Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology
Develop your palate
Adelaide is one of the great wine capitals of the world with over 200 cellar doors within an hour of the CBD. Our winemakers are innovators and cultural leaders within a sector helping drive the nation’s economy. In fact, 70 percent of Australian wine research happens at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus.
Our viticulture and oenology postgraduate degrees have an international reputation for excellence.
What will you do?
- Study at the largest agricultural teaching and research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Learn from over 150 researchers and partners in grape and wine science.
- Make wine in our state-of-the-art Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory.
- Build hands-on scientific and technological skills in our vineyards and winery.
Where could it take you?
This program may meet your professional development needs by itself or act as a first step towards the Master of Viticulture and Oenology. Our graduates go on to all sorts of rewarding careers within the wine industry. You could work as a lab technician or manage a vineyard. You might develop innovative approaches to the winemaking process. Perhaps you’ll delight customers in a cellar door or marketing role.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD094 Deferment Yes - contact the Admissions Office Intake July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study 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 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 6.5 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 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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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $38,500
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.
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
Grape Production, Grower Liaison Officer, Vineyard Management, Winemaking, Wine Marketing
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: Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019