• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Based on five key areas, this Tourism programme at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland focuses on practical aspects especially in the second semester of third year, which is entirely spent working in a company and writing the undergraduate dissertation. 

During first year and second year, students study key aspects of tourism:

  • Tourism Economy and Industry
  • Tourism Management and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Communication, Culture and Society, PR and Media
  • Languages (German, French, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Russian)

In the first semester of third year, students can tailor their studies via various specialised course options: E-tourism, Destination Development and Management, Sports and Health Tourism, Business and Cultural Tourism, Event Management, Personal Development and Leadership, Crisis Management, Mobility Tourism, etc. Students in their last year of studies have the opportunity to focus on entrepreneurship through the Business Experience course, which helps set up start-ups.

Professional prospects

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Tourism are likely to work in the management or promotion of:

  • tourist destinations
  • travel industry companies (travel agencies, tour operators)
  • accommodation providers (real estate agencies, hotels)
  • transport companies (ski lifts, railways, bus companies , airlines)
  • event management companies (congress centres, cultural management, sports management)
  • leisure and wellness related businesses 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      6 semesters, the last of which takes the form of an internship together with a Bachelor thesis

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • E-tourisme
  • Destination Development and Management
  • Event Management
  • Business Experience
  • Design and financing of products and services
  • Self-Leadership
  • International tourism development & social enterprises 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Professional baccalaureate: Direct admission according to the type of baccalaureate or CFC; otherwise, admission with one year’s work experience in a field related to the HES programme. 
  • General baccalaureate: Admission with one year’s work experience in a field related to the HES programme.
  • Specialised baccalaureate: Direct admission depending on the specialisation’s relevance to the HES programme; otherwise, admission with one year’s work experience in a field related to the HES programme.
  • Foreign degrees: Same conditions, provided the degree is recognised as being equivalent to one of the above-mentioned Swiss degrees.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    932 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 466 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    932 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 466 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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CHF 500 per semester 

Funding

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