Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Viticulture and Winemaking will give you a leading edge in the competitive Australian wine industry. We'll drink to that!
Viticulture and Winemaking
The Viticulture and Winemaking major provides you with extensive knowledge of vineyard management operations, plant physiology and wine chemistry.
The program provides a unique hands-on experience with premium grape-growing and winemaking facilities, covering every aspect of the wine industry from the grape to the glass.
Major subjects include:
- wine chemistry
- vineyard management
- plant biology
- wine marketing
- viticulture engineering
- wine making
The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology viticulture and winemaking major offers a distinctive program in Australian viticulture education, providing students with a fulfilling and professional career across all streams of the winemaking industry. Study while you work with our flexible delivery program that includes self-directed online learning, workshop events and virtual evening classes.
Learn in Australia’s best viticulture facilities
The viticulture and winemaking major will provide you with extensive industry-focused learning in our established vineyards at Ararat, Yan Yean and Eden Park, and commercial wineries at Epping (250 tonne) and Ararat (100 tonne).
Learn while you work! We offer a flexible delivery program in this major with online self-directed learning, workshop events and virtual evening classes. As us how this works.
Modes of Delivery
Class based, Combination
- Tuition fees per semester: $13400
- Tuition fees per year: $26800
- Academic: Australian Year 12 or equivalent, to include mathematics, and one of either chemistry or biology, OR
- satisfactory completion of a Diploma course in Agriculture (or equivalent), OR
- mature age applicants (21 years of age or over) relevant industry experience defined as professional industry engagement for a minimum of two years and demonstrated capacity to undertake work at degree level. Supporting document to include a CV with at least 2 supporting written references
- English: Academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no individual band below 5.5, or Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
- Note: All applicants must complete a phone or skype interview as part of the selection process
Assessment MethodsSubjects are assessed in a variety of ways including exams, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations and assignments
MaterialsYou will be required to purchase textbooks and notes. Book lists will be provided at course induction or enrolment by the teaching department
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion means you could go on to undertake post-graduate courses, particular a Masters degree in Agriculture
Career PathwaysGraduates can expect to gain employment in all aspects of the Viticulture and Winemaking industry, in Australia and also overseas
Units Of Study
Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.
|AEM201||STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN|
|BAT101||AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY|
|BAT102||FOOD PRODUCTION IN A CHANGING WORLD|
|BES109||LIVING SYSTEMS 1|
|BES110||LIVING SYSTEMS 2|
|BVW109||VINEYARD MANAGEMENT I|
|BVW203||WINE CHEMISTRY 1|
|BVW207||INTERNATIONAL WINE STYLES|
|BVW211||VINE PHYSIOLOGY & GRAPE PRODUCTION|
|BVW213||RURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT|
|BVW302||WINE PRODUCTION II|
|BVW303||THE AUSTRALIAN WINE INDUSTRY AND ITS WINES|
|BVW306||WINE CHEMISTRY 2|
|BVW308||WINE MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY|
|TER102||LANGUAGE AND LOGIC INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC SKILLS|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7.