A revised program structure for the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management will commence in 2021 as a result of a program review.

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

What does this mean for you?

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

If you decide to change program, including to a BTHEM dual program, you will be required to follow the 2021 requirements.

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. 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

2019-2020 BIHTM

From 2021 BTHEM

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

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

16 units (8 courses) of core courses

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

There are 3 majors to choose from:

  • Event Management

  • Hospitality Management

  • Tourism Management

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

  • Event Management

  • Hospitality Management

  • Tourism Management

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

There are 2 majors to choose from:

  • Hotel and Hospitality Management

  • Tourism and Event Management

Up to 12 units (6 courses) of general electives may be taken

2 units (1 course) from Part B/C required and up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives may be taken

Up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives may be taken

Total 48 units required

Total 48 units required

Total 48 units required

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. 

Please note:

  • New/additional courses will be rolled out progressively over the coming years i.e. new core courses will be offered in 2021, but new 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.

  • 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.

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.

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 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.