Following a program review, structural changes have been made to the Bachelor of International, Hotel and Tourism Management program and associated dual programs from 2021.

In addition, the program name will change to the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (BTHEM) from 2021.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to stay in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of International, Hotel and Tourism Management (BA/BIHTM) dual program and continue to follow the current (pre-2021) program requirements, OR you may be permitted to transfer to the new Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (BA/BTHEM) program and requirements to complete your study.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program and requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

The table below provides a basic summary of the changes to the BIHTM component only of your dual program. For a comprehensive comparison you need to review the requirements and course lists on Programs and Courses – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’. 

Pre-2019 BIHTM component

2019-2020 BIHTM component

From 2021 BTHEM component

24 units (12 courses) of BIHTM core courses from Part A 

18 units (9 courses) of BIHTM core courses from Part A

16 units (8 courses) of BTHEM core courses

A BIHTM major is optional and comprises 12 units (6 courses).

There are 3 majors to choose from:

  • Event Management

  • Hospitality Management

  • Tourism Management

A BIHTM major is compulsory and comprises 12 units (6 courses). There are 3 majors to choose from:

  • Event Management

  • Hospitality Management

  • Tourism Management

A BTHEM major is compulsory and comprises 16 units (8 courses).

There are 2 majors to choose from:

  • Hotel and Hospitality Management

  • Tourism and Event Management

If a BIHTM major is not chosen, 12 units of Part B electives are required

2 units of BIHTM Part B/C electives are also required

No BTHEM electives

Total 36 units required for BIHTM component

Total 32 units required for BIHTM component

Total 32 units required for BTHEM component

In making a decision about which program requirements to follow, you need to consider the courses you have already completed, the major you wish to complete, as well as the courses you will be required to complete.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements, course credit will only be given where it fits within the new requirements. 

You also need to consider changes that have been made to the BA component of your dual program.  You cannot follow different requirements for each component.  For example, you cannot follow the 2021 requirements for the BTHEM and the pre-2021 requirements for the BA.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements it will be for the dual program as a whole.

Please note:

  • New/additional courses will be rolled out progressively over the coming years i.e. new BTHEM core courses will be offered in 2021, but new BTHEM major courses will not be offered for the first time until 2022, with some not being offered until 2023. 

  • If you are intending to graduate in 2021, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) program and requirements.

  • If you wish to complete the Event Management, Hospitality Management and/or Tourism Management majors, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) program and requirements.

  • If you decide to change to the 2021 program and requirements to complete the Hotel and Hospitality Management major, your graduation will most likely be delayed until the end of 2022 or later.

  • If you decide to change to the 2021 program and requirements to complete the Tourism and Event Management major, your graduation will most likely be delayed until the end of 2023 or later.

What you need to do

To help you understand the differences in requirements and courses that must be completed, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the requirements.  When completing the check, please remember to refer to the program requirements and course list for the appropriate year on the Programs and Courses website:

To view the appropriate year on Programs and Courses, select the relevant year from the drop down box next to ‘show information for’ in the top right hand corner of the page and click ‘change’, then select your program from the list.

You also need to consider the changes to the BA component of your dual program and consult the HASS Faculty.

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

If you are remaining in your current program and therefore following requirements prior to 2021, please be aware there may be some changes to BIHTM course offerings. Refer to our changes to courses page for further details.

Contact

Please rest assured we are committed to assisting you to progress through and successfully complete your program.

If you need further information or advice about these changes, please contact the BEL Student Experience Team at bel@uq.edu.au.

Why has UQ made these changes?

For a number of years now, UQ has been reimagining the learning experience it delivers for you, our students. We recognise that Universities must ensure they develop enterprising graduates with the knowledge, skills and networks to build meaningful and impactful careers that can be sustained and adapted over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind, the University embarked on an ambitious review of every course, major and degree program on offer at UQ to make sure that we were delivering the best possible outcomes for you as you embark on navigating your career.