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Graduate Diploma in Oenology

Campus Waite Campus

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.


CRICOS 016403E

Future students interested in this degree for 2015 onwards, please visit: Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology 

The wine education programs have an international reputation for excellence. Utilising state-of-the-art facilities at the Waite Campus and the National Wine Centre, the program provides advanced knowledge in all aspects of modern winemaking.

The program employs an integrated ‘from grape to the glass’ approach, covering the global marketing of wine and an understanding of viticulture. 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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    Admissions Transparency Data

    Mid-year entry No
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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry This program is currently not being offered for 2015 entry.

    A completed three-year Bachelors degree in Science or Engineering; or, a completed Bachelors degree in another discipline plus successful completion of first year University Chemistry.

    Prerequisites University Level I Chemistry
    How to Apply

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 016403E
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent in Science or Engineering with a high level of academic achievement + Level 1 Chemistry.
    Australian Year 12 University Level I Chemistry
    How to Apply
    This program is currently not offered
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,500


    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 wine industry, contributing to areas including the direct wine making operations and the management of 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 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

    Vineyard Management, Wine Making, Winery Engineer, Wine Marketing

  • 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

    Students undertaking the Graduate Diploma will take the same courses as those undertaking the first year of the Masters program - satisfactory completion will enable a student to apply for the Masters program. Graduate Diploma students undertake all core courses (except Advances in Oenology) plus one elective.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Core courses

    Elective Courses:

    Two courses chosen from:



    Assignments, practical reports, final exam

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017