ND: Tourism Management

ND: Tourism Management

Course Information and Fees

The tourism industry regards generalised management and entrepreneurial skills, as well as specialist skills, to be prerequisites for the sustained growth of the industry. The course provides management-oriented education, emphasising entrepreneurship and incorporating the required practical skills and experience.Students are trained as technicians, technologists, managers, entrepreneurs and academics.


Career Opportunities
A career in tourism allows for great diversity as well as specialisation. The South African tourism industry employs almost half a million people, either directly or indirectly. This figure is expected to double and effective management in this sector has become vital.Employment opportunities exist in the following sectors: accommodation and hospitality, distribution channels (e.g. travel agents), transportation, travel planning, management and co-ordination (e.g. regional tourism organisations), and marketing.


Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
Compulsory subject(s):
Limited number of students allowed per elective.Student enrolling for Tourist Guiding or Event Management must please note that excursions and practical experience can be conducted over weekends and public holidays.


Experiential Learning
Experiential learning takes place from October of the second year to March of the third year, to coincide with the peak tourist season. The second year examinations are written during September of the second year.


Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including a period of experiential learning


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Four years


Course is offered on District Six Campus.


Course is offered on Wellington Campus. (full-time only)


For any queries get in touch with:


Contact: Johannes Van Heerden
Telephone: +27 21 864 5511
Fax: +27 21 864 5262
Email: vanheerdenj@cput.ac.za


Contact: Zingisa Sebastian Ntshebe
Telephone: +27 21 460 3257
Email: ntshebez@cput.ac.za

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