CSU's Bachelor of Viticulture is designed for specialist vineyard management with extensive studies of viticulture, vine physiology, vine pests and diseases, water and soil management.
CSU's Bachelor of Viticulture is designed for specialist vineyard management with extensive studies of viticulture, vine physiology, vine pests and diseases, and water and soil management. A range of electives enables development of sensory skills, communication, wine production, resource management or marketing skills.
CSU has contributed to the industry since 1975 by developing courses that offer a unique blend of science, business and practical training for wine industry personnel. With access to an on campus commercial winery, which is at the forefront of viticultural practices and winemaking techniques, and teaching staff who are experienced professionals in the field, our students graduate with the knowledge and hands-on experience that give them the edge in the wine industry.
The course aims to:
Students are required to gain experience in a commercial vineyard and winery to complete the requirements of the subject Winegrowing Experience. Applicants must have access to a fully developed vineyard and winery to complete the practical requirements of the course.
The course comprises pure science, viticulture, wine production and some business subjects. The pure science subjects provide the scientific background in chemistry, plant sciences and soil sciences (including irrigation) that underpins the applied viticulture and wine production studies. Students also develop skills in wine sensory assessment. The business subjects provide grounding in organisation and management relevant to a business operation.
Some subjects require students to attend residential schools at CSU in Wagga Wagga. Using the University's facilities, these residential schools provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the area of study for an intensive period of two to four days.
6 years distance education
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points and meet all residential school and work experience requirements.
To study this course, you will need to indicate your likelihood of success through previous studies and other attainments and experience.
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6 years distance education
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