Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course advances knowledge on the philosophical and scientific foundations of events studies to provide specialist knowledge for strategic event management and its application in real world settings. Through engagement with multidisciplinary theory, the course examines the significance of events from a local through to an international scale, and the various contextual environments of contemporary events. The economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of the events industry are investigated to develop professional knowledge for the sustainable management of events. Theory and practice are linked to a range of global case studies to develop best practice models for sustainability in event strategy and leadership.

Availability2022 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): LEIS3000. Students who have successfully completed LEIS3000 are not eligible to enrol in LEIS3003.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the relationship between events and the broader leisure and tourism industries;

2. Critically examine strategies engaged in event project planning, leadership and management;

3. Identify and apply strategic leadership principles to event conceptualisation and design;

4. Critique and analyse the impacts of events through the lens of sustainability in event management;

5. Effectively communicate ideas, knowledge and outcomes in written, oral and visual formats;

6. Work independently and as a team member to collect and analyse information to guide problem solving and decision making.


The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Event studies
  2. Event portfolios
  3. Event impacts
  4. Event legacies
  5. Strategic planning
  6. Event conceptualisation
  7. Event project management
  8. Events and sustainability


Students cannot enrol in this course if they have previously successfully completed LEIS3000.

Assumed knowledge

LEIS1000 Leisure Behaviour and Organisation

LEIS2001 Event Operations Management

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Group Event Concept Design (30%)

Presentation: Group Event Pitch Presentation and Poster (20%)

Written Assignment: Individual Event Feasibility Report (50%)

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will be required to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.