Master of Ecotourism (coursework and dissertation)
The multidisciplinary Master of Ecotourism degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the growing ecotourism, or nature-based tourism industry. The course has a strong emphasis on hands-on field work and the development of partnerships with the tourism industry. On successful completion of the course, students will have the ability to manage existing ecotourism enterprises sustainably, design and implement new ventures, and embark on a research career in ecotourism. The variety of subjects studied include ecotourism in theory and practice, understanding biodiversity and landscapes, cultural heritage and Indigenous knowledge, interpretation and science communication, and environmental policy and planning. The environmental and social impacts of ecotourism are explored through selected case studies.
- Course title
- Master of Ecotourism (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- The Master of Ecotourism has the following exit awards: 73210 Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism (24 points) (24 points), 73310 Graduate Diploma in Ecotourism (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- Albany, UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Barbara Cook
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Students who have not completed a bachelor's degree with a major in Botany; Conservation Biology; Environmental Science; Geography; Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Marine Science; Natural Resource Management; Science Communication; Zoology; or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.
Take all units (66 points):
|NS||ENVT4404||Environmental Planning and Management|
|S1||ENVT5505||Biodiversity and Landscapes|
|S1||ENVT5506||Core Principles of Ecotourism|
|S2||ENVT5507||Ecotourism in Practice|
|S1, S2||ENVT5580||Ecotourism Research Project Part 1|
|S1, S2||ENVT5581||Ecotourism Research Project Part 2|
|S1, S2||ENVT5582||Ecotourism Research Project Part 3|
|S1, S2||ENVT5583||Ecotourism Research Project Part 4|
|NS||HERI5102||Foundations in Heritage Management|
|S2||SCOM5702||Exhibitions and Interpretation|
|S2||SSEH5678||Sport and Recreation Management|
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
|NS||BIOL4409||Ecological Field Methods|
|S2||BIOL5501||Origins, Evolution and Conservation of Biodiversity|
|NS||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 73210 Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism (24 points)
- 73310 Graduate Diploma in Ecotourism (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Ecotourism course before completing it, but completes ENVT5506 Core Principles of Ecotourism and three other core units at Level 4 or Level 5, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Ecotourism course before completing it, but completes ENVT5506 Core Principles of Ecotourism and ENVT5507 Ecotourism in Practice and six other units at Level 4 or Level 5, two of which must be core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Ecotourism.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed majors in Botany, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage, Marine Science, Natural Resource Management, Science Communication, Zoology, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction