Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management with Honours
About this course
The Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management with Honours is an independent year of study offered to students who demonstrate meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies.
The Honours course is designed to develop a student’s research skills in an area of tourism, hospitality or events management. The course provides students with a solid foundation for undertaking postgraduate research study (Masters or PhD), as well as essential skills for careers involving research, policy or public/private consultancy work. Undertaking Honours builds high level skills for managing a project and developing independent research skills. The course is a practical model in which the Honours student becomes a “research apprentice”. It offers students the necessary research tools to learn the trade of rigorous scholarly enquiry and build a bridge to further higher research degree studies.
Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application.
Positions in a wide range of research, policy-based organisations including state and local government tourist offices, market research companies, private and/or public policy businesses, and collaborative consultancy.
Major areas of study
An Honours year allows students to enhance their self-management skills, and provide in-depth research into a topic interest.
A research methods unit together with a thesis makes up the requirements for the Honours program.
Students will study independently and closely with a supervisor from the School to successfully complete their Honours thesis.
MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, assignment reviews and small group or one-on-one face-to-face, phone or Skype consultations during business hours 9am to 4.30pm. Appointments can be made via the MySCU Hub ‘Connect Now’ button or on the Academic Skills home page. Students can also book appointments online in Career Hub.
The YourTutor service provides online after-hours study support for SCU students. This service is available from 4pm to midnight Sunday to Friday via the 'Connect Now' button on MySCU Hub or from a link in nominated unit learning sites. The YourTutor service offers generic writing feedback and live online chat assistance for foundational concepts and study skills.
Equipment and facilities
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
To be awarded the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management with Honours, students must complete 4 units (96 credit points) comprising:
a. SC183011 Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method OR COM40015 Research Methods for Arts and Social Sciences
b. BUS40004 Research Thesis (1 of 3)
c. BUS40005 Research Thesis (2 of 3)
d. BUS40006 Research Thesis (3 of 3)
Class of Honours
A candidate may be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors:
1. First Class Honours;
2. Second Class Honours which may be graded into Division 1 or Division 2; or
3. Third Class Honours
Schedule of units
How to apply
Interested applicants need to contact the School directly to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. Apply directly to the University.
Additional information on how to apply is available at SCU International. Please note applicants from some countries need to go through an Education Agent.
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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'