University of Canberra

Set in the heart of the nation’s capital, University of Canberra (UC) is a young, dynamic institution with a truly global outlook and has hosted more than 10,000 overseas students from 90 countries over the years. UC offers a unique political and cultural study environment, surrounded by the sights and attractions of Australia’s capital city.

Tourism and Hospitality studies
A two-time finalist in the National Tourism Awards, the Tourism program at UC’s School of Languages, International Studies and Tourism offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Tourism Management, as well as an undergraduate degree in Hotel Management. Double degrees that encompass Commerce and International Studies give students further opportunities for skills diversification.

UC programs focus on providing UC Tourism graduates with strong employment prospects and widespread industry recognition.

Well-developed industry networks allow UC students to complement their academic studies with relevant commercial experience.

Internships are available in the Service Industry Project Scheme (Bachelor of Tourism Management) and Events Management, and Industry Based Learning (Bachelor of Hotel Management).

The international outlook of UC’s tourism programs is reflected in the university’s active partnerships with overseas institutions. A number of advanced standing arrangements are in place with international partner institutions, and students can broaden their horizons with exchange programs in Thailand, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom and the USA.

Academic Excellence
UC academics are involved in a range of research and consultative projects that ensure programs remain relevant, interesting and innovative.

Individual student attention is key to the academic approach at UC. By examining prior learning experiences, offering constructive feedback, supporting personal development, and guiding career options, UC staff work with students to forge their future career prospects and goals.

Research and Industry Programs
UC has an established research profile in Australia’s national capital and region. The school is a partner in the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC), and commercial research is conducted through the Centre for Tourism Research.

These two research centres underpin the university’s commitment to the industry and have established its respected research profile in the National Capital and region.

Research and industry programs within UC interface directly with a range of industry stakeholders, including:
• Tourism Industry Council
• Australian Capital Tourism Corporation
• National Capital Authority
• National Institutions
• Canberra Convention Bureau

UC’s Tourism Program is accredited with the Tourism Industry Council in the ACT and Region.

Study Programs

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/ Bachelor of Tourism Management (825AA)

Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Tourism Management (811AA)

Bachelor of Hotel Management (575AA)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (677AA)

Bachelor of Tourism Management (638AA)

Doctor of Philosophy (Communication) (246AA)

Master of Arts in Tourism (by research) (327AA)

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