Master of Science (Tourism Planning)

  • Introduction

    Jointly conducted by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, the programme adopts a flexible teaching approach to suit the needs of both fresh graduates as well as practitioners in producing skilled and highly trained tourism planners. The teaching approach has evolved from its urban planning tradition since the inception of the course in 1998 to a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach based on the principles of sustainability. A distinct feature of the course is ‘hands on’ learning through ‘live’ projects. The programme also covers the whole spectrum of tourism planning such as ecotourism, urban tourism, rural tourism, heritage tourism, island tourism, and sustainable tourism.


  • Programme Educational Objectives

    PEO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the complex theories and principles of tourism planning as well as the scope and role of planning in the tourism management of growth and change
    PEO2 Apply a range of analytical skills and techniques that are designed to address a range of complex problems
    PEO3 Apply the knowledge, skills and understanding to the achievement of feasible solution to tourism planning problems
    PEO4 Work in multi-discipline team and contribute to the society
    PEO5 Comply with ethics, professional and community standards, and involve in life-long learning
  • Programme Learning Outcomes

    PO1 Master key tourism planning principles and practice at local and strategic level
    PO2 Adaptability in applying tourism planning methods and techniques across a variety of tourism planning contexts and practice
    PO3 Relate tourism planning ideas and solutions to societal issues in the diverse tourism planning practice environment
    PO4 Undertake research in tourism planning and related fields with minimal supervision and adhere to legal ethical and professional codes of practice
    PO5 Lead and communicate effectively with peers and stakeholders in facing challenges within the diverse tourism planning environment
    PO6 Demonstrate critical thinking and scientific approach to effective management of tourism planning issues and challenges
    PO7 Demonstrate competency in managing information required for lifelong learning.
  • Mode and Duration of Study

    Mode of Study : Full-time
    Minimum Duration : 1 1/2 years
    Maximum Duration : 3 years

  • Classification of Courses

    Classification Credits Percentage

    1. University

    a. General

    b. Research Methodology

    2. Programme Core 18 38
    3. Programme Electives 12 29
    4. Research Project 9 19
    45 100
  • Award Requirements

    For the award of Master of Science (Tourism Planning), the students should achieve a total minimum of 45 credit hours with minimum CPA of 3.0, including the completion of Research Project.

  • Contact Person

    Dr. Norhazliza Bt Abd Halim
    Tel: +607-5537328
    Fax: +607-5566155