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Master of Viticulture and Oenology

Campus Waite Campus

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM180

CRICOS 082842A

The viticulture and wine education programs have an international reputation for excellence.  The Waite campus houses state-of-the-art facilities including its own vineyard and the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science laboratory.

This program incorporates courses in both viticulture and oenology and qualifies graduates to work as either a viticulturist, oenologist (winemaker) or in related professions (eg hospitality and tourism, and the food and beverage industry).  Viticulture is the study of grape vines and their cultivation and includes site selection, vineyard establishment, management of pests and diseases and the informed application of irrigation and fertilizer to optimise vineyard yield and grape quality.  The viticulturist typically works closely with the winemaker to achieve the desired winemaking outcome.  The winemaker utilises their training in the science of winemaking (oenology), to process grapes for the production of white, red still and sparkling and fortified wines.  The viticulturist/winemaker often contributes to in-house research, sales and promotion of the finished product.  Throughout the program, there is an emphasis on the key technical methods and sensory (wine tasting) skills required for a career in viticulture and oenology.

The Waite campus is co-located with a number of research partners, providing a stimulating and unique environment for training, exposing candidates to the latest technologies and enabling them to learn from leaders in their field.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM180
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - contact the Admissions Office
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    A completed Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study of the University of Adelaide, or a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study of another institution accepted by the Faculty for the purpose as equivalent.

    Please note the program is only available for Semester 2 entry.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM180

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 082842A
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Prerequisites

    Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent in a Science related field including (but not restricted to) Agriculture, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Plant and General Science and Engineering.
    Please note the program in only available for Semester 2 entry.

    Equivalent Scores
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    6
    5.5
    5.5
    6
    6
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $29,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Well paid career opportunities exist in the grape and wine industry within Australia and elsewhere. Graduates will be qualified to manage a vineyard, direct and carry out vineyard operations, direct wine-making operations and manage the winery.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this undergraduate program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Advertising / Wine Promoter, Grape Production, Grower Liaison Officer, Vineyard Management, Wine Making, Winery Engineer

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    The master's is a 48 unit program of advanced coursework, including all core courses, a range of electives, and the option to undertake either a 12 unit research option or a 12 unit professional experience component in either a viticulture or oenology discipline. Students undertaking the graduate diploma will take the same courses as those undertaking the first year of the master's program; satisfactory completion will enable a student to apply for the master's program. Graduate diploma undertake all core courses (except Advances in Oenology).

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses
    Choice of:
    • Professional Experience
      or
    • Research Project
    Electives

     

    Additional relevant courses selected with the approval of the Program Advisor

    Assessment

    Assessment includes assignments, practical reports and a final examination.
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Last updated: Monday, 16 Mar 2015

 

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