NEW Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Event Management CW077

edmund.joyce@itcarlow.ie

CAO Entry: NFQ LEVEL 7
Course Code: CW077
Course Places: 30
Points See CAO.ie/points 
Duration: 3 Years

 

What is this NEW course about?

The tourism and event management sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in our economy. Two key growth areas of tourism are heritage tourism and event management. This course provides students with specialised modules in both heritage tourism and event management. Students will also become proficient in applying practical business concepts and digital skills to help them to understand the key issues facing modern tourism and event management.
 
This three year course will prepare graduates to develop crucial transferable business and life skills in the tourism and event sector. It includes a semester long placement that will bring students into direct contact with key tourism organisations. This will provide valuable experience and enhance employability skills. Students will also have the option to study abroad.
 
This course has been developed in consultation with a number of unique attractions and event management organisations. Such collaboration will ensure a high calibre of graduates to support and enhance this dynamic and exciting sector.
 

What will I be able to do when I finish the course? 

Graduates of this course will have an understanding and appreciation of arts, culture and heritage combined with business acumen and event management skills. They will be a valuable asset to the local, regional and national tourism industries.

Students on this course will develop a strong management background in the context of tourism and events management, this combined with transferable life skills will enable them to take up full-time positions in a diverse range of careers such as; festival manager; event organiser; marketing executive; tourism executive; fundraising officer and entrepreneur, amongst many more.

Graduates may apply for year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Event Mangement.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1

Year 2

Mandatory Subjects

 Mandatory Subjects

  • Communications & Customer service
  • Principles of Event Management
  • Introduction to Tourism 
  • Cultural Studies 1
  • Information Technology
  • Business Maths 
  • Marketing
  • Digital Technologies               
  • Event Controlling
  • Event Planning
  • Cultural Studies 2
  • Tourism Elements
  • Regional Tour Guiding                           

 

Year 3

Mandatory Subjects

  • International Tourism and Event Management
  • Research Skills and Event Tourism Project
  • Employability and Placement Skills
  • Digital Media Design
  • Work Placement Semester or Study Abroad Semester

 

Plus Two Electives

  • Cultural Studies 3
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law & Regulation for Tourism and Event Management

 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

Special Features of This Programme

  • Gain practical skills through multiple site visits to key cultural, festival and tourist attractions.
  • A semester long work placement or study abroad option in Year 3, further enhancing your career prospects and promoting workbased learning.
  • Substantive work placement that will bring students in direct contact with key organisations in the tourism and event management sectors.
  • Exit Awards: Students can exit at Level 6 with a Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism and Event Operations and will also have an additional industry-recognised award in Regional Tour Guiding.  

Contact Us

Programme Directors
Julie Mulligan
BBS (Hons), MBS
E: julie.mulligan@itcarlow.ie

Edmund Joyce
ACA, BSc, MA
E: edmund.joyce@itcarlow.ie

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