Master of Viticulture and Oenology Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Viticulture and Oenology
Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Diploma of Viticulture and Oenology GradDipViticulture&Oenology

Master of Viticulture and Oenology MViticulture&Oenology

Availability

Graduate Diploma of Viticulture and Oenology (4619VO)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Master of Viticulture and Oenology (4710VO)

Online - Wagga Wagga

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

Normal Course Duration

Master of Viticulture and Oenology

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

Full-time: 1 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

Master of Viticulture and Oenology

Successful completion of a Bachelor Degree. Students who have not completed first-year chemistry, microbiology, botany and/or soil science will be required to complete relevant studies prior to admission, as advised by the Course Director. Students who do not have work experience in the Grape and Wine Industry will be required to complete WSC111 Grape and Wine Science. 

Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

Successful completion of a Bachelor Degree. Students who have not completed first-year chemistry, microbiology, botany and/or soil science will be required to complete relevant studies prior to admission, as advised by the Course Director. Students who do not have work experience in the Grape and Wine Industry will be required to complete WSC111 Grape and Wine Science.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Viticulture and Oenology

Normal CSU Credit Policy will apply. Students who have completed CSU's Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology will receive full credit for their studies in the Master of Viticulture and Oenology.

Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

Normal CSU Credit Policy will apply.

Articulation

The Master and Graduate Diploma make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Viticulture and Oenology

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology must complete 64 points at pass level or better to be eligible for graduation. Students must complete the core subject VIT502 and one of the streams at Foundation or Advdanced level depending on their particular background in the discipline (to be advised by the Course Director).

Students completing the Master of Viticulture and Oenology must complete 96 points at pass level or better to be eligible for graduation. Students must complete the subjects recommended for the Graduate Diploma, and the dissertation subject WSC502.

Students may be able to complete a broader selection of subjects mixing viticulture and oenology (mixed stream) as approved by the Course Director. Students without a background in Viticulture or Oenology and aiming to gain employment in the industry should complete one of the streams at the Foundation level.

Core for all students
VIT502 Advanced Grape and Wine Studies

Additional core subject for Master students
WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation (32)

Restricted Electives for all students
Viticulture stream  Foundation level
PSC416 Plant Physiology
VIT405 Integrated Vineyard Management
VIT406 Vine Physiology and Performance
VIT411 Viticultural Science
VIT501 Advanced Viticultural Science
WSC414 Wine Science 1
WSC402 Wine Production 1

Viticulture stream  Advanced level
IRR400 Principles of Irrigation
PSC416 Plant Physiology
PSC415 Soil Management
VIT405 Integrated Vineyard Management
VIT406 Vine Physiology and Performance
VIT501 Advanced Viticultural Science
1 restricted elective selected from:
" AGS402 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
" AGR512 Property and Catchment Planning
" AGR595 Managing Agroecosystems
" AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
" PSC420 Water Policy and Management
" Or other suitable subject as approved by the Course Director

Oenology stream  Foundation level
VIT411 Viticultural Science
WSC414 Wine Science 1
WSC416 Sensory Science
WSC402 Wine Production 1
WSC403 Wine Production 2
WSC404 Wine Sensory Assessment
WSC504 Advanced Oenology

Oenology stream  Advanced level
WSC403 Wine Production 2
WSC404 Wine Sensory Assessment
WSC405 Wine Chemistry
WSC406 Wine Microbiology
WSC407 Wine Science 2
WSC504 Advanced Oenology
1 restricted elective selected from:
" AGB410 Agricultural Marketing
" AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
" MKT501 Marketing Management
" Or other suitable subject as approved by the Course Director

Enrolment Pattern

Students completing the Graduate Diploma complete Year 1 and 2. Students completing the Master complete all 3 years.

Viticulture stream  Foundation level
Year 1
Session 1

PSC416 Plant Physiology
VIT411 Viticultural Science (commenced)
WSC414 Wine Science 1 (commenced)

Session 2
VIT411 Viticultural Science (completed)
VIT501 Advanced Viticultural Science
WSC414 Wine Science 1 (completed)

Year 2
Session 1
VIT405 Integrated Vineyard Management (commenced)
VIT406 Vine Physiology and Performance (commenced)
WSC402 Wine Production 1 (commenced)

Session 2
VIT502 Advanced Grape and Wine Studies
VIT405 Integrated Vineyard Management (completed)
VIT406 Vine Physiology and Performance (completed)
WSC402 Wine Production 1 (completed)

Students may exit at this point with the Graduate Diploma

Year 3
Session 1

WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

Session 2
WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

Viticulture stream  Advanced level
Year 1
Session 1

PSC416 Plant Physiology
Restricted Elective

Session 2
IRR400 Principles of Irrigation
VIT501 Advanced Viticultural Science
Restricted Elective (if not completed in session 1)

Year 2
Session 1

VIT405 Integrated Vineyard Management (commenced)
VIT406 Vine Physiology and Performance (commenced)
PSC415 Soil Management

Session 2
VIT405 Integrated Vineyard Management (completed)
VIT406 Vine Physiology and Performance (completed)
VIT502 Advanced Grape and Wine Studies

Students may exit at this point with the Graduate Diploma

Year 3
Session 1

WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

Session 2
WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

Oenology stream  Foundation level
Year 1
Session 1

VIT411 Viticultural Science (commenced)
WSC414 Wine Science 1 (commenced)
WSC416 Sensory Science (commenced)

Session 2
VIT411 Viticultural Science (completed)
WSC414 Wine Science 1 (completed)
WSC416 Sensory Science (completed)
WSC504 Advanced Oenology

Year 2
Session 1

WSC402 Wine Production 1 (commenced)
WSC403 Wine Production 2 (commenced)
WSC404 Wine Sensory Assessment (commenced)

Session 2
WSC402 Wine Production 1 (completed)
WSC403 Wine Production 2 (completed)
WSC404 Wine Sensory Assessment (completed)
VIT502 Advanced Grape and Wine Studies

Students may exit at this point with the Graduate Diploma

Year 3
Session 1

WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

Session 2
WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

Oenology stream  Advanced level
Year 1
Session 1

WSC404 Wine Sensory Assessment (commenced)
WSC407 Wine Science 2 (commenced)
Restricted Elective

Session 2
WSC404 Wine Sensory Assessment (completed)
WSC407 Wine Science 2 (completed)
WSC504 Advanced Oenology
Restricted Elective (if not completed in session 1)

Year 2
Session 1

WSC403 Wine Production 2 (commenced)
WSC405 Wine Chemistry (commenced)
WSC406 Wine Microbiology (commenced)

Session 2
WSC403 Wine Production 2 (completed)
WSC405 Wine Chemistry (completed)
WSC406 Wine Microbiology (completed)
VIT502 Advanced Grape and Wine Studies

Students may exit at this point with the Graduate Diploma

Year 3
Session 1

WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

Session 2
WSC502 Advanced Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation

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

VIT405 Integrated Vineyard Management
WSC402 Wine Production 1
WSC403 Wine Production 2
WSC504 Advanced Oenology

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

AGS402 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
IRR400 Principles of Irrigation
PSC415 Soil Management
PSC416 Plant Physiology
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
VIT406 Vine Physiology and Performance
VIT411 Viticultural Science
WSC402 Wine Production 1
WSC403 Wine Production 2
WSC404 Wine Sensory Assessment
WSC405 Wine Chemistry
WSC406 Wine Microbiology
WSC407 Wine Science 2
WSC414 Wine Science 1
WSC416 Sensory Science

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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