Graduate Diploma in Viticulture
Future students interested in this degree for 2015 and onwards, please visit: Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology
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 Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory.
The program provides advanced knowledge in all aspects of modern grape-growing including: advanced production techniques, vineyard establishment, mineral nutrition, advanced vine physiology and biotechnology, pest and disease control, efficient water use strategies, and the engineering of production and irrigation.
Students may also gain a basic working knowledge of wine production, and some aspects of the global marketing of wine, which reflects trends in the wine industry towards an integrated approach ‘from grape to glass’.
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Higher Education Study This program is currently not being offered for 2015 entry.
A completed three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent.
CRICOS 016404D Intake February and July
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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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 a related field such as Agriculture, Biology, Plant Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Science or Engineering
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place
Annual tuition fees International student place: $45,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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, liaise with winemakers to produce fruit for a designated wine style and work in technical positions.
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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
Laboratory Technician, Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Bioinformatics, Catchment Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Scientific Data Analyst, Scientific Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Grape Production, Grower Liaison Officer, Vineyard Management
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 transfer to the Masters program. Graduate Diploma students must complete core courses plus electives.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
All candidates shall complete the following core courses:
- Viticultural Science A (VITICULT 7002WT)
- Viticultural Science B (VITICULT 7021WT)
- Viticultural Methods & Procedures (VITICULT 7038WT)
- Introductory Winemaking (ONEOLOGY 7028WT)
Candidates can select elective courses from the following:
- Engineering for Viticulture & Oenology B (VITICULT 7240WT)
- Plant Health A (PLANT SC 7245WT)
- Sensory Studies (OENOLOGY 7019WT)
- Topics in Soil and Land Systems (SOIL&WAT 7003WT)
- Soil and Plant Nutrition (PLANT SC 7240WT)
- Soil&Water: Management & Conservation (SOIL&WAT 7027WT)
- GIS for Agriculture & Natural Resource Management (SOIL&WAT 7030WT)
plus other electives from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty, subject to approval by program coordinator.
Combination of written assignments, individual or group projects and exams.
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Last updated: Saturday, 24 Aug 2019