Bachelor of Animal Ecology/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Animal Ecology/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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Become a leader in animal-friendly tourism.

The growing global tourism industry offers incredible growth opportunities – particularly in sustainable and animal-friendly tourism. Tourists love seeing animals in their natural habitats, but local tourism operators also need to protect the animals and environments they rely on. This hands-on, industry-oriented program trains future tourism leaders with the skills to maintain and enhance environmental integrity alongside industry growth.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Fraser Coast
CRICOS code
096268M
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$26,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$104,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013271
  • Fraser Coast 019271
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
SB303
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one of the sciences
Other requirements
Proficiency in the English language is required for entry to all programs and courses and any international or domestic applicant from a non-English speaking background must satisfy the University's standard and program specific English language requirements.
Total courses
32
Total units
384
  • Learn how to assess the sustainability-related impacts of tourism, and how this links with animal conservation, biodiversity and animal behaviour
  • Learn how animals are impacted by the environment and human interaction, and what we can do to protect their future
  • Develop your analytical, management and research skills to better understand how to conserve animals and the environment, and how to engage with stakeholders in the scientific, public and business sectors
  • Apply your growing knowledge and skills through fieldwork in locations such as Fraser Island and Stradbroke Island, and through industry projects designed to develop a solid foundation for your chosen career
Career opportunities

Ecotourism manager, ecotourism guide, wildlife manager, environmental educator, environmental consultant, environmental manager, policy officer, communications officer, researcher, museum curator

Membership

Graduates are eligible for membership / associate membership of the Ecological Society of Australia, Environmental Institute of Australia, Australian Mammal Society, Australian Marine Science Association, Society for Conservation Biology, Australian Wildlife Management Society, Australian Physiological Society, Australian Tourism Research Institute, Pacific Area Travel Association, Ecotourism Association of Australia, and the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.

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