Master of Viticulture and Oenology

Campus Waite Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM180
CRICOS 082842A

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.  

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3CM180
    Deferment Yes - contact the Admissions Office
    Intake July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate 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.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM180

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 082842A
    Intake July.
    * This program is ONLY available for mid year entry. Application deadline 30th April 2020.
    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 6.5 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.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $38,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $45,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The 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 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

    Grape Production, Grower Liaison Officer, Vineyard Management, Winemaking, Wine Exporter, Wine Scientist, Winemaker, Winery Manager

  • Degree Structure

    The 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

    Core Courses
    Choice of:
    • Professional Experience
      or
    • Research Project
    Electives

     

    Additional relevant courses selected with the approval of the Program Advisor

    Assessment

    Assessment includes assignments, practical reports and a final examination.
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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019