Bachelor of Science in Tourism

The BS Tourism Program of UP AIT is a four-year course focused on developing leaders with a broad understanding and knowledge relevant to tourism development and management. The program includes courses on:

  • Functional areas of management (marketing, finance & accounting, human resources, etc.).
  • Industrial sectors of tourism (transportation, accommodation, travel services, and Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE).
  • Tourism development and management (planning, ecotourism, Philippine culture and tourism, special topics, etc.).
  • Tourism research (research methods and thesis writing) and
  • General education (arts and humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and statistics)
  • Internship in any of the industrial sectors of tourism.


1st Semester
Tour 110 Tourism Principles 3
Tour 102 World Tourism 4
Tour 120 Management and Behavior in Tourism Organizations 4
Math 2 Mathematics in Everyday Life 3
Eng 13 Writing as Thinking 3
PE (Name of Sport/Leisure/Recreation) (2)
2nd Semester
Tour 112 Information and Communication Technology (KCT) in Tourism Tour 110 3
Tour 113 Tourism and Philippine Culture Tour 110 3
Tour 161 Transportation Systems in Tourism Tour 110,120 3
Arts 1 Critical Perspectives in the Arts 3
Econ 11 Markets and the State 3
Kas 1 Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas 3
PE (2)
National Services Training Program (6)
1st Semester
Tour 114 Domestic Tourism Tour 113 3
Tour 122 Tourism Destination Management and Governance Tour 110,120 3
Tour 130 Quantitative Measurement Approaches for Tourism Tour 110,120 3
Tour 151 Tourism Marketing Tour 110,120 3
Tour 181 Introduction to Hotel and Restaurant Management Tour 112,120 3
Philo 1 Philosophical Analysis 3
PE (2)
2nd Semester
Soc Sci 1 Foundation of Social Science 3
Fil 40 Wika,Kultura, at Lipunan 3
Tour 119 Tourism and Gender Tour 122 3
Tour 153 Tourism Destination Promotion Tour 151 3
Tour 182 Integrated Resort Management Tour 181 3
Speech 30 Public Speaking and Persuasion 3
PE (2)
1st Semester
Tour 144 Tourism Laws 1 Jr. Standing 3
Tour 131 Accounting for Decision Making in Tourism Jr. Standing 3
Tour 175 Management for Travel Trade Business Tour 102,110,112,114 5
STS 1 Science, Technology and Society 3
Elective 1 3
Elective 2 3
2nd Semester
Tour 111 Tourism Development and Control Tour 122 3
Tour 136 Financial Management in Tourism Organization Tour 131 3
Tour 126 Event Management Tour 131, 151 3
Elective 3 3
Elective 4 3
Elective 5 3
Tour 109 Travel Industry Practices (Practicum) Tour 122, 175, and relevant course (e.g, Tour 182 for Resorts, Tour 168 for Airlines, etc.) (6)
1st Semester
PI 100 The Life and Works of Jose Rizal 3
Tour 121 Human Resource Management in Travel and Tourism Tour 109 3
Tour 192 Tourism Product Development Sr. Standing 3
Tour 199 Tourism Research Method Graduating next sem. with Tour 130 3
Elective 6 3
2nd Semester
Tour 115 Entrepreneurship and New Enterprise Development in Tourism Sr. Standing with Tour 136 3
Tour 198 Strategic Management Graduating 3
Tour 200 Undegraduate Thesis 3
Elective 7 3
Elective 8 3


Tour 116 Land Resource and Resort Area Development Tour 111 3
Tour 117 Ecotourism Jr. Standing 3
Tour 118 Culturak Tourism Jr. Standing with Tour 114 3
Tour 145 Tourism Laws II Tour 144 3
Tour 166 Land Travel Management Tour 161 3
Tour 167 Sea Travel Management Tour 161 3
Tour 168 Air Travel Management Tour 161 3
Tour 197 Special Topics in Tourism May be taken thrice as long as topics are different 3

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to apply in the BS Tourism Program? To be eligible in the BS Tourism Program, you need to pass the UP College Admission (UPCA)/UP College Admission Test UPCAT). For students who are planning to shift or transfer to the BS Tourism program, you must have completed 30 units of coursework (if you are from other UPD units or other UP campus) or 33 units of coursework (if you are from other college and university)

The documentary requirements can be found here. For more information and other queries, send an email with your concern to

Are there scholarship offerings for UPAIT students? The graduate program of UPAIT offers the MSTDM scholarship award, with one awardee annually. For other scholarship opportunities for BS Tourism and Graduate Program, visit the UP Diliman Office of Scholarships and Grants Facebook Page:

The UP AIT Alumni Association also offers an educational assistance in cash to deserving third and fourth year students.

UP AIT offers the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDip TDM) which leads to the degree of Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management (MSTDM).

The graduate program courses are listed here. You may also view the description of courses here If you would like to know more about the subjects, please send us an e-mail.

All tourism and non-tourism graduates, with at least 1-year work experience and who would like to obtain a diploma and/or an advance degree in the field of tourism management and development may apply.

The list of requirements and downloadable application forms can be found in this page.

Yes, applicants whose work experiences are non-tourism related are welcome to apply. However, all applications will be assessed based on results of entrance examination, interview, academic performance, essay, and recommendations.

At present, UP AIT does not accept shiftees for the Graduate Program. Courses/Subjects taken in other colleges or universities will not be credited for the completion of the GDipTDM and MSTDM.

The entrance exam uses different types of questions that aim to assess your current knowledge, comprehension, logic, and analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of tourism is not required.

The application process is conducted online. Please ensure that you have read and understood the program details before submitting your application here. Once you have completed the application requirements, you can now proceed to submit your application.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Graduate Program office at

The UPAIT Graduate Program is intended to meet the professional development needs of graduates to advance their careers in the tourism industry. Thus the UPAIT Graduate Program as much as practicable will offer weekday evenings (5:00 PM onwards) and Saturday classes (scheduled between 8 AM – 7 PM).

Graduate students are advised to take 9 units to get full load credit per semester or an equivalent of 2 – 3 classes per semester depending on the course credit units.

All students enrolled in the Graduate Program of UP AIT need to take a total of 21 units of required and elective Courses, which will allow the completion of a Graduate Diploma. Should the student want to advance to a Master’s Degree, the student needs to take 16 or 19 more units depending on the track they choose; Plan A is a thesis track with 19 units or Plan B, a non-thesis track with 16 units.

Full-time GDipTDM students, taking a normal load, may complete the degree in three semesters (approximately 1.5 years). The time limit for the completion of all diploma requirements shall be no more than two (2) years starting from the student’s first enrollment in the course and shall include all leaves of absence from the program.

If GDipTDM graduates choose to continue to MSTDM, you must complete an additional 19 units (Plan A, thesis track) or 16 units (Plan B, non-thesis track), which may be taken in two semesters and one mid-year term. The time limit for the completion of the Master’s requirements shall be three (3) years, starting from the student’s first enrollment in the course and shall include all leaves of absence from the program.

Yes. There will be time limit of 2 years from enrollment for the GDipTDM, and a time limit of 3 years for MSTDM, maximum years to finish is 5 years.

The cost per unit is Php 2,000 and the estimated cost of tuition fees for full load per semester is around Php 20,000 – 25,000.

Students and prospective applicants are requested to search for available grants or scholarships at the University of the Philippines Office of Scholarships and Student Services.

For list of available scholarships visit the website of the University of the Philippines Office of Student Scholarships.

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