Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology
Campus Waite Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD094
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.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD094 Deferment Yes - contact the Admissions Office Mid-year entry Yes Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree in a relevant field.
Please note the program is only available for Semester 2 entry.SATAC Code: 3GD094
CRICOS 082830E Intake July.
*This program is ONLY available for mid year entry. Application deadline 30th April.
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 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.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $33,000
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.
Career Readinesswell 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 AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Advertising / Wine Promoter, Grape Production, Grower Liaison Officer, Vineyard Management, Wine Making, Wine Marketing
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Degree StructureStudents 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
- VITICULT 7002WT Viticultural Science A
- VITICULT 7021WT Viticultural Science B
- VITICULT 7038WT Viticultural Methods & Procedures
- OENOLOGY 7028WT Introductory Winemaking
- OENOLOGY 7019WT Sensory Studies
- OENOLOGY 7047WT Winemaking at Vintage
- OENOLOGY 7022WT Cellar and Winery Waste Management
- OENOLOGY 7010WT Stabilisation and Clarification
AssessmentAssessment includes assignments, practical reports and a final examination.
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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017