Faculty of Arts

Skip to content | Change text size

print version

Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel


Previously coded ATM5100


The special industry based research project offers students an opportunity to undertake an extended supervised research project in tourism associated with an industry partner. Prior to the start of semester students are responsible for identifying and contacting a suitable industry partner and arranging the placement as well as seeking approval from the course co-ordinator. Students then formulate their research topic in consultation with their appointed supervisor and the industry partner. Students should work with the industry partner over a four to five week period. Students are not permitted to undertake the project in their usual place of work.


  1. To develop students' skills to undertake a critical analysis of a project or firm associated with the tourism industry.
  2. To develop students' capacity to underdertake an independent research project.
  3. To develop practical work skills in an industry environment.
  4. To develop an understanding of the key concepts of management and how it applies to the tourism industry.


Written work: 100% (9000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jeff Jarvis


High Credit average in APG4389, APG4709, APG4710 and permission from course co-ordinator