourism, Food, Wine and Agritourism, Sustainable Tourism or Festivals and Events Management, Destination Management and Creativity and Culture for a Mobile World. There are also many opportunities to work on with industry on real life projects. Students regularly undertake industry based projects – such as with MONA, Flinders Island Tourism, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.
The units in the Tourism companion major vary according to the degree it is paired with. Please refer to the description of the companion major as explained in the Course Structure section of the "What you'll study" tab for the relevant degree:
- Bachelor of Arts (with Tourism companion major or minor)
- Bachelor of Business with Tourism companion major
- Bachelor of Science with Tourism companion major
For all other units please check the Course and Unit Handbook regarding how they will be offered.
If you are interested in studying this major, you first need to apply for your preferred degree in Arts, Business or Science. Apply online at the UTAS Applications page.
Once you have received and accepted your offer, it is recommended that you attend a 'First Steps for new Students' session for assistance in selecting and enrolling in the right units for both majors that you will complete. Course Information Officers in Arts, Business or Science will also be able to assist with any questions you may have regarding your units.