Study tourism at the University of Newcastle to gain an in-depth insight into traditional and sustainable tourism management.

Bachelor of Business


Available at Newcastle campus (Callaghan), Central Coast campus (Ourimbah) and Singapore

Tourism is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing industries, and is an exciting area of business, research and innovation.

When you study tourism at the University of Newcastle you will gain a critical understanding of the complexity of both the traditional and sustainable tourism industries, as well as the economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism.

The academic team leading the tourism major are actively engaged in research. A strong focus of current research projects includes eco tourism and outdoor recreation in protected areas, regional tourism, indigenous cultural tourism, volunteer and education tourism, backpacking and independent travel, and film and literary tourism. Our tourism academics have received awards recognising their contributions to teaching and learning in leisure and tourism studies.

The University of Newcastle has close connections with the tourism industry and local, regional and government organisations.

First and second years

In the first year of your tourism major you will study key concepts and principles of management, decision making, information and communication in business, marketing, economics, accounting and law, as well as an introduction to sustainable tourism management.

Second year will see you continue on to a range of topics including areas of specialisation in tourism including eco tourism, culture and heritage management and visitor behaviour.

Third year

Third year allows you to focus on combinations that most suit your interests and career plans. Tourism major study areas include services marketing, leisure tourism and environmental issues, sustainable tourism planning and festival and event planning.