Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management

Qualification stream: (Extended Program)
Qualification code: 98312 - FTM
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5563
APS/AS: 20
Rules:
The College has replaced FAC1601 with FAC1602. Students that have passed FAC1601, will retain the credit and will not be required to complete FAC1602*It is strongly recommended that students should complete all foundation modules before commencing with the second year. *Students will be allowed to continue with the 2nd year after successfully completing three foundation modules and while registered for the remaining foundation modules. *Students will not be allowed to progress beyond the 2nd year without having completed all foundation modules. *Student should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and the necessary attitudes in the fields associated with commerce and industry that prepare them to be lifelong learners, employable workers/entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community. The second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with functional managers at the middle management level in all sectors of the economy. A further purpose of the qualification is to provide graduates with a self-sustaining understanding of the process whereby productive resources are mobilised and utilized with a view to being gainfully employed in serving the material needs of society in a globalised world.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ECS2607 - Economics of Tourism Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
GGH2606 - Geography of Tourism
HRM2605 - Human Resource Management for Line Managers
MNE2601 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Pre-requisite:MNB1501 & MNB1601 or MNB101D & MNB102E
MNG2601 - General Management
MNG2602 - Contemporary Management Issues Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016
MNM2602 - Essentials of Marketing
TRT2601 - Transport for Tourism Recommendation:TRT1601 or TRT1602 or TRT101X

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
GGH3707 - Ecotourism
MNE3701 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Pre-requisite:MNE2601 or MNE202V
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCOR, BTPLC, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
MNM3705 - Marketing Applications Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM2605 or MNM2611 or MNM2614
TRL3703 - Air Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
TRT3701 - Hospitality Management Recommendation:MNG2601 (or MNG2016) or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3702 - Special Interest Tourism Recommendation:MNG2601 (or MNG2016) or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3703 - Tourism Distribution Recommendation:MNG2601 (or MNG2016) or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3705 - Tourism Governance Recommendation:TRT1601 or TRT1602 or MNG2601 (or MNG2016)