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Master of Ecotourism

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of Ecotourism, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

To exit with the Graduate Diploma of Ecotourism, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

To exit with the Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Ecotourism will provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of ecotourism in Australia.

Ecotourism is a rapidly expanding sector of the tourism industry, with many exciting opportunities available across the sector. CSU's Ecotourism program is an articulated sequence of postgraduate courses which aim to develop students' ability to apply advanced knowledge of ecotourism operations to the management of existing businesses.

The Master in Ecotourism also draws on lessons and examples from around the world. Students study a variety of subjects in different discipline areas that relate directly to ecotourism conduct and management. The presentation of subjects is from a perspective of self-directed learning, research and problem-based discovery. Graduates will have advanced knowledge of contemporary ecotourism issues and solutions, as well as an enhanced capacity to learn and analyse.

Students develop a capacity for independent research and problem analysis and solution. Students undertaking the course will develop their knowledge and understanding through formal coursework and a program of independent reading. Their research, analytical and problem solving skills will be developed through analysis and review of research literature and completing a research project.

Exit points from the Master program are provided at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels. This structure provides considerable flexibility allowing students to quickly gain Ecotourism knowledge and qualification they need today, and to add to their credentials at a later date if necessary.

Residential school

Some subjects in this course have a compulsory residential school requirement which requires attendance at Albury-Wodonga Campus for between two and four days duration.

Course structure

Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism (exit point only) - 32 points

PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
REC305 Advanced Principles of Ecotourism
Restricted elective subject (8 points)

Graduate Diploma in Ecotourism(exit point only) - 64 points

all subjects contained in the Graduate Certificate and:
REC400 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
REC405 Open Space Planning
SCI501 Special Topics 1
Restricted Elective subject (8 points)

Master of Ecotourism - 96 points

all subjects contained in the Graduate Diploma and:
SCI501 Special Topics 1
SCI502 Special Topics 2
Two restricted elective subjects (16 points)

Restricted Elective Subject List

BIO416 Conservation Biology
BIO433 Ornithological Methods
BIO430 Avian Biology
ENM421 Global Environments - Conservation and Management
ENM433 People in the Global Environment
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT520 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
MGT564 Managing Financial Information
MKT501 Marketing Management
PKM307 Environmental Planning
PKM301 Principles of Indigenous Land Management
PKM466 Cultural Resource Management
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
REC405 Open Space Planning
SCI301 International Practical Experience
TRM360 Tourism Event Management

Enrolment pattern

By part-time study

Session 1 (30)

REC305 Advanced Principles of Ecotourism
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design

Session 2 (60)

PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Education
[ ] Restricted Elective

Students may opt to exit at this point with the award Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism

Session 3 (30)

REC405 Open Space Planning
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 4 (60)

REC400 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
SCI501 Special Topics 1

Students may opt to exit at this point with the award Graduate Diploma in Ecotourism

Session 5 (30)

SCI501 Special Topics 1
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 6 (60)

SCI502 Special Topics 2
[ ] Restricted Elective

Articulation

Graduate Certificate Ecotourism
Graduate Diploma Ecotourism
Master of Ecotourism

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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