Courses and Requirements – Human Sciences
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Tourism Management

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Hospitality, Tourism and PR Management

Diploma: Tourism Management

BTech: Tourism Management

MTech: Tourism Management

 

  1. Admission Requirements: NSCA
Compulsory subjects Age exemption: Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit proof of permanent employment in industry , working in an area related to the field of the intended study.
English 4
Mathematical Literacy 4 or
Mathematics 3
One compulsory subject (Tourism, Geography, Business Studies, & History). 4
Remaining  3 Subjects (min. of 3 each subject)
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

 

1.1 Requirements SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale are required.

 

  • Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 in an appropriate field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

 

1.3 Requirements: NASCA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

 

1.4 Requirements: International qualification

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

1.5 Requirements: Transfers Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

Curriculum

Year 1 Year 2
·          Tourism Development 1

·          Travel & Tourism Management 1

·          Travel & Tourism Practice 1

·          Marketing for Tourism 1

·          Accountancy Skills

·          Applied Communication Skills 1

·          EDL

·          ICT Skills

·          Tourism Development 2

·          Travel & Tourism Management 2

·          Travel & Tourism Practice 2

·          Marketing for Tourism 2

·          Law for Tourism 1

·          Applied Communication Skills  2

Year 3
·          Tourism Development 3

·          Travel & Tourism Management 3

·          Travel & Tourism Practice 3

·          Marketing for Tourism 3

·          Introduction to Research Methods 1

·          Cooperative Education

 

 First year

Travel & Tourism Management I, Tourism Development I, Travel and Tourism Practice I, Marketing for Tourism I, Applied Communication Skills I, ICT Skills.

Second year

Travel Tourism Management II, Tourism Development II, Travel and Tourism Practice II, Marketing for Tourism II, Law for Tourism I, Media and Public Relations for Tourism I, Applied Communication Skills II.

 

Third year

Travel & Tourism Management III, Tourism Development III, Travel and Tourism Practice III, Travel & Tourism HR Management, WIL

 

BTech: Tourism Management

60% average for a completed ND in Tourism Management or equivalent qualification in a Tourism related field with no less than 300 credits for theory.

 

MTech: Tourism Management

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in the related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology on NQF Level 7.

 

  1. What are the functions of a Travel and Tourism Consultant?

Provide information regarding various destinations and attractions locally and overseas, guide customers in planning their itinerary, handle in a competent and professional manner the planning, compiling and execution of travel arrangements for individuals as well as groups, market effectively special packages, products and professional services.

 

4. Career Opportunities

Can be employed by travel agencies (wholesale and retail), holiday accommodation/resorts, transport and travel organisations, publicity associations in cities and towns and tourist information centres.

For further information, prospective students are advised to visit the Co-operative Education Department, where you will also be informed about your experiential training program

 

 

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of Department: Hospitality, Tourism and PR Management

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021,

VANDERBIJLPARK, 1900

Tel:  (016) 950-9279

Fax: (016) 950-9788

E-mail: portiag@vut.ac.za

Website: www.vut.ac.za

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