WSC503 Viticulture/Oenology Dissertation (16)

This subject builds on from the research question proposed in WSC501 Research Proposal. This subject is an original independent research study in oenology or viticulture involving review and evaluation of existing data and/or the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Data may be collected during field studies and/or laboratory experimentation. Students will be required to prepare a dissertation, refereed publication and a seminar as a result of data analysis.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Viticulture and Oenology.

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Successfully execute a research plan that has been developed to test a research question (hypothesis) in a specialised area of viticulture and/or oenology
  • Have demonstrated the technical skills required to collect, interpret and critically analyse scientific, technological and industrial research data collected during their research project
  • Communicate complex scientific, technological or industrial research concepts based on their own research and research published by other researchers in related fields of research
  • Have developed the skills required to independently initiate, undertake and report research findings that are at the forefront of their field of research


This subject will cover the following topics:

Individual research project associated with a specialised area of study chosen by the student in consultation with the subject coordinator.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of WSC503 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment item 1: seminar
Assessment item 2: final report in journal format
Assessment item 3: submission of data/lab books

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.