Tourism and Urban Planning

Tourism and Urban Planning


Western’s Tourism & Urban Planning courses are among Australia's finest. You’ll gain a balance of theory and practical field studies. Choose from a broad range of subjects, flexible course structures and get involved in local/international projects and placements.

Top tips to get you ready

Whether you missed Welcome Week or you need a recap, here are our top tips to get you ready to start your studies:

  • Make sure you’re aware of your program (course) expectations which can be viewed in the handbook. Click on the program name below for a direct link.
  • Need program advice? Reach out via the ‘Program Advice’ details found in the handbook. All communication should be via your University student email. Check it regularly!
  • Arrive to campus early on your first day. Give yourself time to find your class and explore the many activities and services available to you on campus. Information stalls will be set up on campus if you need help during your first week at university.
  • Be prepared to experience Student life by joining a club or society, or participating in a wide range of student events. Sign into Western Life to get started.

As part of your preparation for the upcoming semester, you will find out about any items you may be required to purchase to assist you with your subjects on your first day of class. You can visit our Student Stores webpage to buy the textbooks, equipment and apparel you need.

Getting to Class

Planning to drive to class? Parking is available on Western Sydney University campuses. For fees please see the parking webpage.

Catching public transport to class? Free shuttle buses operate at Western Sydney University campuses. For more information on our shuttle buses click here.

Make the choice to transform our world.

Choose from Western’s new transdisciplinary minors because your elective space counts.

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Getting Started

Your first day at uni is the first day of what will surely be one of the most memorable periods of your life. Besides the many friends to be made, social life and other uni mainstays, your time at uni will challenge you, inspire you and most of all prepare you to take on any challenge you may face.
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Student Services

At Western, the welfare of our students is our priority. That’s why we provide multiple support services to ensure your transition goes smoothly.
student life

Student Life

As a student at Western Sydney University, you become part of a dynamic, thriving and culturally rich community.
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Events Calendar

There are so many activities and events to get involved in during Welcome Week. As we transition back on campus for 2022, we have so many interactive events to prepare you for studying at Western.