Master of Viticulture and Oenology

The University of Adelaide

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 the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science laboratory. This program incorporates courses in both viticulture and oenology and qualifies graduates to work as either a viticulturist, oenologist (winemaker) or in related professions (e.g. 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $69,000
International: $80,000

Entry Requirements:

Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline e.g. Agriculture, Biology, Plant Science

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).

Subjects you can Study:

Viticulture and oenology

Study Pathways:

Programs that lead into this award: Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

Who for:

Those interested in the theory and practice of viticulture and oenology

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Viticulturist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waite No info No Full time 2 years

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