A revised program structure for the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (BIHTM) and associated dual programs has commenced in 2019, as a result of a recent program review.

If you are commencing in the BIHTM (or a dual with the BIHTM) for the first time in 2019, you must follow the new rules and course list.

If you were enrolled in the BIHTM (including as part of a dual program) in 2018 or prior, you may choose either to complete your studies under the program rules and course list in force in the year you commenced your program, or the program rules and course list in place from 2019.  You cannot, however, do a mixture of both – you must follow either the pre-2019 requirements and course list, or the 2019 requirements and course list.*

The tables below summarise the main changes which have been made to the BIHTM program for students commencing from 2019 – 

Pre-2019 From 2019
24 units (12 courses) of compulsory courses from Group 1 18 units (9 courses) of compulsory courses from Part A
A major is optional A major is compulsory
Up to 12 units (6 courses) of general electives may be taken for students in the single BIHTM program Up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives may be taken for students in the single BIHTM program

There has been a change in duration to the following dual program –

Dual Program

Pre-2019

From 2019

BA/BIHTM

#68 units (4.25 years)

#64 units (4 years)

If you were enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management dual program in 2018 or prior and wish to change to the 2019 rules/course list, you will need to submit a program change request via mySI-net for semester 2, 2019.

*The following information is only for students who were enrolled in the BIHTM (including as part of a dual program) in 2018 or prior:

In making a decision about which rules/course list to follow, you will need to consider the courses you have already completed and are currently enrolled in.  If you change to the 2019 rules, course credit will only be given where it fits within the new rules.  Please also note a major is compulsory under the 2019 rules and this requirement is likely to place greater restrictions on exchange opportunities, particularly for dual degree students.

To help you decide whether it will be more beneficial to complete your studies under the old rules or the new rules, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the rules.  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, 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.

Note, the tables above provide a basic summary of the changes – for a comprehensive comparison you need to compare the rules and course lists and complete a progression check.

If you have further questions about the changes and how they affect you, please contact us and include a copy of your completed progression check for both rules.

For enquiries, please contact the Student Experience Team.