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What will I learn?

Develop your skills and knowledge in a specialist degree that offers unique global insights and prepares you for employment in a diverse and rapidly evolving industry. This degree covers contemporary issues in tourism and event development and planning, and investigates the approaches required to best respond to the opportunities and challenges of the global tourism and events industries, such as climate change and the implications of rapid tourism growth both domestically and internationally.

Note: This course used to be called Bachelor of International Tourism

What you will study

First year

A typical first year might include:

  • core topics in introduction to tourism studies, introduction to events, interpretive tour guiding, marketing principles, academic and professional communication, accounting for managers, and tourism portfolio
  • choice of an option topic.

Second year

A typical second year might include:

  • core topics in tourism research; place, culture and tourism; event design and management, and introduction to digital graphic design
  • a selection of option topics.

Third year

A typical third year might include:

  • core topics in contemporary issues in tourism, tourism business planning, and sustainable tourism planning and development
  • a tourism or event studies-focused placement
  • a tourism or events research project
  • a selection of option topics, including an opportunity to participate in an international field trip.

Your career

The Bachelor of Tourism and Events is an industry-focused degree that prepares you for employment in a variety of positions in a highly dynamic and diverse international industry.

Potential occupations include:

  • tourism development and planning officer
  • wildlife/ecotourism manager
  • festivals and events coordinator
  • tourism marketing manager
  • tourism policy and project manager.

Potential employers include:

  • tour companies
  • museums and heritage sites
  • event management consultancies
  • art galleries and exhibition centres
  • festival organisations

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,500.00 (16,43,319) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from