Master of Viticulture and Oenology
Be part of a renowned institution
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.
This intensive two-year degree has an international reputation for excellence. It’s suited to students with a relevant bachelor degree or equivalent in a science field.
What will you do?
- Study at the largest agricultural teaching and research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Make wine in our state-of-the-art Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory.
- Build hands-on scientific and technological skills in the vineyards and winery.
- Learn from over 150 researchers and partners in grape and wine science.
- Access cutting-edge research at the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.
- Undertake a research project and submit a thesis of 10,000 words OR complete a professional placement of at least 10 weeks (375 hours).
Where could it take you?
You could manage a vineyard or winery. You might experiment with the latest technologies to innovate and develop efficiencies in related industries. Perhaps you’ll focus on sustainable and natural practices, building an organic, biodynamic or solar-powered future for the wine industry.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM180 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: 3CM180
CRICOS 082842A Intake July. * This program is ONLY available for mid year entry. Application deadline 29th May 2020.
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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
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
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $38,500
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) 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 ReadinessThe grape and wine industry offers a number of career opportunities within Australia and internationally.
As a graduate, you’ll 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, Brewer, Distiller, Wine Exporter, Wine Scientist, Winemaker, Winery Manager
Degree StructureThe master's is a 48 unit program of advanced coursework, including all core courses, a range of electives, and the option to undertake either a 12 unit research option or a 12 unit professional experience component in either a viticulture or oenology discipline. Students 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
- OENOLOGY 7520WT Advances in Wine Science
- Professional Experience
- Research Project
- OENOLOGY 7046WT Fermentation Technology
- OENOLOGY 7038WT Distillation, Fortified and Sparkling Wines
- PLANT SC 7240WT Soil & Water: Management & Conservation
- PLANT SC 7245WT Plant Health A
- SOIL&WAT 7003WT Topics in Soil and Land Systems
- SOIL&WAT 7030WT GIS for Agriculture & Natural Resource Management
- SCIENCE 7020 Communicating Science
- BIOMET 7000WT Research Methodology and Experimentation
- OENOLOGY 7540WT Engineering for Viticulture & Oenology
- SCIENCE 7550 Science International Study Tour
AssessmentAssessment includes assignments, practical reports and a final examination.
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Last updated: Friday, 15 May 2020