Bachelor of Wine Science

includes:

Bachelor of Wine Science

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Wine Science BWineSc

Availability

Bachelor of Wine Science (4410WS)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Wine Science

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

NOTE
Successful applicants who do not have an appropriate high school background in chemistry or mathematics are strongly recommended to undertake Introductory Chemistry (SSS010) or Foundation Mathematics (SSS018) in the University's Study Link program prior to commencing study in the course.

This course contains workplace learning components requiring access to winery or basic winemaking and analysis equipment for the production of wine (WSC201, WSC301) and a four-week placement in a commercial vineyard, winery or wine business (AHT274).

 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Regular CSU credt rules apply.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course includes 23 compulsory subjects, totalling 184 points, and 1 restricted elective (8 points).

Compulsory subjects:
AGR202 Food Environment and Culture
AGS203 Agricultural Biotechnology
AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
AHT274 Industry Practice
CHM115 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
ENG210 Food and Beverage Engineering
ENG304 Winery Engineering
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PSC103 Botany
PSC104 Soil Science
VIT211 Viticultural Science
WSC111 Grape and Wine Science
WSC114 Wine Science 1
WSC201 Wine Production 1
WSC216 Sensory Science
WSC301 Wine Production 2
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment
WSC407 Wine Science 2
WSC405 Wine Chemistry
WSC406 Wine Microbiology

Restricted elective subject:
This subject can be any subject offered by the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences. Other subjects can also be chosen upon approval by the Course Director. The Course Director will approve subjects that strengthen the body of knowledge and skill set developed in the Bachelor of Wine Science. Subjects with content similar to, or equivalent to compulsory subjects taught in the course will not be acceptable. Similarly, students must verify that all pre-requisites or assumed knowledge are satisfied before undertaking an elective subject.

Enrolment Pattern

Part-time

Year 1
Session 1

AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
PSC103 Botany

Session 2
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
WSC111 Grape and Wine Science

Year 2
Session 1

WSC114 Wine Science 1 (Commenced)
CHM115 Chemistry 1A

Session 2
PSC104 Soil Science
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
WSC114 Wine Science 1 (Completed)

Session 3
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 3
Session 1

WSC216 Sensory Science (Commenced)
VIT211 Viticultural Science (Commenced)
WSC201 Wine Production 1 (Commenced)
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (if not completed over summer)

Session 2
WSC216 Sensory Science (Completed)
VIT211 Viticultural Science (Completed)
WSC201 Wine Production 1 (Completed)
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (if not completed over summer or in session 5)

Year 4
Session 1

AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
AGS203 Agricultural Biotechnology

Session 2
[ ] Restricted Elective
AGR202 Food Environment and Culture

Year 5
Session 1

WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment (Commenced)
WSC407 Wine Science 2 (Commenced)
AHT274 Industry Practice

Session 2
ENG210 Food and Beverage Engineering
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment (Completed)
WSC407 Wine Science 2 (Completed)

Year 6
Session 1

WSC301 Wine Production 2 (Commenced)
WSC405 Wine Chemistry (Commenced)
WSC406 Wine Microbiology (Commenced)
ENG304 Winery Engineering (Commenced)

Session 2
WSC301 Wine Production 2 (Completed)
WSC405 Wine Chemistry (Completed)
WSC406 Wine Microbiology (Completed)
ENG304 Winery Engineering (Completed)

Please note this course is not offered full-time.

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

AHT274 Industry Practice
WSC201 Wine Production 1
WSC301 Wine Production 2

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

CHM107 Chemistry 1B
CHM115 Chemistry 1A
ENG210 Food and Beverage Engineering
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PSC103 Botany
PSC104 Soil Science
VIT211 Viticultural Science
WSC111 Grape and Wine Science
WSC114 Wine Science 1
WSC201 Wine Production 1
WSC216 Sensory Science
WSC301 Wine Production 2
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment
WSC405 Wine Chemistry
WSC406 Wine Microbiology
WSC407 Wine Science 2

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

Students are eligible for student membership to the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology.

Graduates are eligible for full membership to the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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