This course examines the major aspects of cruise operations and management including history, global cruise market, economic significance, geography of cruising, itinerary design, anatomy of a cruise ship, operations, sales and marketing procedures, passenger services, event planning and management as well as outlining career opportunities for the students in the cruise industry.
This programme, which combines academic knowledge with field trips, site visits, and practical work experience, will equip you to work as a manager in the tourism, travel and related sectors, both nationally and internationally. The overall aim of this programme is to prepare students to perform at different management levels in the tourism, travel and related sectors, both nationally and internationally. The course is delivered in a supportive, flexible learning environment aimed at empowering learners to achieve their personal and professional potential. Tourism management focuses on the broad tourism industry and includes a professional internship, practical modules and academic subjects, while preparing students for leadership in this field. It combines academic knowledge with field trips, site visits, and practical work experience in the tourism industry. A key focus of the programme is on applied management and business subjects; for example, accounting, information technology, human resource management, marketing and communications. These are complemented by more tourism- and field-specific subjects, such as tourism studies, sustainable tourism, tourism policy and planning, tourism service operations, and heritage, culture and tourism. Since European languages are increasingly important in the world of work, you can choose to study one European languageOn successful completion of the course, you’ll have specialised disciplinary knowledge and understanding across a variety of areas pertaining to tourism, travel and management; strategic, critical awareness of the principles of management and the contemporary and future challenges in the industry, and specialised skills across a range of management, tourism and travel areas. There’s a six-month work placement in Year 2. Study Abroad Opportunities Our internship programme will provide you with opportunities to take your work placement in Ireland or abroad through the links our school has with industry. On graduation, you’ll be equipped to progress to ordinary and honours degree programmes in TU Dublin..
The BA in Heritage Studies will provide you with a broad-based knowledge of the built, cultural and natural heritages of Ireland and Europe. It will also provide you with an understanding of the role that heritage resource management plays in the safeguarding of national monuments, architecture, artefacts, archives, cultural landscapes, habitats, flora and fauna.