Graduate Diploma of Ecotourism [exit point only] GradDipEcotourism
Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism [exit point only] GradCertEcotourism
About the course
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.
Some subjects in this course have a compulsory residential school requirement which requires attendance at the Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga campuses for between two and four days duration.
To graduate with the Master of Ecotourism, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.
To exit with the Gradaute Diploma of Ecotourism, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.
To exit with the Gradaute Certificate in Ecotourism, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.