Graduate Diploma in Oenology
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
In the Graduate Diploma in Oenology, you will study the practical and theoretical aspects of wine production and viticulture.
The course will provide you with scientific knowledge and a strong understanding of the principles of oenology, including sparkling wine production, distillation, fortified wine production and beer production. There is a strong focus on the sensory evaluation of wines, exploring the relationship between grape and wine quality from domestic and international perspectives. The effects of climate, soil, grape cultivars, rootstocks, pests and diseases are also covered, with strong links to the local viticulture industry.
This course can help you obtain a solid scientific and practical understanding of oenology, including wine marketing, and is suitable if you are currently employed in the wine industry and wish to advance your career options, or if you seek to enter the industry. The course also includes an intensive, fifteen-week wine production unit at the Margaret River Campus small-scale winery.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Applicants generally require a bachelor degree or graduate certificate. Applicants employed for a minimum of three years within the wine industry in a management function may apply on the basis of prior learning.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2017||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$26,600*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 200 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
You may apply for membership to the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.
Applications for recognition of credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Curtin’s Graduate Diploma in Oenology attracts a wide range of domestic and international students to study at the Margaret River Education Campus situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Graduates find employment in Australia and overseas in wine production, viticulture, marketing and various microbrewing roles.
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