OENOLOGY 7560WT - Experience & Perspectives in the Wine Industry

Waite Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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The Master of Viticulture and Oenology program provides students with opportunities to gain experience working in viticulture and/or winemaking placements. Students undertake 10 weeks? work experience, either in an approved viticultural enterprise, and/or in a commercial winery. The placement is normally a continuous 10-week block, taken during the vintage period of the particular region. Viticultural placements, however, may take place throughout the year, and can be composed of a series of discontinuous periods (totalling 10 weeks), enabling students to experience different vineyard practices throughout the year and gain a hands-on working understanding of the management systems and structures. Alternatively students may elect to undertake experience in commercial winery during the vintage period. At the completion of the placement, a specified level of proficiency and an understanding of the contribution of each of the major unit operations to the overall winemaking process are required. In addition students will receive lectures and workshops designed to allow the examination the current policies and issues confronting the Australian wine industry. This will provide insight into how critical Australian wine industry organisations address topics of societal importance, including marketing, wine advertising, brand development and alcohol and health in the international context.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code OENOLOGY 7560WT
    Course Experience & Perspectives in the Wine Industry
    Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Waite Campus
    Units 12
    Contact 10 weeks full time placement (off campus) plus up to 5 hours per week for 7 weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites OENOLOGY 7047WT
    Incompatible OENOLOGY 7550WT
    Assumed Knowledge OENOLOGY 7520WT
    Restrictions Available to Master of Viticulture & Oenology students only
    Course Description The Master of Viticulture and Oenology program provides students with opportunities to gain experience working in viticulture and/or winemaking placements. Students undertake 10 weeks? work experience, either in an approved viticultural enterprise, and/or in a commercial winery. The placement is normally a continuous 10-week block, taken during the vintage period of the particular region. Viticultural placements, however, may take place throughout the year, and can be composed of a series of discontinuous periods (totalling 10 weeks), enabling students to experience different vineyard practices throughout the year and gain a hands-on working understanding of the management systems and structures. Alternatively students may elect to undertake experience in commercial winery during the vintage period. At the completion of the placement, a specified level of proficiency and an understanding of the contribution of each of the major unit operations to the overall winemaking process are required.
    In addition students will receive lectures and workshops designed to allow the examination the current policies and issues confronting the Australian wine industry. This will provide insight into how critical Australian wine industry organisations address topics of societal importance, including marketing, wine advertising, brand development and alcohol and health in the international context.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Paul Grbin

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Classes commence in week 7, after vintage placement has been completed.

    There will be lectures and workshop on Thursdays, from 9am -5pm
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    Assessment Summary
    Assessment task  Type of Assessment Percentage of total assessment Approximate timing of assessment Learning Outcome
    Industry Placement Pre- Employment Report Formative & Summative 10 February
    Industry Placement Weekly Online Reflective Journal Formative & Summative 10 Duration of placement
    Industry Placement Analysis Formative & Summative 25 Week 8
    Industry Placement Seminar Formative & Summative 10 Week 9
    Industry Perspectives Literature Review Formative & Summative 10 Week 10
    Industry Perspectives Seminar Formative & Summative 15 Week 12
    Industry Perspectives Final Report Formative & Summative 20 Week 13
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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